The Cold War Is Dead! Long Live the Cold War!

  • Hall GardnerEmail author


This chapter sets forth the basic themes of the book: (1) the post-breakdown of the collaborative aspects of the Cold War US–Soviet “double-containment”; (2) the risks of Russian backlash and US/NATO hypertrophy; (3) the collapse of the Cold War theory of mutual assured destruction (MAD) which claimed that mutual fears of total nuclear annihilation would prevent war between nuclear powers.

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  1. 1.International and Comparative PoliticsAmerican University of ParisParisFrance

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