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The Wars of Edvard Shevardnadze: Second Edition, Revised and Updated
     

The Wars of Edvard Shevardnadze: Second Edition, Revised and Updated

by Carolyn M. Ekedahl, Melvin Goodman
 

Together with Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Yakovlev, Eduard Shevardnadze led the dramatic Soviet about-face in the 1980s that ended the Cold War and transformed the international political climate. While Gorbachev and Yakovlev focused on domestic reform, Shevardnadze redirected foreign policy. This major book is the first to take a critical look at the many

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Together with Mikhail Gorbachev and Alexander Yakovlev, Eduard Shevardnadze led the dramatic Soviet about-face in the 1980s that ended the Cold War and transformed the international political climate. While Gorbachev and Yakovlev focused on domestic reform, Shevardnadze redirected foreign policy. This major book is the first to take a critical look at the many battles Shevardnadze has fought at home and abroad throughout his remarkable career. This updated edition further assesses the leadership role he continues to play in the turbulent independent state of Georgia.

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“Sheds important new light on how the Cold War ended.”

“This biography is worthy of this great man.”

“An engrossing and balanced book based on extensive research . . . excellent.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781574884043
Publisher:
Potomac Books
Publication date:
10/31/2001
Edition description:
2ND, REVISED & UPDATED
Pages:
376
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.95(d)

Meet the Author

Melvin A. Goodman is professor of international security studies at the National War College and senior fellow at the Center for International Policy. His books include The End of Superpower Conflict in the Third World and Gorbachev’s Retreat: The Third World. Both authors live in Bethesda, Maryland.

Carolyn M. Ekedahl is deputy inspector general at the Central Intelligence Agency. She is the author of Moscow’s Third World Policy Under Gorbachev.

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