Unformatted text preview: missiles or conventional forces in Europe. Gorbachev’s Reforms -Perestroika = restructuring. -Glasnost = Open discussion and democratization. -New thinking = Common security and doctrine of sufficiency expansionism more costly than beneficial (Afghanistan). Gorbachev’s Domestic Agenda -Changes approximating a market economy (bolstering a failing command economy) -Democratic political institutions, free elections. -Official accountability. -Respect for rule of law at home (decentralized power). -Unanticipated consequences: He was removed. Realist explanations -CW started with shift in military capabilities and ended for the same reson. o System structure depends on distribution of power. -CW ended because of collapse of Soviet economy. o US arms race ran USSR into the ground....
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLI SCI 255 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at UMass (Amherst).
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