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Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War
     

Reagan Reversal: Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War

by Beth A. Fischer
 

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ISBN-10: 0826212875

ISBN-13: 9780826212870

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: University of Missouri

It is often assumed that Ronald Reagan's administration was reactive in bringing about the end of the cold war, that it was Mikhail Gorbachev's "new thinking" and congenial personality that led the administration to abandon its hard- line approach toward Moscow. In The Reagan Reversal, now available in paperback, Beth A. Fischer convincingly

Overview

It is often assumed that Ronald Reagan's administration was reactive in bringing about the end of the cold war, that it was Mikhail Gorbachev's "new thinking" and congenial personality that led the administration to abandon its hard- line approach toward Moscow. In The Reagan Reversal, now available in paperback, Beth A. Fischer convincingly demonstrates that President Reagan actually began seeking a rapprochement with the Kremlin fifteen months before Gorbachev took office. She shows that Reagan, known for his long-standing antipathy toward communism, suddenly began calling for "dialogue, cooperation, and understanding" between the superpowers. This well-written and concise study challenges the conventional wisdom about the president himself and reveals that Reagan was, at times, the driving force behind United States-Soviet policy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826212870
Publisher:
University of Missouri
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
1. Introduction,
2. America's Soviet Policy, 1981–1985,
3. Public Opinion and Foreign Policy Making The Impact of the 1984 Presidential Election,
4. The Passive President Reagan's Advisers and the Change in U.S. Soviet Policy,
5. The Reagan Reversal The Case for Leader-Driven Policy Change,
6. Conclusions,
Bibliography,
Index,

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