Ostpolitik and Its Relevance for Inter-Korean Relations

Published in: Restarting the Peace Process on the Korean Peninsula: Conference Report / Ed. by Kongdan Oh and Craig S. Coleman (Los Angeles, CA : The Korea Society - Los Angeles, 1994), Chapter 2, p. 37-57

Posted on RAND.org on January 01, 1994

by Denise D. Quigley

The unique situation of artificial division in both Korea and Germany following World War II, and the subsequent reunification in Germany, offer the Koreans an opportunity of analyzing Germany's experiences for their own purposes. Ostpolitik set into motion a process by which East and West Germany interacted, negotiated, traded, and developed a relationship.

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