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Hang separately : cooperative security between the United States and Russia, 1985-1994
Sigal, Leon V.
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New York : Century Foundation Press, [2000]

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xii, 397 pages ; 24 cm

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E183.8.R9 S56 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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According to this book, the United States has lost its opportunity to address the new nuclear dangers caused by the disintegration of the Soviet Union. The author argues that the actions of American foreign-policy-makers alienated Russia's democrats and provoked a nationalist backlash.

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Leon V. Sigal is director of the Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project at the Social Science Research Council and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University

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Sigal, currently director of the Social Science Research Council's Northeast Asia Cooperative Security Project and adjunct professor at Columbia, was on the The New York Times editorial board during most of the time covered by this book. Hang Separately comes right to the point: "Nowhere has the American propensity to coerce rather than cooperate been more pronounced--or more profoundly misguided--than in dealing with the Soviet Union and its successor state, Russia." Sigal elaborates his thesis in a series of chapters dealing mainly with Eastern Europe, German reunification, the Third World, and arms control issues. He concludes that "realist" images of international relations and Soviet/Russian behavior shared by the top American policy makers explain US policy better than domestic politics or bureaucratic politics models. Finally, he advocates several specific policy measures to enhance cooperative security in US-Russian relations. Hang Separately is journalistic scholarship at its best--thoughtful, coherent, and provocative, with 50-plus pages of documentation. Highly recommended for university and larger public libraries, and collections specializing in international relations, foreign policy, and American and Soviet/Russian studies. Upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, scholars, and policymakers. J. P. Smaldone; Georgetown University

Table of Contents

Richard C. Leone
Forewordp. v
Prefacep. xi
1. Uncooperative Americap. 1
2. Gorbachev's New Thinking Unrequited in Eastern Europep. 11
3. Uncooperative Security: German Unificationp. 35
4. From Rivalry to Alliance in the Third Worldp. 83
5. "Doomed to Cooperate"p. 113
6. An Imprudent Excess of Cautionp. 153
7. American Aid for Soviet Reformp. 195
8. Nuclear Roulettep. 231
9. America's Security Agenda with Russiap. 281
10. A Midcourse Correction with Russiap. 295
Notesp. 317
Indexp. 371
About the Authorp. 397