The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

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The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download. Research on the causes and implications of the end of the Cold War that dominated the international scene during the latter part of the twentieth century is still in its infancy. Until this research bears fruit, answers to contemporary questions concerning the abrupt collapse of the Soviet Union, the reunion of Germany, and the dissolution of the Warsaw Treaty Organization remain illusory.

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

None of these events was truly predicted, and it is important that their causes be identified and understood, just as it was important that an earlier generation study and understand the circumstances that brought about the rise and fall of Nazism and Fascism in Europe. Ambassador Glitman’s first-person account of a singular process that contributed to the end of the Cold War is important because it sheds light on a bilateral negotiation between the major protagonists of that war which became a test of strength and of wills between NATO and the Warsaw Pact.

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

He is uniquely suited to this task. As a Foreign Service Officer who spent much of his career either in Washington or European capitals dealing with Cold War issues, as a principal negotiator with the Soviet Union concerning reductions in so-called Euro-missiles, and as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium, he was both an observer of and a participant in the careful, tedious, and dangerous process of insuring that the Cold War did not end in nuclear disaster. In particular, his insights as chief of the U.S. Delegation to the Intermediate Nuclear Forces negotiations in Geneva in the mid1980s paint an accurate and valuable picture of the decision-making process of both sides as they eventually moved to eliminate an entire class of nuclear delivery systems.

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

The INF negotiations were unusual in that they were conducted at many levels. First, of course, they were a critical negotiation—a lengthy, detailed, and dangerous process of communication—between the two nuclear superpowers. In these negotiations, the United States’ task was further complicated as it represented the interests of its NATO partners, particularly the concerns of those nations that had agreed to accept deployment of U.S. missiles to offset similar Soviet systems. The interests of U.S. Allies in Asia also became important as Soviet negotiating positions developed that could relieve concerns in Europe but expose our Asian Allies to new threats.

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

The needs of public diplomacy became crucial when the Soviet Union attempted to influence political decisions among European NATO Allies through “peace” movements in countries that had agreed to accept U.S. deployments. This was particularly important in West Germany, where the Pershing II missile system was deployed when the first phase of the negotiations proved unsuccessful. The focal point for all these activities, the diplomatic efforts with Allies as well as negotiations with the Soviet Union, was Geneva and the INF negotiations themselves.

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download

The Last Battle of the Cold War by Maynard W Glitman pdf free download


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