American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of US Diplomacy in Europe, 1989-1992

American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of US Diplomacy in Europe, 1989-1992

by Robert L. L. Hutchings, Robert L. Hutchings

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Overview

As director for European affairs at the National Security Council from 1989 to 1992, Robert Hutchings was at the heart of U.S. policymaking toward Europe and the Soviet Union during the dizzyingly fast dissolution of the Soviet bloc. American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War presents an insider's report on and analysis of U.S. performance during a crucial turn of world history.

Hutchings also brings a scholar's balanced judgment and historical perspective to his insider's view as he reconstructs how things looked to policymakers in the United States and in Europe, describes how and why decisions were made, and critically examines those decisions in the light of what can now be known. He assesses the critical support of U.S. diplomacy for the East European revolutions and the unification of Germany—offering fascinating character sketches along the way—and describes how U.S. relations with Moscow were managed up to the collapse of the USSR. Hutchings also discusses the difficulties in forging a post-cold war European order and U.S. failures in dealing with a disintegrating Yugoslavia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801856211
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 10/14/1998
Series: Woodrow Wilson Center Press Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.09(d)

About the Author

Robert L. Hutchings is dean of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also served as diplomat in residence at Princeton University, chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council, special adviser to the secretary of state, and director for European affairs at the National Security Council, and is a former ambassador. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland for his contributions to Polish freedom.

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Gale Stokes

I found Hutchings's descriptions of American foreign policy during his stint in the National Security Council fascinating. The author is extremely well informed, uses sources not available to ordinary researchers, writes solidly, even exhibits a sense of humor, and provides detailed insights into the nuts and bolts of policy formation.

Gale StokesRice University, author of The Walls Came Tumbling Down

Gale StokesRice University

I found Hutchings's descriptions of American foreign policy during his stint in the National Security Council fascinating. The author is extremely well informed, uses sources not available to ordinary researchers, writes solidly, even exhibits a sense of humor, and provides detailed insights into the nuts and bolts of policy formation.

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