Out of the Cold: The Cold War and Its Legacy

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Featuring first hand accounts by international politicians and diplomats along with analyses by leading scholars, this unique collection of essays provides insights from multiple perspectives to foster better understanding of international relations during and after the Cold War.

Experts from both sides of the "iron curtain" shed light on the origins, struggles, ending, and legacy of the conflict that dominated the second half of the twentieth century and that still affects ...

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Overview

Featuring first hand accounts by international politicians and diplomats along with analyses by leading scholars, this unique collection of essays provides insights from multiple perspectives to foster better understanding of international relations during and after the Cold War.

Experts from both sides of the "iron curtain" shed light on the origins, struggles, ending, and legacy of the conflict that dominated the second half of the twentieth century and that still affects current East-West relations, the securing and dismantling of weapons of mass destruction, and the instability of many regions. With a particular focus on diplomatic relations, the book looks at the origins of the conflict from Yalta to Korea, the prelude to Détente from Cuba to Vietnam, followed by the move from Détente to dialogue. It then addresses such issues as strategic weapons, the impact of the war on scientific research, intelligence, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Lastly, it examines the legacy of the Cold War across regions of the world, including Europe, Japan, India, China, and the lessons to be drawn for today's diplomatic relations and intelligence.

With contributions from Howard Baker, Jr., Sir Anthony Brenton, Susan Eisenhower, Grigoryi Karasin, Alexander Likhotal, Kishan Rana, Ying Rong, and more, the volume presents a truly international treatment of a subject of global dimensions and importance. Students of politics and international relations will find it invaluable as will Foreign Service practitioners, and instructors teaching the Cold War and foreign affairs.

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"As with most edited volumes, the contributions are varied, but much of this assessment of the Cold War is quite thought-provoking. The reader is immersed in competing perspectives, including those of former adversaries [...] One emergent issue that this volume gives strong insight into concerns the Cold War's legacy on Europe." -Anthony Smith, New Zealand International Review
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623561437
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 10/10/2013
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Fitzgerald is Professor of Political Science, and former Chair of American Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, US.

Allen Packwood is a Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge, UK and the Director of the Churchill Archives Center. He is the co-curator of Churchill and the Great Republic, a Library of Congress exhibition (2004).

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Table of Contents

LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS/FOREWORD/Sir David Wallace
PREFACE/Allen Packwood
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS /Michael R. Fitzgerald
ACRONYMS AND ABBREVIATIONS/CHRONOLOGY/CONTRIBUTORS
CHAPTER ONE/SETTING THE CONTEXT /The Ideological Confrontation Between East and West Had a Life of Its Own/Grigoriy Karasin/Reflections of a Child of the Cold War/Susan Eisenhower
CHAPTER TWO/ORIGINS AND PRELIMINARIES /Reminiscences of the Wartime Big Three/Hugh Lunghi /A Soviet Perspective on Cold War Origins/Vladimir Pechatnov/An American Perspective on Cold War Origins/David Woolner/A British Perspective on Cold War Origins/David Reynolds
CHAPTER THREE/PRELUDE TO DÉTENTE /Cold War Developments in the 1960s/Gordon Barrass/America’s Decade of Self-Perceived Weakness/James Thompson/The View From Washington/Stefan Halper/The View From Moscow /Vladimir Pechatnov/The View From Beijing/Yin Rong
CHAPTER FOUR /FROM DÉTENTE TO DIALOGUE/Both Sides Had People Working to Prevent World War III/John Warner/We Needed to Find Ways to Restore American Strength/Franklin Miller/Détente Had Unintended Consequences/Sir Roderic Lyne/Thatcher, Reagan, and Gorbachev/Lord Powell of Richmond/Gorbachev Wanted a Reform But Brought a Revolution/Alexander Likhotal/On the End of the Cold War/Peter Jay
CHAPTER FIVE/IN THE SHADOW OF THE BOMB: THE TECHNOLOGY OF THE COLD WAR/An Historian’s Perspective on Technology and the Cold War/Waqar Zaidi/Government Sponsored Research and the Cold War/Thom Mason/Strategic Weapons Systems and the Cold War/James Thompson/Strategic Technologies and Cold War Stability/Franklin Miller/Carbon Fiber Technology Transformed Strategic Nuclear Weapons/Anthony Kelly/The Cold War’s Effect on Science and Scientists/Graham Farmelo
CHAPTER SIX/COMING IN FROM THE COLD: INTELLIGENCE IN THE COLD WAR /Intelligence and the Cold War in Context/Christopher Andrew/A Western Perspective on Intelligence During the Cold War/Gordon Barrass/The Soviet-Bloc Perspective on Intelligence During the Cold War/Mark Kramer/
Submarine Intelligence and the Cold War/Roger Lane-Nott/Cold War Intelligence in Perspective: Then and Now/Chris Nickols
CHAPTER SEVEN/ENDING THE COLD WAR: UNCERTAINTIES AND BREAKTHROUGHS IN EUROPE /A Broadcaster’s Perspective on the Collapse of the Berlin Wall/Lord Watson of Richmond/A Jourbanalist’s Perspective on the Collapse of the Berlin Wall/Hella Pick/A Russian Perspective on the Collapse of the Berlin Wall/Alexander Likhotal/A British Perspective on the Collapse of the Berlin Wall/Sir Christopher Mallaby/A German Perspective on the Collapse of the Berlin Wall/Freiherr Hermann von Richthofen
CHAPTER EIGHT/THE EUROPEAN LEGACY /Prelude to the New Beginning/Bridget Kendall/Poland and the Legacy of the Cold War/Victor Ashe/Romania and the Legacy of the Cold War/Andrei Pippidi/Russia and the Legacy of the Cold War/Konstantin Khudoley/Russia’s Future and the Illusions of a New World Order/Alexander Likhotal/Russia and the End of the Soviet Empire/Anthony Brenton
CHAPTER NINE/THE ASIAN LEGACY /The View From India/Kishan Rana/The View From Japan/Yoshihide Soeya/The View From China/Ying Rong/Understanding the Legacy of the Cold War in East Asia/John Swenson-Wright
CHAPTER TEN/REFLECTIONS ON THE LESSONS OF THE COLD WAR /The Lessons of Unintended/Consequences/Lord Wright /The Retrospect Is Much Clearer Than The Prospect/Andrei Pippidi/The Cold War Must Never Be Repeated/Konstantin Khudoley/Avoiding Future Delusions and Ignorance/Jonathan Haslam/A Fairly Rough Road Ahead/Franklin Miller/Taking the Long View/Christopher Andrew/There Will Be No Second Chance/John Warner
BIBLIOGRAPHY/INDEX

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