Title of my research project is "Ostpolitik im Wandel? The
unfolding of West German foreign policy toward East Germany during
the Schmidt years, 1974-1982"
aims at studying how Schmidt's/Genscher's Ostpolitik
toward the GDR unfolded during the years 1974-82; how its
conduction in Bonn was affected by the dramatic international and
domestic changes occurring during the seventies; and particularly,
what its collocation was within the broader foreign (Western)
policy of the Schmidt’s government.
research interests are the history of international relations, the
cold war history and the history of European integration