Afghanistan: The Soviet Union's Last War

Afghanistan: The Soviet Union's Last War

by Mark Galeotti
     
 

The Soviet Union's last war was played out against the backdrop of dramatic change within the USSR. This is the first book to study the impact of the war on Russian politics and society. Based on extensive use of Soviet official and unofficial sources, as well as work with Afghan veterans, it illustrates the way the war fed into a wide range of other processes,

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The Soviet Union's last war was played out against the backdrop of dramatic change within the USSR. This is the first book to study the impact of the war on Russian politics and society. Based on extensive use of Soviet official and unofficial sources, as well as work with Afghan veterans, it illustrates the way the war fed into a wide range of other processes, from the rise of grassroots political activism to the retreat from globalism in foreign policy.

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Argues that the Afghanistan war must be seen in the context of, and as a major contributor to, the fall of the Soviet Union and the rise of the new Russia. Drawing from official and unofficial Soviet and Russian sources and the perspectives of the veterans of the war and the families of victims, shows how the war dovetailed into ongoing processes such as the retreat from globalism in foreign policy and the rise of grassroots political activism. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780714682426
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/30/2001
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.54(d)

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