Ronald Reagan rose to power during the time when détente, the easing of East-West
relations was drawing close amid increasing cold war tension. Reagan, however, held strong ant-
détente opinions hence a big contrast between his approach and the detente statecraft. Cold war
used strategies such as propaganda, supporting enemies of an enemy country as well as other
indirect methods of attack such as economic sanctions and sabotage. Reagan, on the other hand,
used arms race and futile methods such as strategic defense initiative, an anti-missile system in
space, offensive and military spending. In my opinion, the end of the Cold War can be attributed
to Reagan's strategy. He used a confrontation approach as was described by The Soviet Union
his initiation of anti-missile system strategy aimed at neutralizing. Soviet missiles worked
wonders since it reduced The Soviet Union’s attacks. The Soviet Union was surprised by his
aggressiveness that failed to economically meet Reagan's escalating arms race leading to the
collapse and ultimate end of Cold War.
Lessons learned by diplomats and leaders from the mistakes following World War I as they
planned for postwar settlement?
World War I brought the world's attention to different leadership and diplomatic
mistakes. It is thus from these mistakes that leaders and diplomats alike learned lessons which
they consequently used in the postwar settlements. Firstly, they discovered that Shared Interests
could be overwhelmed by other considerations. Secondly, Health is a critical issue in leadership.
Institutions can be most vulnerable at the moment when they are generally accepted as
Consequently, they learned that management dysfunction could consume legitimacy, war
aims and consequences were poorly communicated. Other lessons include; the victors wrongly
projected their post-war views of the catastrophe, the fog of war are lethal, and history does not