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Changing Course : Ideas, Politics, and the Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Author: Sarah E Mendelson
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2014.
Series: Princeton studies in international history and politics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Soviet foreign policy changed dramatically in the 1980s. The shift, bitterly resisted by the country's foreign policy traditionalists, ultimately contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. In Changing Course, Sarah Mendelson demonstrates that interpretations that stress the impact of the international system, and particularly of U.S. foreign policy, or that focus on the role of  Read more...
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Mendelson, Sarah E.
Changing Course : Ideas, Politics, and the Soviet Withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah E Mendelson
ISBN: 9781400864829 1400864828
OCLC Number: 884012785
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; Preface: Encounters with a Declining Power; Abbreviations.
Series Title: Princeton studies in international history and politics.

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Soviet foreign policy changed dramatically in the 1980s. The shift, bitterly resisted by the country's foreign policy traditionalists, ultimately contributed to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. In Changing Course, Sarah Mendelson demonstrates that interpretations that stress the impact of the international system, and particularly of U.S. foreign policy, or that focus on the role of ideas or politics alone, fail to explain the contingent process of change. Mendelson tells a story of internal battles where ""misfit"" ideas--ones that severely challenged th.

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