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The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician had . Everything changed in March 1985 when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union.

The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician had foreseen that an epoch defined by games of irreconcilable one-upmanship between the world’s most heavily armed superpowers would end in their lifetimes. Under the long, forbidding shadow of the Cold War, even the smallest miscalculation from either side could result in catastrophe. Just four years later, the Cold War and the arms competition was over.

I served as an Intelligence Director in Strategic Air Command during the last decade of the Cold War but was working at the operational level.

o cover as many elements as Service does requires very tight writing, even in a big book such as this one: as a result, he settles for sentences rather than paragraphs to cover the necessary ground. I served as an Intelligence Director in Strategic Air Command during the last decade of the Cold War but was working at the operational level.

The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician had .

The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician had foreseen that an epoch defined by games of irreconcilable one-upmanship between the world's most heavily armed superpowers would end in their lifetimes.

Grassroots political movements in Robert Service's The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 is an exhaustive . Service does opt to occasionally show the fractured relationships between the Soviet leadership and its Eastern Bloc partners

Grassroots political movements in Robert Service's The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 is an exhaustive high-level diplomatic history of . and Soviet relations during the final years of the Cold War to the extent that it really should have been titled The End of the Cold War: A History of . Soviet Diplomatic Relations, 1985-1991. Service does opt to occasionally show the fractured relationships between the Soviet leadership and its Eastern Bloc partners. And unlike other Cold War histories, Service has to be commended for at least making reference to the change in fortunes in the Soviet Union's Baltic states, with the author primarily pinpointing activities in Lithuania.

The Cold War ended with the demise of the USSR in December 1991. Vladimir Tismaneanu is professor of politics, University of Maryland (College Park) and author of The Devil in History: Communism, Fascism, and Some Lessons of the Twentieth Century (2012). The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 By Robert Service Pan Macmillan, 562pp, £2. 0 ISBN 9780230748088 Published 8 October 2015. POSTSCRIPT: Print headline: Men who came in from the Cold

On 26 December, 1991, the hammer-and-sickle flag was lowered over the Kremlin for the last time. Yet, just six years earlier, when Mikhail Gorbachëv became general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and chose Eduard Shevardnadze as his foreign minister, the Cold War seemed like a permanent fixture in world politics.

Robert Service probably understands this era better than any narrative historian alive. His book is presented as a diplomatic history of the end of the Cold War but this is far more than that: it taps into half a century of anxieties, unearthing which were rational, which were imagined

Robert Service probably understands this era better than any narrative historian alive. His book is presented as a diplomatic history of the end of the Cold War but this is far more than that: it taps into half a century of anxieties, unearthing which were rational, which were imagined.

The Cold War was the first war in history that could have put an end to history

The Cold War was the first war in history that could have put an end to history. If it ever had become a hot war involving nuclear weapons, the initial devastation and ensuing ecological catastrophe would have wiped out human life on the planet. Until the mid-1980s there was no serious effort, either in Moscow or Washington, to get rid of any of the categories of missiles that might have triggered Armageddon. The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991 by Robert Service Reagan and Gorbachev: How the Cold War Ended by Jack F. Matlock, Jr Russia’s Cold War Jonathan Haslam, The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis, The Global Cold War by Odd Arne Westad.

Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of. .

Robert Service talked about his book The End of the Cold War: 1985-1991, in which he looks at the final years of the Cold War from both the . and Soviet perspectives. Text People Graphical Timeline. All Speakers Mark Harrison Robert Service. Hosting Organization. Hoover Institution at Stanford UniversityHoover Institution at Stanford University.

The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement, no Western or Soviet politician foresaw that the stand-off between the two superpowers - after decades of struggle over every aspect of security, politics, economics and ideas - would end in their lifetimes. Even after March 1985 when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union it was not preordained that global nuclear Armageddon could or would be averted peaceably.

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The End of the Cold War 1985-1991 by Robert Service EPUB
The Cold War had seemed like a permanent fixture in global politics, and until its denouement no Western or Soviet politician had foreseen that an epoch defined by games of irreconcilable one-upmanship between the world's most heavily armed superpowers would end in their lifetimes. Under the long, forbidding shadow of the Cold War, even the smallest miscalculation from either side could result in catastrophe.
Everything changed in March 1985, when Mikhail Gorbachev became the leader of the Soviet Union. Just four years later, the Cold War and the arms competition was over. The USSR and the US had peacefully and abruptly achieved an astonishing political settlement. But it was not preordained that a global crisis of unprecedented scale could and would be averted peaceably.
Drawing on new archival research, Robert Service's gripping new investigation of the final years of the Cold War - the first to give equal attention to the internal deliberations from both sides of the Iron Curtain - opens a window onto the dramatic years that would irrevocably alter the world's geopolitical landscape and the men at their fore.
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The End of the Cold War 1985-1991 by Robert Service EPUB