Series 1945–1989

Volume 25


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 25 (1.1.197031.12.1972)

Senior researcher: Sacha Zala 
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2013. LXVIIII and 608 pages
CHF 78.–
ISBN 978-3-0340-1191-4

Academic researchers

Marc Perrenoud, Ursina Bentele, Marisa Birri, Thomas Bürgisser, Vincent Juillerat, Maurizio Rossi, Franziska Ruchti

Content
The free trade agreement with the European Economic Community strongly defines volume 25 (1970–1972). At the same time, preparations for the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe were taking place. Through the international monetary crisis, the role of the Swiss franc and finance centre became more important. Alongside traditional topics such as relations with the «divided states», good offices and humanitarian aid, new subjects began to interest Swiss diplomacy, for instance environmental policy. A further aspect is the growing interdependence of home affairs and foreign policy. The ripples of the Middle East Conflict also reached Switzerland, through a series of terrorist attacks.

Preface, Editorial Note and Introduction (PDF)

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Volume 24


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 24 (1.1.1967–31.12.1969)

Senior researcher: Sacha Zala 
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2012. LXVIII and 608 pages
CHF 78.–
ISBN 978-3-0340-1133-4

Academic researchers
Marc Perrenoud, Ursina Bentele, Marisa Birri, Thomas Bürgisser, Vincent Juillerat, Maurizio Rossi, Franziska Ruchti

Content
Volume 24 shows the multitude of aspects with which Swiss foreign relations had to cope between 1967 and 1969. Alongside its relationship with neighbouring countries and the cooperation with neutral countries, the core issue was that of European integration. Economic and financial relations, relationships with international organisations, development cooperation as well as the «good offices» were going to be influenced by international events such as the Vietnam War, the Six-Day War, the Biafra Crisis and the Czechoslovakia Crisis. A number of Federal Councillors' trips to Eastern Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa testify to a growing differentiation in foreign policy interests.

Preface, Editorial Note and Introduction (PDF)

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Volume 23


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 23 (1.1.1964–31.12.1966)

Senior researcher: Sacha Zala 
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2011. LXIV and 499 pages
CHF 78.–
ISBN 978-3-0340-1082-5

Academic researchers
Marc Perrenoud, Dario Gerardi, Maurizio Rossi, Ursina Bentele, Marisa Birri, Thomas Bürgisser, Franziska Ruchti

Content
Documents gathered in volume 23 present a wide range of aspects of Swiss foreign relations in the years 1964 to 1966. A great significance was attached to the agreement with Italy which would regulate labour migration. Alongside the intensification of its relations to neighbouring countries, Switzerland also extended its economic and technical cooperation with developing countries. Swiss foreign relations were influenced by international events such as the Vietnam War and processes like the European integration. Some other important aspects documented in this volume are Swiss economic and financial relations, the issue of divided states, Geneva as home to international organisations, and Switzerland's good offices.

Preface, Editorial Note and Introduction (PDF)

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Volume 22


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 22 (1.7.1961–31.12.1963)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Joint senior researcher: Mauro Cerutti
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2009. 464 pages
CHF 78.–
ISBN 978-3-0340-0966-9

Academic researchers
Daniel Béguin, Damien Carron, Dario Gerardi, Olivier Longchamp, Claudia Mäder, Kathrin Marthaler, Marc Perrenoud, Maurizio Rossi

Content

The documents contained in volume 22 (1961-1963) cover seven main topics: European integration and Switzerland's attempts to be associated to it; economic and technical cooperation with developing countries; economic and financial relations including taxations and bank secrecy; economic policy and the status of foreign workers which needed redefining; security issues in a context defined by the strained relations between Moscow and Washington and the Cuban Crisis; good offices following the resolving of the French-Algerian conflict and humanitarian aid; cooperation with international organisations such as the UN and the OECD.

Preface (PDF, German)

 

Volume 21


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Vol. 21 (1.3.1958–30.6.1961)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Joint senior researcher: Mauro Cerutti
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2007. CVIII and 423 Seiten
CHF 60.–
ISBN 978-3-0340-0837-2

Academic researchers
Klaus Ammann, Damien Carron, Dario Gerardi, Kathrin Marthaler, Marc Perrenoud

Content

Volume 21 (1958-1961) presents documents focusing on Swiss policy with regards to the crises between Great Powers about Berlin and Cuba, as well as documents relating to the decolonisation of the African continent. The Algerian War and the Congo Crisis especially required Switzerland's good offices and humanitarian aid. The creation of the European Economic Community and the founding of the EFTA and OECD were major events. In the context of the Cold War, national security constituted a challenge; Switzerland mostly concentrated on the atomic weapons project and the acquisition of Mirage combat aircrafts.

