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Coming in from the Cold War : Changes in U.S.-European Interactions Since 1980 - Sabrina Petra Ramet

Coming in from the Cold War

Changes in U.S.-European Interactions Since 1980

Paperback Published: 28th January 2002
ISBN: 9780742500174
Number Of Pages: 256

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The early 1980s brought dramatic changes in East-West relations. The decade began with the death of Yugoslavia's Tito, the birth of Poland's Solidarity trade union, and the U.S. election of Ronald Reagan as president. These key developments, together with the growing financial insolvency of the Soviet bloc and shifts in power in the Kremlin--culminating in the election of Mikhail Gorbachev as general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1985--signalled the end of an era. Since then, U.S. relations with Europe have charted a new course, influenced especially by the dissolution of the Warsaw Pact, the expansion of NATO, and the growing strength of the European Union. This volume analyzes U.S. relations with Britain, France, Germany, Spain, Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, and examines the new role for NATO in the post-Cold War world and the evolving dynamics in the U.S.-EU partnership. Through their assessment of mutual perceptions, evolving interests, and clashing agendas, the contributors offer a fresh and thoughtful exploration of the relationship between the United States and the major European states.

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This fresh and thoughtful assessment of the developing relationship between the United States and the principal European nations provides readers with riveting insights as to America's future on the European continent.--Parameters

Preface and Acknowledgmentsp. ix
The United States and Europe: Toward Greater Cooperation or a Historic Parting?--An Idealist Perspectivep. 1
NATO As a Postmodern Alliancep. 16
A Competitive Relationship: The Maturing of the EU--U.S. Relationship, 1980-2000p. 31
A Relationship Both Special and Mundane: The Politics of Power, Party, and Leadership in U.S.--British Relations since 1980p. 50
Renegotiating the Marriage Contract: Franco-American Relations since 1981p. 73
The Impact of Post--Cold War Changes on the U.S.--German Relationshipp. 97
Coming into Europe: The U.S.--Spanish Relationship since 1980p. 129
From the Cold War to the "Cold Peace": U.S.--Russian Interactions from Gorbachev to the Presentp. 147
"Let Poland be Poland": The U.S.--Polish Relationship from 1980 to the Presentp. 173
Ukraine and the United States since 1991: The Reshaping of Expectationsp. 191
The Future of NATO and the Euro-Atlantic Community: Productive Partnerships and Constructive Ends?p. 209
Index of Namesp. 231
Index of Subjectsp. 235
About the Contributorsp. 241
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ISBN: 9780742500174
ISBN-10: 0742500179
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 28th January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.61 x 15.24  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.43