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„Експанзията“ на Корпуса на мира в Централна и Източна Европа след края на Студената война
The Peace Corps’ „Expansion” into Central and Eastern Europe after the Еnd of The Cold War

Author(s): Simona Samuilova
Subject(s): History, Cultural history, Diplomatic history, Economic history, History of ideas, Military history, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Present Times (2010 - today), Cold-War History, Post-Communist Transformation
Published by: Национално издателство за образование и наука „Аз-буки“
Keywords: Peace Corps; soft power; USA; Eastern Europe; Central Europe

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the Peace Corps programs in Central and Eastern Europe after the end of the Cold War, based on archive documents. After developing volunteer programs in Asia, Africa and Latin America for 30 years, in the early 1990s, the Peace Corps received a historic chance to expand its activities in the countries of the former Eastern Bloc and help strengthen American influence in the region. The historical reconstruction of the organization’s activities in the different countries makes it possible to outline the main goals of the Peace Corps and to determine its effectiveness as a “tool” of American “soft power”.

  • Issue Year: 28/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 48-59
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Bulgarian