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How the Cold War Was Won and Lost

The current crisis with Saddam Hussein's Iraq highlights the timeliness of William T. Lee's expertise. Russia has again begun to assert its influence in the Gulf region, and the U.S. and its allies must take a fresh look at Russian military power.

Lee is one of a handful of intelligence analysts who have monitored Soviet and Russian military and economic affairs since 1951 when he began work with the Central Intelligence Agency. He has been doing threat analyses and forecasting of both the People's Republic of China and Soviet/Russian strategic forces. Lee's estimates of Soviet defense expenditures are the only Western estimates to be corroborated by Soviet sources. Lee's book Soviet Military Policy Since World War II (1986) was translated into Chinese by the government of the People's Republic of China. His most recent book, The ABM Treaty Charade: A Study in Elite Illusion and Delusion (1997), was published last year.

The Athenaeum and the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies invite you to join us for this informative presentation.