Windows Of Opportunity: From Cold War To Peaceful Competition In U.S.-Soviet Relations

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Windows Of Opportunity: From Cold War To Peaceful Competition In U.S.-Soviet Relations

Edited by Graham T. Allison and William L. Ury
Ballinger, 1989
345 pp.
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One of the first published fruits of warming superpower relations, this book grew out of a series of Soviet-American meetings on crisis management. Its look backward at the Cuban missile crisis has been carried further by a recent highly publicized meeting in Moscow. Aside from the pleasures of watching old Soviet institute-niks like Georgy Arbatov get their pens around Gorbachev's new thinking, the book is a valuable reminder of how much has been accomplished behind the harsh rhetoric of competition: both Moscow and Washington recognize that nuclear fire makes direct conflict between them unthinkable, and so the chances that crises-in Eastern Europe or the Third World-will spin out of control probably are fewer than both fear.

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