March 31, 1993
The United States Was the Loser in the Cold War
Who won the cold war? The answer is not as obvious as public debate would make it seem. In fact, the question is better framed, Why did the cold war end?
Scholars have offered various explanations for both the genesis and the ending of the cold war, but the general public discussion has remained over-simplified, a dangerous situation if our policy makers are to avoid in the future some of the mistakes of the past. Scholars must press for a more sophisticated understanding of the costs