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Russia, America and the Cold War, 1949-1991

ISBN-10: 1405874309
ISBN-13: 9781405874304
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Martin McCauley
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Book details

List price: $36.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 7/17/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.056

Foreword to the second edition
Acknowledgements
Chronology
Who's who
Glossary
Maps
Context
Introduction: The Problem
Ideas and Beliefs
Security
Culture
The Cold War in Perspective
Cold War I
Brinkmanship
Detente
Cold War II and the end of the Cold War
Characteristics of the Cold War
Analysis
Cold War I: 1949-1953
The Berlin Blockade
China
NSC-68
The War in Korea
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
Detente: 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
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
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
Assessment
The Judgement
Introduction
Sources of Hostility Between the Superpowers
Why did America come to Guarantee West European Security?
Why did Russia and America Gradually 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 Nuclear Arsenals Inevitable?
Why did the Cold War end?
America's Changing Doctrine
Was the USA an Imperialist Power?
Documents
Khrushchev and Diversionary Tactics
Khrushchev and China
Kennedy and Vietnam
Kennedy, Khrushchev and Cuba
Kissinger, Brezhnev and Detente
The KGB
The KGB and Italy
The Russians and the Palestinians
Afghanistan
Poland
A Top Adviser's Withering Criticism of Soviet Foreign Policy
Gorbachev's New Thinking
The Reykjavik Summit
Gorbachev, Reagan and SDI
Gorbachev and Mrs Thatcher
Moscow and Fraternal Parties
Further Reading
References
Index

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