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Simon Miles

Associate Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
130 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
Office hours Mondays, 2:00pm–3:30pm  

Selected Publications

The Second Cold War: Carter, Reagan, and the Politics of Foreign Policy

Journal Article JOURNAL OF COLD WAR STUDIES · 2022 Cite

What Is at Stake Now: My Appeal for Peace and Freedom

Journal Article RUSSIAN REVIEW · 2021 Cite

The Problems of Perestroika: The KGB and Mikhail Gorbachev's Reforms

Journal Article Slavic Review · January 1, 2021 The KGB and the rest of the Soviet intelligence and policing apparatus are commonly portrayed as having been among the staunchest of conservative opponents to the reform process in the Soviet Union during the latter half of the 1980s. But while key leaders ... Full text Open Access Cite

Engaging the Evil Empire Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War

Book · October 15, 2020 Engaging the Evil Empire covers five critical years of Cold War history when Soviet leaders tried to reduce tensions between the two nations in order to gain economic breathing room and, to ensure domestic political stability, prioritize ... ... Cite

The War Scare That Wasn't: Able Archer 83 and the Myths of the Second Cold War

Journal Article Journal of Cold War Studies · August 2020 Did the Cold War of the 1980s nearly turn hot? Much has been made of the November 1983 Able Archer 83 command-post exercise, which is often described as having nearly precipitated a nuclear war when paranoid Warsaw Pact policymakers suspected that ... Full text Open Access Cite

The Ambassador's Daughters

Journal Article Diplomatic History · April 1, 2020 Full text Cite