By Jérôme aan de Wiel

This e-book is an in-depth exam of the family members among eire and the previous East Germany among the top of the second one global warfare and the autumn of the Berlin Wall. It explores political, diplomatic, financial, media and cultural matters. The lengthy and tortuous means of developing diplomatic relatives is exclusive within the annals of diplomatic history.

Central during this learn are the actions of the Stasi. They convey how and the place East German intelligence received details on eire and northern eire and likewise what sort of info was once collected. a very attention-grabbing point of the ebook is the tracking of the actions of the Irish Republican military and the Irish nationwide Liberation military and their campaigns opposed to the British military in West Germany. The Stasi had infiltrated West German protection prone and knew approximately Irish suspects and their contacts with West German terrorist groups.

East German Intelligence and eire, 1949-90 makes an unique contribution to diplomatic, intelligence, terrorist and chilly warfare studies.

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