Molotov's Apprenticeship in Foreign Policy: The Triple Alliance Negotiations in 1939

  title={Molotov's Apprenticeship in Foreign Policy: The Triple Alliance Negotiations in 1939},
  author={Derek Watson},
  journal={Europe-Asia Studies},
  pages={695 - 722}
  • D. Watson
  • Published 1 June 2000
  • History
  • Europe-Asia Studies
THE TRIPLE ALLIANCE NEGOTIATIONS with Britain and France provided Molotov's formal introduction to the diplomatic world. They established his negotiating style, based less on the civilities of diplomacy than on his experience as chairman of Sovnarkom, as a member of the Politburo and other top party institutions, where he was prepared to hand out rude and rough treatment to others. The negotiations created a reputation for him in the international arena that was to remain, and perhaps dog him… 
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