The Death of Détente?

  title={The Death of D{\'e}tente?},
  author={Dimitri K. Simes},
  journal={International Security},
  pages={25 - 3}
  • Dimitri K. Simes
  • Published 22 January 1980
  • Political Science
  • International Security
The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan signified the end of an era in the U.S.-Soviet relationship. The superpowers, having been on a collision course for a number of years, had become so mutually disillusioned that the crisis over Afghanistan was probably perceived as a blessing of sorts by a number of officials in both Washington and Moscow. After prolonged suffering, the patient known as detente had finally passed away, and there would be no need for further artificial life support treatment. In… 
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