David P. Calleo, Eric R. Staal, eds., Europe’s Franco German Engine. SAIS European Studies Series No. 6, Washington DC: Brookings Institution Press, 1998.
Throughout the postwar era a special relationship between France and Germany has often been the catalyst for European integration. The two countries have achieved jointly the leadership that neither could sustain alone. However, the Soviet collapse has presented them with a new agenda of problems. German unification has resurrected old geopolitical fears and has had disruptive economic consequences. Read More