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Black Earth, Red Star: A History of Soviet Security Policy, 1917-1991

Nation, R. Craig

Edité par Cornell Univ Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A., 1992
ISBN 10: 0801427258 / ISBN 13: 9780801427251
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Titre : Black Earth, Red Star: A History of Soviet ...

Éditeur : Cornell Univ Pr, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A.

Date d'édition : 1992

Reliure : Cloth

Etat du livre : Near Fine

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Edition : 1st Edition

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341pp/map. Contents: The Age of World Revolution, 1917-1921; Accomodation & Retreat, 1921-1928; From Collective Security to Separate Peace, 1928-1939; The Great Fatherland War, 1941-1945; La Guerre manquée, 1945-1953; Paths of Coexistence, 1953-1964; The Rise & Fall of Détente, 1964-1982; New Thinking, New Dilemmas, 1982-1991. Clean. N° de réf. du libraire 009138

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Synopsis : R. Craig Nation provides the first post-Cold War history of the Soviets' seventy-five-year struggle to maintain an effective national security policy in a hostile world without altogether abandoning the commitment to their original internationalist ideals.

From Publishers Weekly: In many Westerners' eyes, the Soviet Union maintained an inflexible desire to dominate the world, a policy presumably conditioned by traumatic invasions, messianic Marxism and Russian xenophobic nationalism. Far from being immutable, counters Nation, an associate professor of international studies at Johns Hopkins, Soviet security policy moved through several distinct phases, from Lenin's revolutionary internationalism to accommodation, retrenchment and the competitive coexistence maintained by Brezhnev and his successors. In a highly readable study that challenges conventional thinking, Nation credits Stalin with a post-WW II desire to avoid war with the U.S. at any price. He limns Khrushchev as "a sincere advocate of peace" and argues that Gorbachev sought to transform Soviet-U.S. relations by recognizing global interdependence and by winning the West's sympathy for Soviet reform. America's victory in the cold war, Nation predicts, will be short-lived, as he believes a reformed confederation of former Soviet republics will become a major player in international affairs.
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