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Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991

Author: Martin McCauley
Publisher: London ; New York : Pearson/Longman, 2004.
Series: Seminar studies in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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There has been much scholarly debate about the Cold War since the last edition of this text was published. The new edition incorporates these perspectives and insights and assesses the economic cost  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin McCauley
ISBN: 0582784824 9780582784826
OCLC Number: 55683217
Notes: Previous edition: 1998.
Description: xxxvii, 193 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword to the second edition Chronology List of maps PART ONE: THE CONTEXT 1. INTRODUCTION: THE PROBLEM Ideas and Beliefs (Ideology) Security Culture 2. THE COLD WAR IN PERSPECTIVE Cold War I Brinkmanship Detente Cold War II and the end of the Cold War The characteristics of the Cold War PART TWO: ANALYSIS 3. COLD WAR I: 1949-1953 The Berlin blockade China NSC-68 The war in Korea 4. TO THE BRINK AND BACK: 1953-1969 The search for a new relationship Khrushchev takes over The Geneva summit The Hungarian Revolution Asia The Middle East Other Third World states Brinkmanship: Berlin Brinkmanship: Cuba The war in Vietnam 5. DA AeTENTE: 1969-1979 Forging a new relationship A new president and a new approach China changes sides: rapprochement with America SALT The German problem defused The Middle East The agenda changes as Ford takes over Africa The Helsinki Accord A new president sows confusion Carter and Brezhnev reach agreement on SALT II but on little else 6. COLD WAR II: 1979-1985 Detente fails to satisfy American aspirations Carter's mixed record Disastrous decision-making in Moscow: intervention in Afghanistan Carter, Brzezinski and Cold War II A new president and a new departure Andropov and Reagan: missed opportunities Failure and success for America The ground is prepared for better relations with Russia Reagan improves relations with China 7. NEW POLITICAL THINKING AND THE END OF THE COLD WAR: 1985-1991 The new political thinking The Gorbachev-Reagan summits The Bush-Gorbachev relationship is slow to develop Gorbachev and Europe: Our Common Home Germany unites Gorbachev and Eastern Europe Gorbachev and China Gorbachev's domestic difficulties cause problems for Bush The Gulf War leads to joint superpower policy Gorbachev's problems mount The last summit The attempted coup and after PART THREE: ASSESSMENT 8.THE JUDGEMENT Sources of hostility between the superpowers Why did America come to guarantee west European security? Why did Russia and America become systemic rivals? A hard lesson for the superpowers: empires are liabilities Is there a link between good government and economic prosperity? Was the growth of the nuclear arsenals inevitable? Why did the Cold War end? America's changing doctrine Was the US an imperialist power? PART FOUR: DOCUMENTS Glossary Who's Who References
Series Title: Seminar studies in history.
Responsibility: Martin McCauley.

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