Before and After the Cold War: Using Past Forecasts to Predict the Future

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Taylor & Francis, 2002 - History - 219 pages
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The end of the Cold War, culminating in the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989, the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact and the break-up of the Soviet Union soon thereafter, came as good news for most of the world. But it was news, since almost no-one had predicted the collapse of Communist rule in anything less than several decades.

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George H. Quester is professor emeritus at the University of Maryland. He has taught defense policy and arms control, American foreign policy, and international relations at Harvard and Cornell universities, UCLA, the National War College, the United States Naval Academy, and George Washington University.

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