EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Spencer, Dr. Robert
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The current crisis in Berlin. The roots of the present crisis in wartime policies. Details about the agreement reached in 1944, and after. A history. The two phases of the present crisis. The nature of the crisis. The Wall. The closing of the frontier. Life in West Berlin. The difficulty or impossibility of negotiation. Dangers to the West. The first essential of protecting the freedom and security of West Berlin and its lines of communications. What was promised when the Federal Republic came into NATO. Khrushchev's motives. What is at stake and what is implicit in the Berlin situation. Exploring means to achieve a settlement. The difficulties for western statesmanship in steering between the two dangers of nuclear war, and defeat of the West without war.