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Tension and detente: congressional perspectives on Soviet-American relations

Donald MacKay Fraser

Tension and detente: congressional perspectives on Soviet-American relations

report of a study mission to the Soviet Union

by Donald MacKay Fraser

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States,
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
    • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Donald M. Fraser, Benjamin S. Rosenthal, and John H. Buchanan, Jr.
      ContributionsRosenthal, Benjamin S., joint author., Buchanan, John H. 1928- joint author., United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJX1428.R8 F7
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 36 p.
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5523134M
      LC Control Number73601354

        The overdramatized political and diplomatic reaction of Washington to the military aid which the U.S.S.R. and Cuba have given to Angola and Ethiopia and, in recent times, to the aid which the U.S.S.R. has offered Afghanistan, has been one of the major factors clouding Soviet-American relations in the last few years. Alluding not only to these events but also to the general support and. Superpower Detente is an outstanding assessment of the highs and lows in the relationship between the two superpowers in the s, and the prospects for a continuing detente between them in the s. This thorough examination of the s reminds us that improvements early in that decade gave way to stalemate and the demise of detente. The early s saw the most far reaching moves toward.

      The growing tension on the home front rose when American viewers saw the atrocities being committed in Vietnam. The anger, thanks to the media, spread all over the world and it sparked demonstrations making LBJ a prisoner in the White House. The Global Disruption of is the fifth chapter and probably the cusp of Suri's book. The Cold War dominated international relations for over forty-five years (). Within a framework of political relations, economic linkages, and military alliances, the Cold War was characterized by a high degree of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union; a costly and dangerous arms race; the polarization of domestic and international politics; the division of the world.

      a french word meaning "relaxation" that was applied to soviet-american relations in the early s. (to ease tensions between US and the soviet union.-it established a precedent for arms limitations negotiations; and reduced american global commitments by advocating "NIXON DOCTRINE". The Sino-Soviet split (–) was the breaking of political relations between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), caused by doctrinal divergences that arose from their different interpretations and practical applications of Marxism–Leninism, as influenced by their respective geopolitics during the Cold War (–).


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Tension and detente: congressional perspectives on Soviet-American relations by Donald MacKay Fraser Download PDF EPUB FB2

Tension and detente: congressional perspectives on Soviet-American relations: report of a study mission to the Soviet Union by Hon. Donald M. Fraser, Minnesota, chairman, subcommittee on international organizations and movements Hon.

Benjamin S. Rosenthal, New York, chairman, subcommittee on europe and Hon. John H. Buchanan, Jr., Alabama. Tension and detente: congressional perspectives on Soviet-American relations [microform]: report of a study mission to the Soviet Union / By Donald M.

(Donald MacKay) Fraser, John H. (John Hall) Buchanan, Benjamin S. Rosenthal and United States. Détente and confrontation: American-Soviet relations from Nixon to Reagan User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

A retired Foreign Service Officer and Brookings fellow dissects Soviet-American relations from through to determine just what detente was, why it failed, and whether it has a future 3/5(1).

qualitatively different from earlier postwar cycles of detente followed by tension. It first gives an analysis of the detente of the s, under Nixon, Kissinger and Carter, and explains how and why it ended in disillusion and renewed superpower tension.

It then compares the current warming of superpower relations with the experience of the. Détente with Western Europe, desired primarily as a means of separating the United States from its allies, was unlikely without an improvement in Soviet-American relations.

The Soviet Union could not appear so indifferent to American overtures for detente as Cited by: Congress authorized $20 million, and Hoover proceeded to organize the American Relief Administration (ARA) to do the job.

Under Hoover's terms, the ARA was to be a completely American-run relief program for the transport, storage, and delivery of relief supplies (mainly.

Détente (a French word meaning release from tension) is the name given to a period of improved relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. 33 The most notorious, or celebrated, of these leaks was the so-called “Beecher leak” of J See The New York Times, J ; Newhouse, Cold Dawn, pp.

–; and the testimony of Elliot L. Richardson in Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Nomination of Henry A. Kissinger, Hearings, Part 2, 93rd Cong., 1st Sess. (), pp. –   Robert Longley. Updated Febru From the late s to the late s, the Cold War was highlighted by a period known as “détente” – a welcome easing of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union.

While the period of détente resulted in productive negotiations and treaties on nuclear arms control and improved diplomatic relations, events at the end of the decade. An illustration of an open book.

Books. An illustration of two cells of a film strip. Video. An illustration of an audio speaker. Audio. An illustration of a " floppy disk. Full text of "Peaceful coexistence and detente: the Soviet quest for security in the post-war era.". This joint documentary publication, collected and compiled by historians from both the U.S.

Department of State and the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, provides unprecedented insight into Soviet-American relations during a critical era in the history of the Cold War: the détente. Détente, period of the easing of Cold War tensions between the U.S.

and the Soviet Union from to The era was a time of increased trade and cooperation with the Soviet Union and the signing of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks (SALT) treaties.

Relations cooled again with the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Read More on This Topic. The relations between the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (–) succeeded the previous relations between the Russian Empire and the United States from to and precede today's relations between the Russian Federation and the United States that began in Full diplomatic relations between both countries were established inlate due.

The Congressional “human rights insurgency” of – centered on the holding of public hearings to shame countries engaging in human rights abuses and on legislation cutting off aid and.

U.S.-Soviet Relations, – The period – witnessed a dramatic transformation in the relationship between the United States and the Soviet Union. During these years the specter of a nuclear war between the superpowers receded as the Cold War ended swiftly, nearly entirely peacefully, and.

Two decades after the Second World War, Soviet-American tension had become a way of life. Fears of nuclear conflict between the two superpowers peaked in in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, paving the way for some of the earliest agreements on nuclear arms control, including the Limited Test Ban Treaty in For a good general overview of Soviet foreign policy, see Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Russia and the World, – (London: Arnold, ).

On the rise and fall of détente, see Raymond L. Garthoff, Détente and Confrontation: Soviet—American Relations From Nixon to Reagan (revised edn, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, ); Mike Bowker and Phil Williams, Superpower Détente: A. We use cookies to make interactions with our website easy and meaningful, to better understand the use of our services, and to tailor advertising.

The focus of this volume is on U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union during the Carter administration, demonstrating the growing tension between U.S. and Soviet leaders and. Ukraine gained its independence inwhen 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.

formal end of the old detente and inaugurated a new period of tension in Soviet- American relations. Throughout the s, Afghani-stan has been held up as the principal exam-ple of the immoderate and expansionist char-acter of Soviet policy.

Now that example is .Coral Bell, in her book, The Diplomacy of Détente (London: Martin Robertson, ), has written an extensive analysis of the triangular relationship but points out that, as of yet, no third side to the triangle — the détente between China and the USSR — exists, p.

5.The best overview of this important period can be found in Soviet-American Relations: The Détente Years, With a foreword by Henry A. Kissinger, this unprecedented joint documentary publication presents the formerly top-secret record of how the United States and Soviet Union moved from Cold War to détente during to