The Cold War and the 1984 Olympic Games

A Soviet-American Surrogate War

  • Authors
  • Philip D’Agati

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 1-13
  3. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 35-56
  4. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 57-78
  5. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 79-94
  6. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 95-111
  7. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 113-128
  8. Philip D’Agati
    Pages 129-147
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 167-197

About this book


The Soviet boycott of the 1984 Olympic Games is explained as the result of a complex series of events and policies that culminated in a strategic decision to not participate in Los Angeles. Using IR framework, D'Agati developes and argues for the concept of surrogate wars as an alternative means for conflict between states.


Cold War conflict history Policy sports Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

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