Title Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World
Author Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr
ISBN 9781733733953
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 250
Book size 152 X 235 mm
Publishing year 2019
Original publisher Brookings Institution Press
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This book explores how and why the dangerous yet seemingly durable and stable world order forged during the Cold War collapsed in 1989, and how a new order was improvised out of its ruins. It is an unusual blend of memoir and scholarship that takes us back to the years when the East-West conflict came to a sudden end and a new world was born.

In this book, senior officials and opinion leaders from the United States, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe who were directly involved in the decisions of that time describe their considerations, concerns, and pressures. They are joined by scholars who have been able to draw on newly declassified archival sources to revisit this challenging period.



Introduction (Daniel S. Hamilton and Kristina Spohr)


Part I: Moving Out of Bipolarity

Chapter 1. U.S. Soviet Policy in the Cold War’s Last Years (Thomas W. Simons, Jr.)

Chapter 2. The Endgame of the Reagan Doctrine: Democratic Transition in Nicaragua and Chaos in Afghanistan (John-Michael Arnold)

Chapter 3. Superpowers Walking a Tightrope: The Choices of April and May 1990 (Philip Zelikow and Condoleezza Rice)

Chapter 4. The Soviet Collapse and the Charm of Hindsight (Rodric Braithwaite)

Chapter 5. The End of the Cold War: A View From the Trenches (Roderic Lyne)

Chapter 6. Bonfire of the Vanities: An American Insider’s Take on the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia (David C. Gompert)


Part II: The German Question

Chapter 7. Gorbachev and the GDR (Daniel S. Hamilton)

Chapter 8. “Say One Thing and Think Another:” Internal British Debates in the Late 1980s on Germany’s Potential Reunification (Liviu Horovitz)

Chapter 9. 1989–1990: The End of the Cold War and Challenges for Europe (Markus Meckel)

Chapter 10. The International Community’s Role in the Process of German Unification (Horst Teltschik)

Chapter 11. Money for Moscow: The West and the Question of Financial Assistance for Mikhail Gorbachev (Stephan Kieninger)

Chapter 12. Shifting Economic Assessments: Germany in a Changing World, 1987–1993 (Wencke Meteling)


Part III: Freedom and Its Discontents

Chapter 13. Estonia’s Path Out of the Cold War (Mart Laar)

Chapter 14. The Baltic Road to Freedom and the Fall of the Soviet Union (Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson)

Chapter 15. Poland and the End of the Cold War (Janusz Onyszkiewicz)

Chapter 16. 30 Years Ago, a Time of Joy and Hope (Adam Michnik)


Part IV: Reflections

Chapter 17. Why Did the Cold War End When and As It Did? (David C. Gompert)

Chapter 18. The End of the Cold War: 30 Years On (Anatoly Adamishin)

Chapter 19. Mikhail Gorbachev and the NATO Enlargement Debate: Then and Now (Pavel Palazhchenko)

Chapter 20. Turkey’s Changing Role After the Cold War: From Ideational to Civilizational Geopolitics (Cengiz Günay)

Chapter 21. Reflections on “The End of the Cold War?” (Joachim Bitterlich)

Conclusions. The Exit from the Cold War: Lessons and Warnings (Kristina Spohr)

About the Authors

About the Editors:

Daniel S. Hamilton is the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation Professor and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He was the Founding Director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations and for 15 years he served as Executive Director of the American Consortium on EU Studies.

Kristina Spohr is a specialist in the International History of Germany since 1945 and interested in the theory and practice of Contemporary History. She is now researching and writing on the global exit from the Cold War 1989-1992—with the financial support of The Leverhulme Trust.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for people interested in history and politics of United States, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe. This book will help to understand the decision (concerns and implications) that were taken during the cold war era by United States, Russia, Western and Eastern Europe after the new declassified document came into the light.

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