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Conflicting Images of the USSR: American Career Diplomats and the Balkans, 1944-1946
Hugh De Santis analyzes the conflicting images of the Soviet Union formed by American Foreign Service officers posted in the Balkans and in the State Department between 1944 and 1946. He argues that differing experiences gave rise initially to perceptions of ideological confrontation in the field and of ideological cooperation in Washington. By the winter of 1945-46, however, diplomats in the Department similarly concluded that the United States and Russia were locked in a global struggle of irreconcilable ideologies and endorsed the policy of containment.

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