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

By: Njolstad, Olav.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Cold War History: Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2004Description: 1 online resource (399 p.).ISBN: 9780203646205.Subject(s): Cold War | Perestro ika - Congresses | Perestroi?ka | Perestroĭka | Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1975-1985 | Soviet Union - Foreign relations - 1985-1991 | World politics - 1975-1985 | World politics - 1985-1995 | World politicsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Last Decade of the Cold War : From Conflict Escalation to Conflict TransformationDDC classification: 909.82/8 | 909.828 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The 1980s Revisited or the Cold War as History-Again; 2. The Beginning and the End: Time, Context and the Cold War; 3. The European Role at the Beginning and Particularly the End of the Cold War; 4. Economic Constraints and the Turn Towards Superpower Cooperation in the 1980s; 5. Explaining the End of the Cold War: Turning Points in Soviet Security Policy; 6. The Sources of 'New Thinking' in Soviet Politics; 7. The Messianic Character of 'New Thinking': Why and What For?
8. The US Role in Winding Down the Cold War, 1980-909. The Carter Legacy: Entering the Second Era of the Cold War; 10. The United States and the Transformation of the Cold War; 11. Reagan's Anti-Revolutionary Offensive in the Third World; 12. Germany in the Last Decade of the Cold War; 13. Before the Wall: French Diplomacy and the Last Decade of the Cold War, 1979-89; 14. Helping to Open the Door? Britain in the Last Decade of the Cold War; 15. Italy and the Battle of the Euromissiles: The Deployment of the US BGM-109G 'Gryphon', 1979-83; 16. NATO's Northern Frontline in the 1980s
17. Playground of Superpowers, Poland 1980-89: A View from Inside18. Did Gorbachev Liberate Eastern Europe?; Index
Summary: The 1980s was a period of almost unprecedented rivalry and tension between the two main actors in the East-West conflict, the United States and the Soviet Union. Why and how that conflict first escalated and thereafter, in an amazingly swift process, was reversed and brought to its peaceful conclusion at the end of the decade is the topic of this volume.With individual contributions by eighteen well-known scholars of international relations and history from various countries, the book addresses the role of the United States, the former Soviet Union, and the countries of western and eas
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Book Cover; Half-Title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Editor's Preface; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The 1980s Revisited or the Cold War as History-Again; 2. The Beginning and the End: Time, Context and the Cold War; 3. The European Role at the Beginning and Particularly the End of the Cold War; 4. Economic Constraints and the Turn Towards Superpower Cooperation in the 1980s; 5. Explaining the End of the Cold War: Turning Points in Soviet Security Policy; 6. The Sources of 'New Thinking' in Soviet Politics; 7. The Messianic Character of 'New Thinking': Why and What For?

8. The US Role in Winding Down the Cold War, 1980-909. The Carter Legacy: Entering the Second Era of the Cold War; 10. The United States and the Transformation of the Cold War; 11. Reagan's Anti-Revolutionary Offensive in the Third World; 12. Germany in the Last Decade of the Cold War; 13. Before the Wall: French Diplomacy and the Last Decade of the Cold War, 1979-89; 14. Helping to Open the Door? Britain in the Last Decade of the Cold War; 15. Italy and the Battle of the Euromissiles: The Deployment of the US BGM-109G 'Gryphon', 1979-83; 16. NATO's Northern Frontline in the 1980s

17. Playground of Superpowers, Poland 1980-89: A View from Inside18. Did Gorbachev Liberate Eastern Europe?; Index

The 1980s was a period of almost unprecedented rivalry and tension between the two main actors in the East-West conflict, the United States and the Soviet Union. Why and how that conflict first escalated and thereafter, in an amazingly swift process, was reversed and brought to its peaceful conclusion at the end of the decade is the topic of this volume.With individual contributions by eighteen well-known scholars of international relations and history from various countries, the book addresses the role of the United States, the former Soviet Union, and the countries of western and eas

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Olav Njølstadis Research Director at the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Oslo, Norway. He holds a Ph.D. in international history from the University of Oslo (1994), where he also teaches. He has published a number of books and articles on the history of nuclear weapons and atomic energy research, US-Soviet relations in the 1970s, and Norwegian foreign policy.

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