Moscow’s dual foreign policy: Soviet ideologized foreign policy and the pursuit of all-European collective security 1954-1989

Zaharieva, Ioana (2016) Moscow’s dual foreign policy: Soviet ideologized foreign policy and the pursuit of all-European collective security 1954-1989. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

The dissertation argues that from the 1950s to the late 1980s, the Soviet Union pursued two often contradictory foreign policies in Europe– one, ideologized foreign policy, Moscow’s commitment to which will be explored though case studies, and another policy of peaceful coexistence exemplified by the Soviet long-term campaign for all-European collective security system. Moscow often had to prioritize one policy over the other and was not totally committed to either. I demonstrate that in the early 1980s, with the fall of détente and the eruption of the Polish crisis, the two policies became incompatible and the Soviets were forced to choose between the two, which ultimately contributed to the end of the Cold War.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Soviet Union, Soviet foreign policy, European Collective Security, Common European Home, Cold War, Hungarian Revolution, Polish October, Prague Spring, Polish Crisis, 1989 Peaceful Revolutions, Gorbachev, Brezhnev, Khrushchev, Molotov, Litvinov, Warsaw Pact, NATO
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DK Russia. Soviet Union. Former Soviet Republics
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Marshall, Dr. Alexander
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Ioana Zaharieva
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7216
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2016 08:57
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 15:18
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7216

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