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The Warsaw Pact, 1985-1991 : disintegration and dissolution

The Warsaw Pact, 1985-1991 : disintegration and dissolution / Matěj Bílý.
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2023.
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ix, 478 pages ; 25 cm.
"This book analyzes the last phase of the Warsaw Pact, based on unusually large-scale archival research conducted in many countries. Focussing on the changes in the organization's functioning after Mikhail Gorbachev came to power in the Soviet Union, the author examines the role played by the Warsaw Pact in the final stages of the Cold War, as well as exploring the deepening conflicts between individual member states which resulted from the changing international situation and Gorbachev's initiatives to reform the East European state-socialist dictatorships. The book argues that the causes of the rapid dissolution of the Warsaw Pact in the early 1990s were due to many complicated factors, not simply the collapse of communist power in Eastern Europe, factors such as the loss from early in the second half of the 1980s of important internal ties and the failure to create new ties, disputes between individual member states, and the questioning of the overall legitimacy of the organization, which was indispensable for its effective functioning. The book also highlights the impact of external pressures and developments on the international scene. Overall, the book reveals how an apparently robust and solid multilateral organization can so quickly and unexpectedly disappear"-- Provided by publisher.
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Online version: Bílý, Matěj. Warsaw Pact, 1985-1991- disintegration and dissolution Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2023
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Routledge studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe.
Routledge studies in the history of Russia and Eastern Europe
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Warsaw Treaty Organization from 1955 until 1985
Part I: Changes of the Warsaw Pact in the Gorbachev Era
New Vision for the Warsaw Pact and Changes in Its Mechanisms
The Romanian Issue After 1985
Military Framework of the Warsaw Pact Between 1985 and 1989
Attempts at an Institutional Reform
Part II: The Warsaw Pact in International Relations
Discussion on Economic Cooperation Under the Aegis of the Alliance
Role of the Warsaw Pact on International Scene
Reconsidering of Armament Policy
Changes of Military Doctrine in the Second Half of the 1980s
The Warsaw Pact and Disarmament Talks
Part III: Disintegration of the Alliance
Gorbachev's Reforms and Disruption of Cohesion
Discussion on the Human Rights
The End of the Warsaw Pact.

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