East European Quarterly

A scholarly journal publishes articles in the disciplines of East European history, including its economics, politics, culture and history.

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 2, Summer

American-Romanian Relations, 1989-1994
While the fall of Ceausescu in December, 1989, received high praise from the American public, Washington's response was far more tempered. On Christmas Day, the White House formally established diplomatic relations with the new government.(1) Bucharest...
Eastern Europe and Germany's Treuhandanstalt
Within months of the opening of the Berlin Wall the East Germans had freed themselves of the communist political system, but retained the state-owned economic system. In the spring of 1990 the still-sovereign government of the German Democratic Republic...
East-West Arms Control and the Fall of the USSR, 1967-1994: Radical Change or Expedient Accommodation?
Traditionally, international affairs focus mostly on the complex interrelationship between states at the regional and global levels. Regardless of their actual or perceived national power and size, states tend to coexist more or less peacefully and engage...
Szechenyi and Posterity: Changing Perceptions about Szechenyi in the 19th and 20th Centuries
The study of history may be the ultimate in the art of conjuring tricks. We look into the past as if through a window, and we may then realize that beyond what we see of the past, the window-pane, mirror-like, reflects our own image as well. Therefore,...
The Contribution of Post-World War II Schools in Poland in Forging a Negative Image of the Germans
Public opinion polls conducted in Poland in the second half of the 1980's revealed the image the Poles have of the Germans. The negative elements included (in order of frequency cited): haughtiness, conceit, arrogance, megalomania, contempt for Poles,...
Traditional Toleration and Modern Pluralism: The Case of "Orthodox Europe."(Transcript)
Three different aspects will be briefly discussed in my paper starting from current opinions and stereotypes that raise three major questions: does there exist a specific political unit called "Orthodox Europe?"; did the Church and State collaborate...