Detente - The Cold War

by Dr Alex Pravda. Produced by Simon Brown, 3rd December 2015

What brought about the era of detente between the Superpowers in the 1970s? In this podcast Dr Alex Pravda of St Antony's College, University of Oxford the impact and significance of the Policy of Detente.

1. What was Detente?
2. Arms control, Treaties and Motives.
3. Trade and economics. Realpolitiks and pragmatism. Nixon and Kissinger Brezhnev.
4. Shifts in the balance of power.
5. Global Detente.
6. Why did Detente decline? Detente: a failed experiment?


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