The Resource Gorbachev's gamble : Soviet foreign policy and the end of the Cold War, by Andrei Grachev

Gorbachev's gamble : Soviet foreign policy and the end of the Cold War, by Andrei Grachev

Label
Gorbachev's gamble : Soviet foreign policy and the end of the Cold War
Title
Gorbachev's gamble
Title remainder
Soviet foreign policy and the end of the Cold War
Statement of responsibility
by Andrei Grachev
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The sudden ending of the Cold War, surely the dominant feature of the second half of the twentieth century, continues to be one of the most unexpected and perplexing events of our time. Explanations provided by the winners and losers in the Cold War differ considerably and often contradict each other. Even taken together they do not provide a compelling answer to the key question: why did it happen?" "Gorbachev's Gamble offers a new and convincing answer to this question by providing the missing link between the internal and external aspects of Gorbachev's perestroika. Andrei Grachev shows that the radical transformation of Soviet foreign policy during the Gorbachev years was an integral part of an ambitious project of internal democratic reform and of the historic opening of Soviet society to the outside world."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
Dewey number
327.47
Index
index present
LC call number
DK289
LC item number
.G72 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Gorbachev's gamble : Soviet foreign policy and the end of the Cold War, by Andrei Grachev
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
1. Preparing the change -- Dual-track diplomacy -- The military-diplomatic complex -- 'Moles' in the corridors of power -- Cracks in the monolith -- 2. Ambitions and illusions of the 'new political thinking' -- Training for leadership -- First exercises in foreign policy -- 'New thinking' of ideology revisited? -- From philosophy to politics -- Reykjavik: 'the failed summit' -- 'New political thinking': rules and tools -- 3. Breaking the ice -- Untying the Reyjavik 'package' -- Withdrawing from Afghanistan and retiring from the 'Third World' -- 'Abandoning' Eastern Europe -- Destroying the Berlin wall -- 4. Up to the peak and down the slope -- Gorbachev's 'anti-Fulton' speech at the UN -- 1989: the year of 'the great turn' -- Malta: a belated triumph -- On the other bank of the Rubicon -- The ear in the Gulf and Shevardnadze's resignation -- The G7 in London: the summit of a last (lost) chance -- 5. The winds of change
Control code
000043169147
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 271 p.
Isbn
9780745643458
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System control number
  • md23256436
  • (OCoLC)191245310

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