By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
This ebook examines the NATO experiences at the Soviet bloc's political and financial system, from 1951 to the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the start of detente.
As a part of the broader background of chilly battle Alliances, the targeted checks of the NATO specialists concerning the non-military facets of Soviet energy are an important indicator of Western/allied perceptions of the adversary. Their learn permits us to widen the dialogue at the Western alliance, the accuracy of its info or perceptions, and the character of the chilly struggle.
Hatzivassiliou argues that the chilly conflict was once not just a strategic obstacle (although it definitely was once that, as well), but in addition the newest degree of the obstacle of legitimization which were raging because the sunrise of modernity. NATO/Western research is tested during this context. even as, the publication discusses the relative impact of the key NATO individuals – US and British impact used to be powerful whereas French, West German and Italian impact used to be additionally major – within the drafting of the reviews, and therefore in shaping the alliance’s perceptions through the chilly warfare.
This booklet could be of a lot curiosity to scholars of NATO, chilly battle stories, foreign heritage, international coverage and IR normally.
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NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69 (Cold War History) by Evanthis Hatzivassiliou