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Post Wall, Post Square - Rebuilding the World After 1989 (Hardcover): Kristina Spohr Post Wall, Post Square - Rebuilding the World After 1989 (Hardcover)
Kristina Spohr 1
R875 R608 Discovery Miles 6 080 Save R267 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'A gripping and compelling account.... The peaceful ending of the Cold War between West and East remains one of the greatest achievements of modern statecraft' CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, Literary Review This landmark global study makes us rethink what happened when the Cold War ended and our present era was born. The world changed dramatically as the Berlin Wall fell and protest turned to massacre in Tiananmen Square. Now, with deft analysis and a wealth of newly declassified archival sources, historian Kristina Spohr offers a bold and novel interpretation of the revolutionary upheaval of 1989 and, how in its aftermath, a new world order was forged without major conflict. The Post-Wall world, Spohr argues, was brought about in significant measure through the determined diplomacy of a small cohort of international leaders. They engaged in tough but cooperative negotiation and worked together to reinvent the institutions of the Cold War. Exploring this extraordinary historical moment, Spohr offers a major reappraisal of US President George H. W. Bush and innovative assessments of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and President Francois Mitterrand of France. But the transformation of Europe must be understood in global context. Spohr elegantly weaves together the Western and Asian timelines to revelatory effect, by contrasting events in Berlin and Moscow with the story in Beijing, where the pro-democracy movement was brutally suppressed by Deng Xiaoping. Post Square, he pushed through China's very different Communist reinvention. Meticulously researched and brilliantly original, Post Wall, Post Square provides an authoritative contemporary history of those crucial hinge years of 1989-1992 and their implications for our times. The world of Putin, Trump and Xi, with a fractious European Union, rogue states and the crisis of mass migration has its roots in the global exit from the Cold War.

Post Wall, Post Square - Rebuilding the World After 1989 (Paperback): Kristina Spohr Post Wall, Post Square - Rebuilding the World After 1989 (Paperback)
Kristina Spohr
R430 R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Save R86 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'A gripping and compelling account.... The peaceful ending of the Cold War between West and East remains one of the greatest achievements of modern statecraft' CHRISTOPHER ANDREW, Literary Review This landmark global study makes us rethink what happened when the Cold War ended and our present era was born. The world changed dramatically as the Berlin Wall fell and protest turned to massacre in Tiananmen Square. Now, with deft analysis and a wealth of newly declassified archival sources, historian Kristina Spohr offers a bold and novel interpretation of the revolutionary upheaval of 1989 and, how in its aftermath, a new world order was forged without major conflict. The Post-Wall world, Spohr argues, was brought about in significant measure through the determined diplomacy of a small cohort of international leaders. They engaged in tough but cooperative negotiation and worked together to reinvent the institutions of the Cold War. Exploring this extraordinary historical moment, Spohr offers a major reappraisal of US President George H. W. Bush and innovative assessments of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and President Francois Mitterrand of France. But the transformation of Europe must be understood in global context. Spohr elegantly weaves together the Western and Asian timelines to revelatory effect, by contrasting events in Berlin and Moscow with the story in Beijing, where the pro-democracy movement was brutally suppressed by Deng Xiaoping. Post Square, he pushed through China's very different Communist reinvention. Meticulously researched and brilliantly original, Post Wall, Post Square provides an authoritative contemporary history of those crucial hinge years of 1989-1992 and their implications for our times. The world of Putin, Trump and Xi, with a fractious European Union, rogue states and the crisis of mass migration has its roots in the global exit from the Cold War.

Post Wall, Post Square - How Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl, and Deng Shaped the World After 1989 (Hardcover): Kristina Spohr Post Wall, Post Square - How Bush, Gorbachev, Kohl, and Deng Shaped the World After 1989 (Hardcover)
Kristina Spohr
R991 R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Save R210 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this landmark global history Kristina Spohr explores how world leaders responded to the 1989 revolutions--from Berlin to Beijing. In post-Wall Europe they reinvented Western Cold War institutions, while post-Square China reinvented communism as state capitalism--a duality in the world order that still endures.

The Global Chancellor - Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order (Hardcover): Kristina Spohr The Global Chancellor - Helmut Schmidt and the Reshaping of the International Order (Hardcover)
Kristina Spohr
R1,069 Discovery Miles 10 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Helmut Schmidt is the neglected chancellor of modern German history, overshadowed by 'the greats' - Bismarck, Adenauer, Brandt and Kohl. This volume retrieves Schmidt's true significance as a pivotal figure who helped reshape the global order during the crisis-ridden 1970s. This major reinterpretation, based on detailed research in Schmidt's private papers and numerous archives in Europe and America, reveals him as a leader equally skilled in economics and security, and adept at personal diplomacy, who dared to act as a 'double interpreter' between the superpowers during the nadir of the Cold War. Schmidt was no mere 'crisis-manager': in fact he brought to the chancellorship a depth of reflection, evident in two decades of writings and speeches that justifies considering him an intellectual statesman on a par with Henry Kissinger. His achievements were prodigious. Hailed as the 'world economist', Schmidt helped create the G7 forum for global economic governance and the European Monetary System at a time when capitalism seemed on the rocks. And as the 'strategist of balance', he designed NATO's 'dual-track' response to the crisis caused by the massive Soviet arms buildup of Euro-missiles. This decision, Kristina Spohr argues, played a crucial part in holding together the Western alliance and paved the way to defusing the Cold War in Europe. Schmidt brought his country to the top table of world politics - what he unashamedly called Weltpolitik - as an equal of the wartime victor powers. It was through his Chancellorship that West Germany came of age on the global stage.

