Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the by Kristina Spohr,David Reynolds PDF

By Kristina Spohr,David Reynolds

ISBN-10: 019872750X

ISBN-13: 9780198727507

In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe used to be redrawn with no warfare, not like different nice ruptures of the overseas order corresponding to 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. How did this happen?

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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In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was once redrawn with no conflict, in contrast to different nice ruptures of the foreign order reminiscent of 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. How did this ensue? This significant multinational learn, in keeping with records from each side of the 'Iron Curtain', highlights the contribution of overseas statecraft to the peaceable dissolution of Europe's bipolar order by means of studying pivotal summit conferences from 1970 to 1990.

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