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The fall of the Berlin Wall : reassessing the causes and consequences of the end of the Cold War /
edited by Peter Schweizer.
imprint
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; Wash., DC : William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy, c2000.
description
94 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0817998225 (alk. paper)
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imprint
Stanford, Calif. : Hoover Institution Press ; Wash., DC : William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy, c2000.
isbn
0817998225 (alk. paper)
general note
Papers presented at a symposium held Feb. 22, 1999, in Washington, D.C.
catalogue key
4109981
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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In The Fall of the Berlin Wall, key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration that challenged Soviet power: this collection of essays offers a fresh perspective and new insights into the most dramatic international development of the second half of the twentieth century; the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
Main Description
In February 1999 key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s gathered in Washington to discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration to challenge Soviet power. The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War is a collection of essays based on presentations made at that historic event. Richard V. Allen, President Reagan's first national security adviser, recounts the origins of the president's views regarding the Soviet Union and how it led him to reject the policy of containment. William P. Clark, Reagan's second national security adviser, discusses the details of recently declassified documents, including National Security Decision Directives 32, 66, and 75, which established a policy designed to roll back Soviet power and weaken the Soviet bloc through economic warfare. Fred C. Iklé, undersecretary of defense during the Reagan administration, describes the massive U.S. defense buildup and how it led Moscow to seek accommodation with the United States. Edwin Meese, counselor to the president and later attorney general, explains the role that renewing U.S. intelligence capabilities and support for anti-Soviet forces ("the Reagan Doctrine") played in the strategy. The Fall of the Berlin Wall offers a fresh perspective and new insights into the most dramatic international development of the second half of the twentieth century: the collapse of the Soviet bloc.
Main Description
In February 1999 key players in U.S. foreign policy during the 1980s gathered in Washington to discuss the policies and initiatives undertaken by the Reagan administration to challenge Soviet power. The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reassessing the Causes and Consequences of the End of the Cold War is a collection of essays based on presentations made at that historic event.
Table of Contents
Forewordp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Fall of the Berlin Wall after Ten Years-an Essayp. 1
Ronald Reagan: An Extraordinary Man in Extraordinary Timesp. 49
"The World Is Our Oyster": Meeting the Soviet Military Challengep. 61
NSDD-75: A New Approach to the Soviet Unionp. 69
Rollback: Intelligence and the Reagan Strategy in the Developing Worldp. 77
Lessons to be Learned ... and Appliedp. 87
The Participantsp. 91
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