Return to Cold War by Robert Legvold

By Robert Legvold

The 2014 quandary in Ukraine despatched a tottering U.S.-Russian courting over a cliff - a perilous descent into deep distrust, severed ties, and strength war of words resembling the chilly conflict period.

In this incisive new research, major specialist on Soviet and Russian overseas coverage, Robert Legvold, explores intimately this qualitatively new part in a courting that has alternated among desire and sadness for far of the earlier 20 years. Tracing the lengthy and tortured course resulting in this serious juncture, he contends that the new deterioration of Russia-U.S. relatives merits to be understood as a go back to chilly struggle with nice and lasting results. In drawing out the commonalities among the unique chilly conflict and the present disagreement, Return to chilly War brings a clean point of view to what's taking place among the 2 nations, its broader importance past the rapid problems with the day, and the way political leaders in either international locations could alter their methods so as, because the writer urges, to make this new chilly conflict "as brief and shallow as possible."

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