The triumph of improvisation : Gorbachev's adaptability, Reagan's engagement, and the end of the Cold War / James Graham Wilson.
In The Triumph of Improvisation, James Graham Wilson takes a long view of the end of the Cold War, from the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979 to Operation Desert Storm in January 1991. Drawing on deep archival research and recently declassified papers, Wilson argues that adaptation, im...
Cornell University Press,
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- Introduction : individuals and power
- Reagan reaches
- Stagnation and choices
- Shultz engages
- Gorbachev adapts
- Recovery and statecraft
- Gorbachev's new world order
- Bush's new world order
- Conclusion : individuals and strategy.