Journey Through the Cold War: A Memoir of Containment and Coexistence

Journey Through the Cold War: A Memoir of Containment and Coexistence

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by Raymond L. Garthoff, Brookings Institution
     
 

ISBN-10: 0815701012

ISBN-13: 9780815701019

Pub. Date: 06/28/2001

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

In this memoir, Ambassador Ray Garthoff paints a dynamic diplomatic history of the cold war, tracing the life of the conflict from the vantage points of an observant insider. His intellectually formative years coincided with the earliest days of the cold war, and during his forty-year career, Garthoff participated in some of the most important policymaking of the

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In this memoir, Ambassador Ray Garthoff paints a dynamic diplomatic history of the cold war, tracing the life of the conflict from the vantage points of an observant insider. His intellectually formative years coincided with the earliest days of the cold war, and during his forty-year career, Garthoff participated in some of the most important policymaking of the twentieth century: • In the late 1950s he carried out pioneering research on Soviet military affairs at the Rand Corporation. • During his four-year tenure at the CIA (1957-61), in addition to drafting national intellingence estimates, Garthoff made trips to the Soviet Union with Vice President Richard Nixon and as an interpreter for a delegation from the Atomic Energy Commission. • As a special assistant in the State Department, Garthoff worked with Secretary Dean Rusk., and he was directly involved in the Cuban missile crisis of 1962. Later he served as executive officer and senior State Department adviser for the strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) delegation. • In the 1970s he served as a senior Foreign Service inspector, leading missions to a number of countries around the globe. • As U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria (1977-79), Garthoff gained first-hand knowledge of the workings of a communist state and of the Soviet bloc. • In the 1980s, Garthoff wrote two major studies of American-Soviet relations. He traveled to the Soviet Union nearly a dozen times in the final decade of the cold war, and in the early 1990s he had access to the former Soviet Communist Party archives in Moscow. Garthoff's journey through the Cold War informs the views, positions, and actions of the past. His anecdotes and observations will be of great value to those anticipating the challenges of reevaluating American post-cold war security policy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815701019
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface: Why This Memoir?
1The Cold War Begins: The Formative Years, 1945-501
2The View from a Think Tank: Soviet Affairs Expert at RAND9
3The Thaw: Observing the Soviet Union After Stalin24
4CIA and Intelligence Analysis and Estimates39
5"Foreign Affairs Adviser" at the Pentagon61
6Intelligence Excursions in the Soviet Union72
7The Espionage Game100
8Department of State: The Kennedy Years (I)120
9Department of State: The Kennedy Years (II)143
10The Cuban Missile Crisis: Turning Point of the Cold War168
11Department of State: The Johnson Years188
12The Diplomacy of East-West Relations220
13Negotiating on Strategic Arms: SALT and the ABM Treaty243
14Developing Detente in U.S.-Soviet Relations220
15Inspecting the American Conduct of Foreign Relations292
16Ambassador to Bulgaria302
17The Decline and Collapse of the Detente of the 1970s325
18Witness to the Cold War Endgame: 1980-90337
19Reflections on the Cold War374
Epilogue: A Personal Reminiscence396
Index401

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