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The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War

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In February 1999 key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s gathered in Washington to discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration to challenge Soviet power. The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War is a collection of essays based on presentations made at that historic event.

  • Richard V. Allen, President Reagan's first national security adviser, recounts the origins of the president's views regarding the Soviet Union and how it led him to reject the policy of containment.
  • William P. Clark, Reagan's second national security adviser, discusses the details of recently declassified documents, including National Security Decision Directives 32, 66, and 75, which established a policy designed to roll back Soviet power and weaken the Soviet bloc through economic warfare.
  • Fred C. Iklé, undersecretary of defense during the Reagan administration, describes the massive U.S. defense buildup and how it led Moscow to seek accommodation with the United States.
  • Edwin Meese, counselor to the president and later attorney general, explains the role that renewing U.S. intelligence capabilities and support for anti-Soviet forces ("the Reagan Doctrine") played in the strategy.

The Fall of the Berlin Wall offers a fresh perspective and new insights into the most dramatic international development of the second half of the twentieth century: the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

 

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In February 1999 key players in US foreign policy during the 1980s gathered in Washington to discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration to challenge Soviet power. Essays presented here are based on presentations made at that event. Administrators including national security advisors and the Under Secretary of Defense recount origins of the president's views on the Soviet Union, discuss recently declassified documents, and describe the massive US defense buildup and how it led Moscow to seek accommodation with the US. Lacks a subject index. Editor information is not given.
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Synopsis:

Why did the cold war end when it did?

Synopsis:

In February 1999 key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s gathered in Washington to discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration to challenge Soviet power. The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War is a collection of essays based on presentations made at that historic event.

Synopsis:

In The Fall of the Berlin Wall, key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration that challenged Soviet power: this collection of essays offers a fresh perspective and new insights into the most dramatic international development of the second half of the twentieth century; the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

About the Author

Peter Schweizer is the William J. Casey Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution. A former consultant to NBC News, he also served as a member of the Ultraterrorism Study Group at the Sandia National Laboratory. He and his wife, Rochelle Schweizer, wrote The Bushes: Profile of a Dynasty, which the New York Times called "the best" of the books on the Bush family. His other books include Do as I Say (Not as I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy and Reagan's War: The Epic Story of His Forty-Year Struggle and Final Triumph over Communism.

Table of Contents

The fall of the Berlin Wall after ten years: an essay / Peter Schweizer — Ronald Reagan: an extraordinary man in extraordinary times / Richard V. Allen — "The world is our oyster": meeting the Soviet military challenge / Fred C. Iklâe — NSDD-75: a new approach to the Soviet Union / William P. Clark — Rollback: intelligence and the Reagan strategy in the developing world / Edwin Meese III — Lessons to be learned and applied / Frank J. Gaffney Jr.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817998226
Editor:
Schweizer, Peter
Publisher:
Hoover Institution Press
Editor:
Schweizer, Peter
Author:
Schweizer, Peter
Location:
Stanford, Calif. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
World politics
Subject:
Cold war
Subject:
Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 19
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
United States Foreign relations 1981-1989.
Subject:
Politics-United States Foreign Policy
Subject:
Germany
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
HOOVER INST PRESS PUBLICATION
Series Volume:
9647
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
1 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , In The Fall of the Berlin Wall, key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration that challenged Soviet power: this collection of essays offers a fresh perspective and new insights into the most dramatic international development of the second half of the twentieth century; the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
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