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Explaining End of Cold War

Explaining End of Cold War - If so was Reagan foreign...

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Explaining the End of the Cold War Soviet-oriented causes Gorbachev Soviet System Collapse Successful Containment Reagan Foreign Policy U.S.-oriented causes End of hostilities : Arms control agreements, end of Soviet hegemony in Eastern Europe, disintegration of Soviet Union. New Thinking: Soviet Adoption of Conciliatory Posture American Embrace of Soviet Reform Study Questions: 1. What was more important to the end of the Cold War -- Soviet concessions or American embrace of Soviet reform efforts? 2. Did American foreign policy push the Soviet Union to reform?
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Unformatted text preview: If so, was Reagan foreign policy or the cumulative effect of American containment policy more influential? Can and should they (containment and Reagan FP) be differentiated? 3. What was the most important factor leading to Soviet adoption of an accommodationist foreign policy (New Thinking) -- the domestic crisis facing the Soviet Union or Gorbachev’s interpretation and reaction to his domestic and international surrounding? Can and should they (Soviet domestic crisis and Gorbachev) be differentiated?...
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