In converse to the book above, this work looks at how nations get drawn into intervening abroad, thereby creating conflict. Soviet and American intervention, mainly in the Third World, is examined. Such interventions are seen as having expanded the frontiers of the Cold War. What a reading of Feste makes clear is that Moscow and Washington were pursuing their own agendas in these Third World escapades, looking through their own ideological prisms, and often with inadequate understanding of local conditions where the interventions took place. Although an interesting and well-conceived study, the momentous transformations of the past three years already give it an antiquated feel.
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