The Last Decade of the Cold War: From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation (Cold War History)

The Last Decade of the Cold War: From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation (Cold War History)


The Nineteen Eighties was once a interval of virtually unparalleled contention and pressure among the 2 major actors within the East-West clash, the USA and the Soviet Union. Why and the way that clash first escalated and thereafter, in an amazingly fast approach, used to be reversed and taken to its peaceable end on the finish of the last decade is the subject of this volume.

With person contributions via eighteen recognized students of diplomacy and background from quite a few nations, the ebook addresses the position of the us, the previous Soviet Union, and the international locations of western and jap Europe in that notable final decade of the chilly warfare, and discusses how specific occasions in addition to underlying political, ideological, social, and fiscal components could have contributed to the extraordinary transformation that happened.

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