Superpower Relations and the End of the Cold War

Research design to determine change in U.S.-Soviet attitudes & relations.

This research develops a design to test an hypothesis related to the effects on relations between the great powers of the conclusion of the Cold War. The findings of this research are presented within the contexts of (1) hypothesis formulation, (2) independent variables and justifications for their use, (3) research design, and (4) predictions of the outcomes of testing the hypothesis.

Research Hypothesis
The end of the Cold War also marked an end to the bipolar character of international relations that existed for 50 years (Hyland, 1990, p. 5). During this 50 year period, international relations was…