A cooperative effort by a number of historians and political scientists, this essay collection focuses on the important connection between domestic affairs and foreign relations during the Cold War. The case studies treat phases of both the Soviet and American experiences and involve contributions by two Russian scholars, three Americans, a German, a Swede, and an Israeli.
This collection is particularly timely and signficant because of the surprising way the Cold War ended, making clear that domestic developments can overthrow even the most potent foreign policies and undermine longstanding assumptions about the primacy of international factors. A provocative essay collection, this will be of interest to diplomatic historians and Soviet Affairs specialists, scholars, and students.
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About the Author
PATRICK M. MORGAN is Tierney Professor of Peace Research and formerly Director of the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine. A political scientist, he is the author of three earlier books, including Detterence: A Conceptual Analysis.
KEITH L. NELSON is Professor of History and also a former Director of the Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of California, Irvine. A specialist in American foreign relations, he is the author of three earlier works, including The Making of Detente: Soviet-American Relations in the Shadow if Vietnam.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Georgi Arbatov
Introduction by Patrick M. Morgan
Internal and External Factors in Soviet Foreign Relations during the 1920s by Jon Jacobson
The Domestic Origins of Stalin's Atomic Diplomacy by Victor Mal'kov
Eisenhower and the Cold War: An Opportunity Missed? by Patrick M. Morgan
The Multi-Level Dynamics of Moscow's German Policy from 1953 to 1964 by Vladislav Zubok
Domestic and Foreign Roots of Khrushchev's Policy Toward France by Jasmine Aimaq
Nixon, Kissinger and the Domestic Side of Détente by Keith L. Nelson
The Foreign-Domestic Nexus in Gorbachev's Relations with Eastern Europe by Egbert Jahn
Soviet Foreign Policy and the Gulf War: The Role of Domestic Factors by Galia Golan
Conclusion by Keith L. Nelson