Co-Editor: Michael R. Fitzgerald
Editor info: Professor of Political Science
Publication Date: October 2013
Synopsis: Featuring firsthand accounts by international politicians and diplomats along with analyses by leading scholars, this collection of essays provides insights from multiple perspectives to foster better understanding of international relations during and after the Cold War. Experts from both sides of the “Iron Curtain” shed light on the origins, struggles, ending, and legacy of the conflict that dominated the second half of the twentieth century and that still affects current East-West relations, the securing and dismantling of weapons of mass destruction, and the instability of many regions. It then addresses such issues as strategic weapons, the impact of the war on scientific research, intelligence, and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Lastly, it examines the legacy of the Cold War across regions of the world, including Europe, Japan, India, China, and the lessons to be drawn for today’s diplomatic relations and intelligence.