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Poland US

With the declassification of secret material after the collapse of the Warsaw Pact and the Soviet Union, scholars are able to determine how accurate were the perceptions of foreign policy-makers to the reality which they were analyzing. This chapter will explore the accuracy of the perceptions of the American foreign policy establishment – the White House, the State Department, and…
Poland

After thirty years since it first came to existence, the Solidarity movement is not only a recognized symbol of the Cold War’s end, but it is also constitutive part of the Polish political system. The movement’s history went through remarkable evolution and became a source of inspiration for peaceful resistance against the communist regimes throughout Eastern Europe and tyrannies all…
Ukraine

Introduction
This article is to examine the bilateral relationship between the U.S. and Ukraine at the end of the Cold War. During this period, the U.S. was concerned with a single issue in its relationship with Ukraine – denuclearization – and initially framed this relationship from a Russian-centric perspective. As a result, the U.S. achieved minimal results. Once it was able…
Europe Cold War

Introduction
Bipolarity in international relations was the main characteristic of the Cold War Era. The world was divided between two opposing political, economic and military blocs. The Soviet Union installed communist regimes in most of the European countries during the Second World War in Central and Eastern Europe. This process was condemned by the United States and its Western European allies,…
United States America Russia Soviet Union Cold War

Ukraine gained its independence in 1991, when the Soviet Union was dissolved and former Soviet republics became sovereign states. Since that time Ukraine started its own policy, with the Ukrainian point of view on history, international relations, and politics differing greatly from the Russian perspective. But during the Cold War period Ukraine was also a part of the USSR, which…
Russia USA

A special relationship between the United States and Russia existed during the period 2001–2002, after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States. However, this relationship of cooperation quickly became adversarial and competitive because of diverging strategic interests. As the only country with the capacity to destroy the United States with its nuclear stockpile, Russia plays an important…
Gnosticism 2

Gnostic Wars: The Cold War in the Context of a History of Western Spirituality. Stefan Rossbach. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University press, 1992.
 
“One of the typical phenomena of the twentieth century,”  Eric Voegelin wrote, “is the event of spiritually energetic people breaking out of the dominant intellectual group in order to find the reality that has been lost.” 1 One example of…