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Divergent Agendas: Peaceful Coexistence versus Anti-Imperialism, 1956–1960

Jeremy Friedman

in Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623764
eISBN:
9781469625188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623764.003.0001
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter details the reactions of Moscow and Beijing to the sudden opportunities presented by decolonization between 1958 and 1960. It also looks at the beginnings of Chinese suspicions of Soviet ... More


The Cultural Revolution and Its Discontents, 1966–1969

Jeremy Friedman

in Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469623764
eISBN:
9781469625188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623764.003.0004
Subject:
History, Russian and Former Soviet Union History

This chapter analyzes Soviet foreign policy in the late 1960s during the period of Chinese eclipse, the result of the Cultural Revolution, and its failure to reestablish a united revolutionary front ... More


Tactical oscillations

Sabine Dullin

in Men of Influence: Stalin's Diplomats in Europe, 1930-1939

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622191
eISBN:
9780748651290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622191.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

The foundations laid by the Treaty of Rapallo provided a sufficiently strong basis, and Hitler's coming to power only seemingly changed the foreign policy of the Soviet Union. There was a prevailing ... More


The Soviet Union

Victor Rothwell

in War Aims in the Second World War: The War Aims of the Key Belligerents 1939-1945

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748615025
eISBN:
9780748651283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615025.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The first section of this chapter describes Stalin and Soviet foreign policy, including ideology and criminality. Like German war aims, those of the Soviet Union in the Second World War were largely ... More


The U.S. and Soviet Response to Britain’s Decline

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725050
eISBN:
9781501725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725050.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Building on the preceding chapter, Chapter 3 analyzes U.S. and Soviet responses to the decline of the United Kingdom. This portion of the book shows that the United States and Soviet Union each ... More


A Formerly Great Britain: Predicting U.S. and Soviet Strategy

Joshua R. Itzkowitz Shifrinson

in Rising Titans, Falling Giants: How Great Powers Exploit Power Shifts

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501725050
eISBN:
9781501725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501725050.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapters 2 and 3 examine the U.S. and Soviet response to the decline of the United Kingdom in the mid-to-late 1940s. Chapter 2 first reviews the course of the United Kingdom’s decline in the early ... More


Men of Influence: Stalin's Diplomats in Europe, 1930-1939

Sabine Dullin and Editions Payot

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748622191
eISBN:
9780748651290
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622191.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

Making an addition to the new historiography of mid-twentieth-century Soviet history, the author of this book has researched the history of Soviet diplomacy from 1930 to 1939 through a variety of ... More


Introduction: Triumphalism and President Reagan’s Cold War Legacy

Beth A. Fischer

in The Myth of Triumphalism: Rethinking President Reagan's Cold War Legacy

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178172
eISBN:
9780813178189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178172.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Triumphalists believe that President Ronald Reagan “won” the Cold War by introducing a military buildup and threatening the Soviet Union. His hawkish policies compelled Moscow to agree to arms ... More


New Departures: The Beginning of the End of the Cold War

Simon Miles

in Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781501751691
eISBN:
9781501751707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501751691.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter covers Ronald Reagan's first meeting with Mikhail Gorbache in Geneva in November 1985, exploring the internal and external roots of the nascent new thinking in Soviet foreign-policy and ... More


A New Olympic Challenge

Toby C. Rider

in Cold War Games: Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040238
eISBN:
9780252098451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040238.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Sport and Leisure

This chapter explores the range of tactics used by the U.S. government in securing a favorable climate of opinion on the U.S. participation in the Olympics and discrediting the performance of the ... More


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