Open Door - NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security After the Cold War (Paperback): Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr Open Door - NATO and Euro-Atlantic Security After the Cold War (Paperback)
Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr
R719 Discovery Miles 7 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Der Zerfall Des Sowjetimperiums Und Deutschlands Wiedervereinigung - The Decline of the Soviet Empire and Germany's... Der Zerfall Des Sowjetimperiums Und Deutschlands Wiedervereinigung - The Decline of the Soviet Empire and Germany's Reunification (German, Hardcover)
Anne Deighton, Thomas Wegener Friis, Stephen E Hanson, Jack F Jr, Stefan Karner, …
R839 Discovery Miles 8 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Building Sustainable and Effective Military Capabilities - A Systemic Comparison of Professional and Conscript Forces... Building Sustainable and Effective Military Capabilities - A Systemic Comparison of Professional and Conscript Forces (Hardcover, Illustrated edition)
Kristina Spohr Readman
R2,039 Discovery Miles 20 390 Out of stock

It is evident that a comparative study of systemic costs and values of regular systems versus those based on conscription is needed, not only in view of the transformation processes of the military and society in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, but also more generally in the light of the changed security environment since September 11. Seeing that previous research has primarily looked at different types or models of both conscript and regular forces systems, this publication presents an audit of alternative force models and identifies a scientific method which could be applied widely to evaluate a) the true total costs (economic, social, and political) of regular versus conscript systems, b) the utility, availability and cost effectiveness of both systems in the face of today's new security circumstances, and c) the adequateness of either system for especially CEE countries whose reform processes are being hampered by legacy military cultures. This book does not come up with definite answers to the various issues. Instead, the authors truly identify what the problem areas are and offer advise as to how to proceed in solving the specific conundrums identified. The analyses, opinions, recommendations, and conclusions expressed or implied in this volume are those of authors or the editors alone, and do not necessarily represent views of NATO or any other government agencies.

Germany and the Baltic Problem After the Cold War - The Development of a New Ostpolitik, 1989-2000 (Paperback): Kristina Spohr... Germany and the Baltic Problem After the Cold War - The Development of a New Ostpolitik, 1989-2000 (Paperback)
Kristina Spohr Readman
R1,231 Discovery Miles 12 310 Out of stock

The root question this book addresses is how the new Germany will use its re-found status as a great power. Does Germany - as in the past - aim to dominate Europe? Or has it renounced its imperial ambitions following the trauma of division during the Cold War? In seeking answers to these questions, Kristina Spohr Readman scrutinises the development of Germany's new Ostpolitik (eastern policy) in the period 1989-2000. Against the background of recent European history, she analyses the re-establishment of a special relationship between Bonn/Berlin and Moscow. In particular, she assesses the peculiar geopolitical situation of the Baltic states: caught between a turbulent Russia in the east and a unified Germany in the west. The Baltic case reveals the complexities of a post-Cold War European security architecture in the making.

Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World (Paperback): Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World (Paperback)
Daniel S. Hamilton, Kristina Spohr
R819 Discovery Miles 8 190 Out of stock
Germany and the Baltic Problem After the Cold War - The Development of a New Ostpolitik, 1989-2000 (Hardcover): Kristina Spohr Germany and the Baltic Problem After the Cold War - The Development of a New Ostpolitik, 1989-2000 (Hardcover)
Kristina Spohr
R3,516 Discovery Miles 35 160 Out of stock

The root question this book addresses is how the new Germany will use its re-found status as a great power. Does Germany - as in the past - aim to dominate Europe? Or has it renounced its imperial ambitions following the trauma of division during the Cold War? In seeking answers to these questions, Kristina Spohr Readman scrutinises the development of Germany's new Ostpolitik (eastern policy) in the period 1989-2000. Against the background of recent European history, she analyses the re-establishment of a special relationship between Bonn/Berlin and Moscow. In particular, she assesses the peculiar geopolitical situation of the Baltic states: caught between a turbulent Russia in the east and a unified Germany in the west. The Baltic case reveals the complexities of a post-Cold War European security architecture in the making.

Transcending the Cold War - Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990 (Hardcover): Kristina... Transcending the Cold War - Summits, Statecraft, and the Dissolution of Bipolarity in Europe, 1970-1990 (Hardcover)
Kristina Spohr, David Reynolds
R1,226 Discovery Miles 12 260 Out of stock

In 1989 and 1990 the map of Europe was redrawn without a war, unlike other great ruptures of the international order such as 1815, 1870, 1918, and 1945. How did this happen? This major multinational study, based on archives from both sides of the 'Iron Curtain', highlights the contribution of international statecraft to the peaceful dissolution of Europe's bipolar order by examining pivotal summit meetings from 1970 to 1990. These are organized into three periods: 'Thawing', 'Living with', and 'Transcending' the Cold War. The volume offers fascinating insights into key statesmen such as Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, Leonid Brezhnev and Mikhail Gorbachev, Willy Brandt and Helmut Kohl, Zhou Enlai and Deng Xiaoping. It explores the central issues of the superpowers and arms control, their triangular relationship with China, and the seemingly intractable German question. Particular attention is devoted to the cultural dimensions of summitry, as performative acts for the media and as encounters with 'the Other' across ideological divides. All these threads are drawn together in a sweeping analytical conclusion. Written in lively prose, Transcending the Cold War is essential reading for anyone interested not just in modern history but also current international affairs.

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