This useful collection of documents provides a wide variety of primary sources that are appropriate for undergraduate courses dealing with contemporary Europe, international relations, diplomacy, and the Cold War. Most items relate to foreign policy issues in Europe, including selections
involving the United States in that context. Reading the actual documents provides the opportunity to understand more fully the decisions of government leaders, the background behind their actions, and the framework of future behavior. This paperback edition may be used either as a required text or as a supplement to other course materials. Each document includes a brief introduction to provide students with historical background.