The End of the Cold War Era: The Transformation of the Global Security Order

The End of the Cold War Era: The Transformation of the Global Security Order

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Synopsis

Between 1989 and 1991 the world witnessed a number of dramatic and traumatic changes, most notably, the demise of communism in Europe, the end of the superpower rivalry and the break-up of the Soviet Union. The final stages of the Cold War were impossible to accurately predict, and many of the questions posed by those events remain unanswered today. This book investigates the end of the Cold War in three major areas: Europe, superpower relations, and the Third World.



Freed from the apocalyptic threat to civilization posed by the superpower arms race, the common hope was that a post-Cold War world would witness more peace and better government. The reasons why this new world has failed to materialize, particularly after 9/11, can be found in the highly-charged state of international relations both during the Cold War and at its conclusion.

Book information

ISBN: 9780340740323
Publisher: Hodder Education
Imprint: Hodder Education
Pub date:
DEWEY: 327.109049
DEWEY edition: 22
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 516g
Height: 232mm
Width: 157mm
Spine width: 16mm