By Kristina Spohr,David Reynolds
This significant multinational learn, in response to documents from each side of the 'Iron Curtain', highlights the contribution of overseas statecraft to the peaceable dissolution of Europe's bipolar order by way of reading pivotal summit conferences from 1970 to 1990. those are geared up into 3 sessions: 'Thawing', 'Living with', and 'Transcending' the chilly War.
The quantity deals interesting insights into key statesmen equivalent to Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev, Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. It explores the principal problems with the superpowers and fingers regulate, their triangular courting with China, and the possible intractable German query. specific consciousness is dedicated to the cultural dimensions of summitry, as performative acts for the media and as encounters with 'the Other'
across ideological divides. a lot of these threads are drawn jointly in a sweeping analytical conclusion.
Written in vigorous prose, Transcending the chilly warfare is vital examining for someone not only in sleek heritage but additionally present foreign affairs.
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Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990 by Kristina Spohr,David Reynolds