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The Soviet Victory That Never Was

by Nikolas K. Gvosdev from Foreign Affairs Could the Soviet Union have won its war in Afghanistan? Today, the victory of the anti-Soviet mujahideen seems preordained as part of the West’s ultimate triumph in the Cold War. To suggest that an alternative outcome was possible — and that the United States has something to learn from the [...]
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Empire Falls: The Revolutions of 1989

by Ronald Grigor Suny from The Nation The end of the story was gruesome–a spray of bullets and a splattering of blood on a wall in central Romania. On Christmas Day 1989, after a hastily arranged trial before a kangaroo court, the deposed Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife, Elena, were executed by a firing squad. [...]
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Thatcher, Gorbachev, Bush: read the secret Kremlin records

Remarkable cache of official transcripts of conversations which show the then Prime Minister’s hostility towards a united Germany Note by Anatoly Chernyaev on conclusions from the Conference for International Policy. March 10 1986: excerpt (…) Shouldn’t we actually thoroughly consider whether we could mount this whole ‘German-German question’ in such a way so it benefits the socialist community, socialism [...]
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