Staar, Richard F.

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STAAR, Richard F.

STAAR, Richard F. American, b. 1923. Genres: International relations/ Current affairs, Politics/Government, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Career: Professor of Political Science, Emory University, Atlanta, 1959-69; Sr. Fellow, Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace, Stanford University, CA, 1969-. Ed., Yearbook on International Communist Affairs, 1969-91; U.S. Ambassador to MBFR, Vienna, 1981-83; Visiting Research Professor, Boston University, 1997-99; Visiting Professor of Political Science, Duquesne University, 1999-2000; Distinguished Visiting Professor of Political Science, San Jose State University, 2003. Publications: Poland 1944-1962, 1962; Aspects of Modern Communism, 1968; Communist Regimes in Eastern Europe, 1971, 5th ed., 1988; USSR Foreign Policies after Detente, 1985, 2nd ed., 1987; (co-author) Soviet Military Policies since World War II, 1986; East-Central Europe and the USSR, 1991; Foreign Policies of the Soviet Union, 1991; Transition to Democracy in Poland, 1993, 2nd ed., 1998; The New Military in Russia, 1996; Born under a Lucky Star: Reminiscences, 2002. EDITOR: Arms Control: Myth versus Reality, 1984; Public Diplomacy: USA versus USSR, 1986; The U.S. and Eastern Europe in the 1990s, 1989.