"One major step short of war" Jimmy Carter, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and the last chapter of the Cold War

by 1974- Uriah, George

Abstract (Summary)
ii The purpose of this thesis is to examine the foreign policy of Jimmy Carter and his Administration in the wake of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. The study is based on newly declassified documents from the Jimmy Carter Presidential in Atlanta, Georgia as well as published material by and about Jimmy Carter. The thesis challenges the popular caricatures of Jimmy Carter, that he was ineffective in matters of foreign policy and that he was largely concerned with establishing a legacy as a peacemaker. The thesis contends that Jimmy Carter was a much more cunning Cold Warrior than his detractors give him credit for and that the shift in American foreign policy towards the Soviet Union largely credited to Ronald Reagan actually began with the Carter Administration. iii
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School:The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

School Location:USA - Tennessee

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:carter jimmy cold war united states soviet union


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