A great piece of scholarship on this particular area. Although this is an area covered by a plethora of other works, Halliday manages to cover areas often neglected. U.S Domestic policy as a spur to the renewal of the Cold War during the 1980s is covered, especxially the rise of the hardline right wing agenda in the American spehe. The Soviet role is also extensively analysed, their rise nuclear parity and the erosion of American economic and military superiority over ideological and military adversaries. A great read as well, rarely dull and easy to comprehend and put into the broader context. A classic.