Master of Arts (MA)
The end of the 43-year reign of the Cold War in 1990 threw the proverbial "game board" of the world into disarray--tossing game pieces and strategies to the wind. There were no longer any clear-cut objectives in this new gray-tinted world. Countries no longer fell under the mantle of communism or democracy. Since the world was no longer divided between the two superpowers of Russia and the US, the countries of the world could no longer remain isolated entities, interacting only with their compatriots in a familiar atmosphere that pitted East against West. In a nutshell, the end of the Cold War era forced a newly interdependent world to come to terms with the fact that, like it or not, it was now a "global village."
Micha-Killingsworth, Anna, "Influential Cultural Determinants of American Decision-Making in the Foreign Policy Realm" (1995). Capstone Collection. 1128.