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The wars of Eduard Shevardnadze

Author: Carolyn McGiffert Ekedahl; Melvin A Goodman
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brassey's, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd ed., rev. and updatedView all editions and formats

Together with Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Yakovlev, Eduard Shevardnadze led the dramatic Soviet about-face in the 1980s that ended the Cold War and transformed the international political  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Ėduard Amvrosievich Shevardnadze; Ė A Shevardnadze; Ė A Shevardnadze
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carolyn McGiffert Ekedahl; Melvin A Goodman
ISBN: 1574884042 9781574884043
OCLC Number: 48252082
Description: xxiii, 333 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Shevardnadze's roots: The seeds of reform --
Modest beginnings --
Early career --
Moscow connections --
Reformer and innovator --
The negative legacy of repression --
Retrospective --
2. Evolution of a political partnership --
Early friendship --
One man's choice --
Foreign ministry years, 1985-1990 --
The rift between Gorbachev and Shevardnadze --
Retrospective. 3. Domestic imperative: The need to reform --
Out of isolation toward a new world order --
Economic and political inheritance --
International legacy --
Domestic links to foreign policy --
Axioms of new political thinking --
New assumptions --
4. Rocking the boat: Shevardnadze battles the bureaucracy --
Rebuilding the foreign ministry --
Taking on the military --
Minimizing the party's role --
5. The centrality of the United States --
The Reagan administration --
The Bush administration --
Shevardnadze's legacy. 6. Moscow's conscience on human rights --
Human rights legacy --
Viewing the world "through the eyes of humanity" --
The turn --
Moscow's conscience on human rights --
Washington drags its heels --
Shevardnadze's impact --
7. New directions in Europe --
Perestroika and policy toward Europe --
The liberation of Eastern Europe --
The last straw: Reunification of Germany --
Shevardnadze and the diplomacy of reunification --
The compromise --
European legacy --
8. Retreat from the Third World: Out of Afghanistan into the Gulf War --
Retreat from Afghanistan --
The Persian Gulf War. 9. Approach to Third World tensions: From exploitation to resolution --
Inheritance: A Cold War perspective --
Shevardnadze's view of the Third World --
Rapprochement in Asia --
Toward peace in the Middle East --
Withdrawal from Africa --
Letting go in Central America --
Shevardnadze's legacy --
10. Shevardnadze's resignation: The end of the road --
The resignation --
Prologue to parting --
Reaction to the resignation --
Repercussions of the resignation --
The coup --
11. Abroad at home --
The Russian bear roams the Caucasus --
The irony of Shevardnadze's return --
Georgian nationalism --
Shevardnadze makes a deal with the devil --
The failure of the U.S. connection --
The impact of Chechnya on the Caucasus --
The problems of crime and corruption --
Shevardnadze's fate.
Other Titles: Eduard Shevardnadze
Responsibility: Carolyn McGiffert Ekedahl and Melvin A. Goodman.
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