Us-China Cold War Collaboration: 1971-1989 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) (Paperback)

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Us-China Cold War Collaboration: 1971-1989 (Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia) (Paperback)

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After more than four decades the Cold War ended with the sudden collapse of the Soviet Union. Almost simultaneously China emerged as the new potential disruptor of international stability, with Beijing replacing Moscow as the key source of Western insecurity.

Drawing upon extensive primary resources, Ali questions the logic behind this perception, reflected both in popular and academic literature. Disclosing hitherto unknown aspects of the Soviet Union's disintegration, the text reveals a secret strategic alliance between the USA and China during the Cold War's final decades. Presenting an in-depth analysis of the relationship between the two countries, the book identifies the bases on which the alliance emerged; the growing mutual concern of a 'Soviet threat'.

Using documentation from the three capitals, Ali presents a compelling tale of intrigue and conspiracy at the highest level of the international security system. The text brings a new dimension to the current literature and deepens our understanding of a key aspect of the Cold War - its end.

S. Mahmud Ali works for the BBC World Service and is author of Cold War in the High Himalayas (RoutledgeCurzon, 2000).

Product Details ISBN: 9780415653107
ISBN-10: 041565310X
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: July 13th, 2012
Pages: 296
Language: English
Series: Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia