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Book Launch: “Exiting the Cold War; Entering a New World”

Kissinger Center professors Kristina Spohr and Mary Sarotte participated in a discussion on the end of the Cold War and the beginning of a new world order to celebrate the launch of  a new book, Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World – edited by Professor Spohr and Professor Daniel Hamilton of the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS. They were joined by Professor Hamilton, Horst Teltschik – the former National Security Advisor to West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, and Philip Zelikow, a key National Security Council Staffer to President H.W. Bush at the time. More information on the event, including a video, is available here
Exiting the Cold War, Entering a New World explores how and why the dangerous yet seemingly durable world order forged during the Cold War collapsed in 1989, and how a new order was improvised out of its ruins. It is an unusual blend of memoirs by senior officials who were directly involved in the decisions of that time, and contributions by scholars who have been able to draw on newly declassified archival sources to revisit this challenging period.