How American Disinformation Helped End the Cold War
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Abdul-Khakim Sultygov

History, Eurasia

Psychological warfare and the rise of Mikhail Gorbachev sped up the demise of the Soviet Union.

Starting in the mid-1980s, the U.S.-Soviet summits in Geneva (1985), Reykjavik (1986), and Malta (1989) have stood for a special segment of twentieth-century history—the phasing out of the Cold War. These summits helped bring to a close the unremitting competition between irreconcilable worldviews and political systems, which left not a single corner of the...

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