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Out of the Cold: The Cold War and Its Legacy
     

Out of the Cold: The Cold War and Its Legacy

by Michael R. Fitzgerald
 

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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,

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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 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
New Zealand International Review Anthony Smith

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781623569983
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/10/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
3 MB

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).
Michael Fitzgerald is currently Professor of Political Science and former Chair of American Studies at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville (UTK). He teaches courses on American national institutions and public policy. From 2006 to 2011, Michael was a Senior Fellow and Director of Governance Studies at the UTK Baker Center for the Study of Public Policy. He has also served as a Visiting Fellow at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies at Vanderbilt University.
Allen Packwood is a Fellow of Churchill College and the Director of the Churchill Archives Center. The co-curator of Churchill and the Great Republic, a Library of Congress exhibition (2004), he has since organized many events and lectures. He has authored several articles, edited the recent Archives Centre guide, and lectures on Churchill.

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