Journal Article - International Security

We All Fall Down: The Dismantling of the Warsaw Pact and the End of the Cold War in Eastern Europe

    Author:
  • Simon Miles
| Winter 2023/24

Summary

New evidence from Czech, German, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian archives shows that at the end of the Cold War, Eastern European policymakers resolved to destroy the Warsaw Pact that bound them to the Soviet Union in order to align with Western Europe. They sought security and wanted to hedge against a hard-line takeover in the Soviet Union; but their primary aim was to reap the West’s economic benefits. 

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For Academic Citation:

Simon Miles, "We All Fall Down: The Dismantling of the Warsaw Pact and the End of the Cold War in Eastern Europe," International Security, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Winter 2023/24), pp. 5185.

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