Corpus ID: 152500668

A long goodbye: The politics and diplomacy of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1980-1992.

  title={A long goodbye: The politics and diplomacy of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, 1980-1992.},
  author={A. Kalinovsky},
This thesis explores the politics and diplomacy of Soviet efforts to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan. Although Soviet leaders began looking for a way out of the conflict soon after the introduction of Soviet troops in December 1979, the war dragged on because Moscow was afraid of the damage that a failure in Afghanistan could do to its reputation as a leader of the communist world and a supporter of national liberation movements in the Third World. Even as Soviet diplomats engaged in… Expand
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