When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

Tower Center Senior Fellow Jeffrey A. Engel wrote that the collapse of the Soviet Union was the greatest shock to international affairs since World War II. In that perilous moment, Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and regimes throughout Eastern Europe and Asia teetered between democratic change and new authoritarian rule. President Bush faced a world in turmoil that might easily have tipped into an epic crisis. Read more here.