- The Global Cold War: Third World Interventions and the Making of Our Times
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New Ed. Prize-winning study of the global conflict waged during the Cold War and its legacy today. Dimension: x x Weight in Grams: Weight: Seller Inventory V More information about this seller Contact this seller 8. The Americans tended to view the whole world through their anti-communism and were misled by metaphors such as Eisenhower's of "You have a row of dominos set up, you knock over the first one, and The cold war mentality survived even after the Iranian revolution of showed that "clerical reaction" was more dynamic than Marxism-Leninism, and the US had a lot more than just red communism to confront.
Here Westad comes into his own. Chapters on the conflicts in Angola and the Horn of Africa lead on to a marvellous account, drawn from Russian diplomatic archives, of the second great Kremlin miscalculation: the invasion of Afghanistan on Christmas Day, The Soviets feared, Westad writes, that the fratricidal Afghan communist party was about to go over to the Americans: "doing a Sadat on us", as it was known after the Egyptian president who expelled Soviet military advisers in The Soviet Union thus tied itself to a miniature political party that had no popular backing whatever. For both authors, the Soviet Union had been riding for a fall.
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The draft Salt 1 treaty had acknowledged that, in terms of strategic nuclear weapons, the Soviet Union was an equal power to the US. The victory of the North Vietnamese had been followed, in short order, by successes in Angola and Ethiopia. In the words of Arbatov: "If you get away with something and it looks as if you've been successful, you are practically doomed to repeat the policy.
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You do this until you blunder into a really serious mess. The mess was Afghanistan. Westad is tempted to see the same pattern at work in the post-cold war world.
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The disintegration of the Soviet Union, the breaking-away of Russia's European satellites, peaceful political change in South Africa, Kuwait liberated, the Taliban sent packing: all that was cause enough for US euphoria. Then, bang, the catastrophe of Iraq.
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