Origins of the Cold War: The Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts 'Long Telegrams' of 1946

Origins of the Cold War: The Novikov, Kennan, and Roberts 'Long Telegrams' of 1946

by Kenneth M. Jensen
     
 

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In September 1946, the Soviet ambassador to the United States, Nikolai Novikov, sent a 19-page cable to Foreign Minister Molotov describing the likely direction of U.S. foreign policy in the postwar period. Recently discovered in the Soviet archives, the Novikov telegram parallels the famous "Long Telegram" of U.S. diplomat George Kennan.

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In September 1946, the Soviet ambassador to the United States, Nikolai Novikov, sent a 19-page cable to Foreign Minister Molotov describing the likely direction of U.S. foreign policy in the postwar period. Recently discovered in the Soviet archives, the Novikov telegram parallels the famous "Long Telegram" of U.S. diplomat George Kennan.

Published here for the first time in English, Novikov's telegram is presented alongside Kennan's cable and a similar telegram by British diplomat Frank Roberts.

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Collected here for side-by-side comparison are three foreign ministry cables, all written in 1946 and all providing an assessment of the emerging cold war. . . . We know the influence of the U.S. and British missives; did Novikov's cable influence Soviet policies? If so, how?
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Collected here for side-by-side comparison are three foreign ministry cables, all written in 1946 and all providing an assessment of the emerging cold war. . . . We know the influence of the U.S. and British missives; did Novikov's cable influence Soviet policies? If so, how?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878379276
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
120
Sales rank:
966,319
Product dimensions:
6.06(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.36(d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth M. Jensen is currently Executive Director of The American Committees on Foreign Relations. Previously he was the director of special programs at the United States Institute of Peace.

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