Gorbachev's Gamble: Soviet Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War
June 2008, Polity
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- Reveals the internal debates and struggles in the Kremlin and behind-the-scene decisions that led to the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the break-up of the Warsaw Pact and eventually the demise of the Soviet Union itself
- Provides the missing link between the internal and external aspects of Gorbachev’s perestroika
- Based on exclusive interviews with the leaders of the Soviet Union including Gorbachev, personal notes and diaries of their assistants and advisers and transcripts of the discussions inside the Politburo and Secretariat of the Central Committee
- Offers unique insight into a whole generation of decision-makers and opinion leaders of the Soviet Union and the events that led to the end of the Cold War and the unprecedented transformation of world politics in the late 1980s and early 1990s