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Conclusion: Toward a New Order

Ryan M. Irwin

in Gordian Knot: Apartheid and the Unmaking of the Liberal World Order

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199855612
eISBN:
9780199979882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199855612.003.0007
Subject:
History, Political History, World Modern History

This conclusion begins with a vignette of Nelson Mandela’s release from prison in 1990. It then explores some aspects of the anti-apartheid movement that crested during the late 1980s, lingering on ... More


Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Kristina Spohr and David Reynolds (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198727507
eISBN:
9780191793646
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727507.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

In 1989–90 the map of Europe was transformed peacefully—without a war, unlike other great ruptures of the international order such as 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. What role did international summitry ... More


The Failed Cartel

Giuliano Garavini

in The Rise and Fall of OPEC in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198832836
eISBN:
9780191871306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832836.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History, World Modern History

Chapter 7 describes the rise of non-OPEC oil production, especially in the UK, Norway, and Mexico, and the start of the price-slump at the beginning of the 1980s, also due to increased production ... More


Enter Reagan

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the theme Ronald Reagan sounded as he ran for the presidency in 1976 and in 1980: America was in decline, but this decline had subjective rather than objective roots. “Do we ... More


The View from Cuba, 1984–1986

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses Reagan's landslide in November 1984, which deepened Cuba's anxieties of a U.S. attack. Reagan's rhetoric fanned these fears. He told the American Bar Association that five ... More


Negotiations in the Offing?

Piero Gleijeses

in Visions of Freedom: Havana, Washington, Pretoria, and the Struggle for Southern Africa, 1976-1991

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469609683
eISBN:
9781469612515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469609683.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter discusses the Cuban withdrawal and Namibian independence talks that had been broken off to protest the Reagan administration's announcement that it was extending military aid to UNITA. ... More


Geneva, Reykjavik, Washington, and Moscow, 1985–8

Jonathan Hunt and David Reynolds

in Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198727507
eISBN:
9780191793646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727507.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev ushered in a new era for Soviet-American relations at four summits in 1985–8. Reagan’s efforts to re-engage the USSR led to the Geneva summit, where the two ... More


Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–90

Kristina Spohr and David Reynolds

in Transcending the Cold War: Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198727507
eISBN:
9780191793646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727507.003.0010
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Political History

The European Cold War grew out of ideological antagonism, nuclear rivalry, and competition over Germany. By 1970, however, these pressures had eased, offering scope for summitry. This chapter ... More


A Holocaust Syndrome?: Relations between the Federal Republic and American Jewish Organizations in the 1980s

Jacob S. Eder

in Holocaust Angst: The Federal Republic of Germany and American Holocaust Memory since the 1970s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190237820
eISBN:
9780190237851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190237820.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, World Modern History

This chapter examines the relationship between the Kohl government and the American Jewish community during the 1980s. Helmut Kohl wanted to “normalize” West Germans’ relationship to the Nazi past. ... More


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