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Dealing with Russia

70 years after the Kennan telegram

In this article from 2016, Willem van Eekelen delves into the story behind the famous ‘Long Telegram’ written in 1946 by diplomat George Kennan. The nineteen-page document assessed the Soviet Union from an American perspective. Kennan saw in the Soviet Union a menacing and threatening empire and his vision had a tremendous impact on how the Soviet Union was viewed in the United States. Van Eekelen also looks at the lesser-known facts about George Kennan, who was, aside from his analysis, often unclear in his exact views and positions.


Willem van Eekelen


2016, Analyses, Geopolitiek, Geopolitics, George Kennan, Long Telegram, Russia, Rusland, Soviet Union, Sovjet-Unie, Amerika, VS, US, United States, Verenigde, Staten, Communisme, Koude Oorlog, Cold War, Communism, AP2-2016

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Dealing with Russia

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