Preface and Introduction (PDF, German)

 

Volume 20


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Vol. 20 (1.4.1955–28.2.1958)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Joint senior researcher: Mauro Cerutti
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2004. CIV and 423 Seiten
CHF 60.–
ISBN 3-0340-0692-6

Academic researchers
Klaus Ammann, Damien Carron, Dario Gerardi, Kathrin Marthaler, Marc Perrenoud, Sacha Zala

Content
Volume 20 of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (1.4.1955–28.2.1958) contains documents on the varied relations Switzerland has with partners on all continents. It illustrates opinions of the Federal Council and its stance on the Suez and Hungary crises as well as on decolonization in North Africa and documents the measures implemented in favour of Swiss nationals living abroad. Relations with the United Nations, the Geneva Summit of 1955 and the Conference on Atomic Energy are also addresssed.

Preface and Introduction (PDF, German)

 

Volume 19


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 19 (1.5.1952–31.3.1955)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Joint senior researcher: Mauro Cerutti
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2003. CVI and 458 pages
CHF 60.–
ISBN 3-0340-0635-7

Academic researchers
Damien Carron, Eric Flury-Dasen, Dario Gerardi, Kathrin Marthaler, Therese Steffen Gerber, Sacha Zala

Content
Vol. 19 of the Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (1.5.1952–31.3.1955) covers a period marked by the Cold War and the first attempt at East-West détente. The Swiss diplomacy seizes the opportunity to assert its policy of neutrality: Additionally Switzerland participates in the Neutral Nation Supervisory Committee monitoring the ceasefire in Korea and organizes the conference in Geneva designed to end the conflicts in Korea and Indochina. Moreover this volume contains many information not only on Switzerland’s bilateral relations with its principal partners and the development of its connections with countries in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, but also on its participation in international organizations and its policies towards European institutions.

 

Volume 18


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 18 (1.7.1949-30.4.1952)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Joint senior researcher: Mauro Cerutti
Coordinators: Eric Flury-Dasen,
Therese Steffen Gerber
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
2001. XCIX and 585 pages
CHF 60.–
ISBN 3-0340-0519-9

Academic researchers
Michele Coduri, Sébastien Guex, Roland Maurhofer, Luc van Dongen, Sacha Zala

Content
Volume 18 of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland (July 1949 to April 1952) deals with the increasing tension between East and West. Swiss diplomacy continued to cooperate with Europe and the world within an environment marked by the Korean War. Confronted with the creation of two German states, it negotiated with the Allies and with Bonn. In Asia, Switzerland recognized Communist China and dealt with enquiries from new Asiatic countries.

Preface and Introduction (PDF, German)

 

Volume 17


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 17 (1.6.1947-30.6.1949)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Joint senior researcher: Mauro Cerutti
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
1999. LXXXVI and 579 pages
CHF 60.–
ISBN 3-905312-84-0

Academic researchers
Michele Coduri, Eric Flury-Dasen, Sébastien Guex, Thomas Gürber, Roland Maurhofer, Marc Perrenoud, Therese Steffen Gerber, Luc van Dongen

Content
Volume 17 of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland covers the period from June 1947 to June 1949, which is marked by rivalry between the democratic countries and communist states and the partition of Europe. Swiss diplomacy participates both in European reconstruction and international conferences. It endeavours to maintain its relations with Europe’s communist states and solve the problems resulting from nationalization. The most serious challenge facing Switzerland during these initial stages of the Cold War is how to continue with its policy of neutrality.

 

Volume 16


Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland
Volume 16 (9.5.1945–30.5.1947)

Senior researcher: Antoine Fleury
Coordinator: Marc Perrenoud
bound, with dust cover, 16x24cm
1997. LXXIV and 502 pages
CHF 60.–
ISBN 3-905312-22-0

Academic researchers
Mauro Cerutti, Michele Coduri, Eric Flury-Dasen, Thomas Gürber, Sébastien Guex, Roland Maurhofer, Ariane Sabet-Sobhani, Therese Steffen Gerber

Content
Volume 16 of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland covers the period from May 1945 to May 1947 and attempts to provide a balanced view of the decisive period from the end of the Second World War until the first signs of the Cold War appear. The settlement of economic issues with the Allies (Washington Agreement), relations with the victorious Soviet Union and the attitude of the fledgling UN are among the main challenges facing Swiss diplomacy.

Preface and Introduction (PDF, German)