The Collapse Of The Soviet Union
The collapse of the Soviet Union has widely been seen as the reult of the arms race and Cold War, and the failure of the Soviet side to keep pace with new technology. This is an accessible guide to the key events surrounding the disintegration of the USSR.
On December 25, 1991, Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union, resigned as president of the Communist empire, turning power over to the new commonwealth that replaced it. This event marked the official end of the Cold War which had imperiled the world for over four decades. AP was there to provide a unique look at the story through the eyes of Associated Press reporters and photographers.
Why Did the Soviet Union Collapse? Taking the Soviet collapse -- the most cataclysmic event of the recent past -- as a case study, this text engages students in the exercise of historical analysis, interpretation, and explanation. Full description
Do the EU and NATO threaten Russian security? The book explores the rise of these exclusive a "inter-democratica (TM) security institutions after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the ensuing effects on relations with Russia. Two competing theories are tested to explore whether these institutions aggravate or mitigate the security dilemma with Russia.