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U.S.-West European relations during the Reagan Years

Steven K. Smith

U.S.-West European relations during the Reagan Years

the perspective of West European publics

by Steven K. Smith

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Europe,
  • United States,
  • Europe.
    • Subjects:
    • Public opinion -- Europe.,
    • Europe -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe.,
    • United States -- Foreign public opinion, European.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references and index.

      StatementSteven K. Smith and Douglas A. Wertman.
      ContributionsWertman, Douglas A.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD1065.U5 S66 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 318 p. ;
      Number of Pages318
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1544452M
      ISBN 100312068387
      LC Control Number91023539

      This book not only paints a vivid portrait of a momentous historical turning point, it also illuminates dynamics that continue to shape our world even now. There is no better introduction to the Reagan years. Joseph A. McCartin, Georgetown University A thoughtful analysis that will annoy and please readers on both sides of the aisle. Kirkus Reviews. EUROPE AND THE REAGAN YEARS 29 geopolitics. For this reason they are remarkably dependent on the workings of the American system, and the character of the man it places in the White House. II The Europeans favor a strong president: that is, a man strong enough in himself, and in his relations with Congress, to accept.

      During the years covered in the book, Reagan was governor of California in and and a presidential aspirant in and , when he failed to wrest his party’s nomination from Gerald Ford. Perlstein states that the book is “a sort of biography of Ronald Reagan.”. Western and Eastern Europe - Tomasz Blusiewicz (Harvard), “Reagan and Poland’s Solidarity Movement” - Elizabeth C. Charles and James Graham Wilson (U.S. Department of State), “Reagan and the Soviets, January – January ” - Susan Colbourn (Toronto), “Transatlantic Relations, the “Nuclear Cowboy,” and the Fight over.

      Reagan Collection In the s, the Cold War was going strong and was made worse by events such as the death of three Soviet leaders in a span of three years, the Soviet shootdown of a Korean airliner, and the USSR's support for Communist governments and movements in Afghanistan and Central America.   The histories and memoirs of Soviet-American relations during the Reagan years, such as the books by Matlock and Secretary of State George P. Shultz, give short shrift to Massie.


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Using extensive survey data, the authors examine the major issues which dominated US-West European relations during the Reagan years.

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[Steven K Smith; Douglas A Wertman] -- Using extensive survey data, very little of which had been previously reported in the public arena, the authors examine the major issues which dominated U.S.-West European relations U.S.-West European relations during the Reagan Years book the Reagan.

About this book. Introduction. Using extensive survey data, the authors examine the major issues which dominated US-West European relations during the Reagan years.

These include security issues, terrorism, economic relations, superpower relations, and American and Soviet images. Using extensive survey data, the authors examine the major issues which dominated US-West European relations during the Reagan years.

These include security issues, terrorism, economic relations, superpower relations, and American and Soviet images. Author of One Hundred Years of Service Through Community, U.

West European Relations During The Reagan Years, and Criminal Victimization And Perceptions Of Community Safety In 12 Cities, /5. In the last two years, indeed, a strong feeling has developed in Europe that the Soviet Union, after engaging in an acquisitive offensive throughout the s, has been slowly but surely turned toward the defensive during the Reagan years, and in part at least as a result of U.S.

policies. Ronald Reagan - Ronald Reagan - Relations with the Soviet Union: Reagan’s militant anticommunism, combined with his penchant for harsh anti-Soviet rhetoric, was one of many factors that contributed to a worsening of relations with the Soviet Union in the first years of his presidency.

At his first press conference as president, Reagan audaciously questioned the legitimacy of the Soviet. Abstract. Economic issues play an increasingly important role in international affairs, especially among the industrialised countries.

1 Within Europe, the 12 member European Community plays a key role: the EC countries have a Common Agricultural Policy; are represented by the EC as one in GATT negotiations; and have a joint mechanism, in which most EC members participate, for stabilising.

Several European leaders have questioned whether harsh remarks by Mr. Reagan and Mr. Haig in their first few weeks in office about the Soviet Union can serve a constructive purpose. Reagan was the presidential candidate who began the tradition of Republican presidential aspirants paying respectful pilgrimage to Bob Jones University, which was a segregationist university in South Carolina.

Reagan had been against every civil rights law passed by Congress and signed by presidents from the s onward. During these years the specter of a nuclear war between the superpowers receded as the Cold War ended swiftly, nearly entirely peacefully, and on U.S.

terms. Gorbachev, Reagan, and Bush in New York City, December This is “The Reagan and Bush Years, –”, chapter 13 from the book United States History, Volume 2 (v. For details on it (including licensing), click here.

This book is licensed under a Creative Commons by-nc-sa license. During Reagan’s last year in office the African American poverty rate stood at %, as opposed to % for whites.

Black unemployment remained double that of whites throughout the decade. Bythe median income for black families was $21, 42% below white households. The Reagan Era or Age of Reagan is a periodization of recent American history used by historians and political observers to emphasize that the conservative "Reagan Revolution" led by President Ronald Reagan in domestic and foreign policy had a lasting impact.

It overlaps with what political scientists call the Sixth Party tions of the Reagan Era universally include the s. Like many popular two-term presidents, Reagan’s legacy became a political tool as early as the presidential election, when George H.W.

Bush’s status as. The foreign policy of the Ronald Reagan administration was the foreign policy of the United States from to The main goal was winning the Cold War and the rollback of Communism—which was achieved in Eastern Europe in and in the end of the Soviet Union in Historians debate whom to credit, and how much.

They agree that victory in the Cold War made the U.S. the world's only. Media Relations, Office of: Staff Assistant, Media Relations, Office of: Special Assistant to the President and Director of Media Relations, MATLOCK, JACK F. European and Soviet Affairs Directorate, NSC: Special Assistant to the President and.

A European Perspective on the Reagan Years. By Michael Howard America and the World the year saw relations between the governments of the United States and its European allies reach a nadir for which it would be difficult to find an equal—the Suez crisis of excepted—during the whole of the postwar period.

President Reagan's tenure marked a time of expanded economic prosperity for many Americans. The misery index sank to from a high ofthe greatest improvement record for a President since Harry S.

Truman left office. In terms of American households, the percentage of total households making less than $10, a year (in real dollars) shrunk from % in to % in while. In this view, the Reagan administration’s hardline policies were an impediment to ending the Cold War.

The president’s virulent anti-Communism, his belligerent rhetoric, SDI, and the military buildup combined to make it more difficult for Gorbachev to pursue improved relations with the West. About the Book Author. Steve Wiegand is an award-winning political journalist and history writer.

Over a year career, he worked as a reporter and columnist at the San Diego Evening Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and Sacramento Bee. He is the author or coauthor of seven books dealing with various aspects of U.S.

and world history.Information Agency. During the s, each worked for five years in USIA's Office of Research. They have co-authored U.S.- West European Relations During the Reagan Years; The Perspective of West European Publics, recently published in Britain by Macmillan and in the United States by St.

Martin's. Measuring Electoral Change: Look Before You. As some Western European televison networks broadcast the inauguration live, newspapers weighed the Reagan years, judged them favorable on balance and dwelled in detail on the problems facing Mr.