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Helsinki Revisited : A Key U.S. Negotiator's Memoirs on the Development of the CSCE into the OSCE
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The Helsinki Final Act of 1975 set in motion the legitimate, peaceful redrawing of national boundaries in many postcommunist countries--a triumph for pluralist democracy, the market economy, and personal freedom. Today, this policy serves as a diplomatic template for the proper handling of the current situation in Ukraine and crises in other regions of the former Soviet Union. A senior U.S. diplomat who operated at the center of these negotiations, John J. Maresca presents in this volume his personal recollections of the Helsinki Accords and the events that resulted in subsequent agreements.