Détente and Confrontation: American-Soviet Relations from Nixon to Reagan

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Brookings Institution, 1985 - 1147 pages

In this revised edition of the acclaimed 1985 volume, newly declassified secret Russian as well as American materials are used as it reexamines the historical development of American-Soviet relations from 1969 through 1980. The book takes into account both the broader context of world politics and internal political considerations and developments, and examines these developments as experienced by both sides.

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If you want a REALLY thoroughly researched textbook on American-Soviet relations during the Cold War, this is a great book. I would only recommend this for people who are highly interested in this time period, otherwise it can become dry and tedious. Read full review

Détente and confrontation: American-Soviet relations from Nixon to Reagan

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A retired Foreign Service Officer and Brookings fellow dissects Soviet-American relations from 1969 through 1984 to determine just what detente was, why it failed, and whether it has a future ... Read full review


Contexts Perspectives and Issues
American and Soviet Conceptions of Détente
The Road to the Summit

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