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Published: 01 September 2016

290 Pages | 14 black and white figures/illustrations


ISBN: 9780198727507

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Transcending the Cold War

Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970–1990

Edited by Kristina Spohr and David Reynolds

  • First study of the contribution of summit meetings to the peaceful dénouement of the Cold War
  • Analyses the relationships between the superpowers and their views on arms control, explores their triangular relationship with China, and raises the German question
  • Offers fascinating insights into key statesman such as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev, Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping
  • Highlights the neglected cultural dimensions of international diplomacy at the highest level
  • Addresses issues that still shape modern international relations
  • Provides a major multinational study, based on archives from both sides of the 'Iron Curtain'

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