U.S. Containment Policy In The Cold War: Successes And Failures

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U.S. Containment Policy in the Cold War: Successes and Failures


The term “Containment”, coined by Kennedy in July 1947, characterizes American policy towards the Soviet Union in the post World War II era, comprising a series of attempts to deal with the implications of the Faustian bargain - an idea to curb Soviet attempts to redesign the postwar international order in through communism. In the West, even the concept of a communist world-takeover was enough to send the bells ringing in alarm. Kennedy called for a “long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansion tendencies” (Gaddis, 2005).


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