A Comment on: Collapse – the Fall of the Soviet Union- M. Zubok

A book of Vladislav M. Zubok-2021 -Yale Univ. Press publication.

Interesting and well researched book that covers the deep roots of the fall of the earlier Soviet bloc, the economic issues and the failure to cope with the challenges of the western world. A lot of info that was not known before, especially after the opening of the archival  material and the minutes of the hundreds of meetings of the leaderships in both CSSR, USA & other major actors.  It is mostly needed now to know more about the background and the many ramifications of the ongoing Ukrainian war & to know a lot of realities concerning the Iraq Invasion and how Iraq was sold in return for an awaited economic help package fra USA to Gorbatjov.