Wilson Center Experts

Gerhard Wettig

Fellowship
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Director, Bendesinstitut fur Ostwissenschaftliche und Internationale Studien
Wilson Center Project(s):
Security, Diplomacy, and Propaganda in Soviet Foreign Policy: The Euromissile Controversy, 1979-1983

Project Summary

Examines foreign policy and domestic propoganda in regard to the Euromissile controversy. Uses this confrontation to probe Soviet policy, contentional diplomacy, propaganda, Western communist parties and front movements, as they were mobilized to block Western efforts to counter the Soviet buildup of SS-20s and other threatening Soviet movies.