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Germany and the Use of Force: The Evolution of German Security Policy 1990-2003

Kerry Longhurst


Mobilising the concept of strategic culture, this study develops a framework for understanding developments in German security policy between 1990 and 2003. Germany's contemporary security policies are characterised by a peculiar mix of continuity and change. From abstention in the first Gulf war, to early peacekeeping missions in Bosnia in the early 1990s and a full combat role in Kosovo in 1999, the pace of change in German security policy since the end of the Cold War has been breathtaking. The extent of this change has recently, however, been questioned, as seen most vividly in Berlin's re ... More

Keywords: strategic culture, German security policy, first Gulf war, peacekeeping missions, Bosnia, Kosovo, 9/11, war on terrorism, Iraq, West Germany

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780719067082
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719067082.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kerry Longhurst, author