Beyond the Post-Cold War Era
Between 1989 and 1991, the strategic map of Eurasia altered dramatically as broad swathes of territory reopened to international markets after a long period of enclosure behind communist walls. Demand for conventional military forces declined as NATO’s front-line confrontation with the countries of the Warsaw Pact disappeared. The two largest nuclear powers – the United States and the Russian Federation – could agree that they possessed superfluous nuclear weapons.
Date 11 / 2020