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European Socialist Regimes' Fateful Engagement with the West National Strategies in the Long 1970s

European Socialist Regimes' Fateful Engagement with the West: National Strategies in the Long 1970s

1st Edition

Angela Romano, Federico Romero
September 15, 2020

This edited volume analyses European socialist countries’ strategy of engagement with the West and the European Economic Community in the long 1970s. The book focuses on a time when the socialist regimes of Central and Eastern Europe banked their hopes for prosperity and stability on enhanced ...

US Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War in Africa A Bridge between Global Conflict and the New World Order, 1988-1994

US Foreign Policy and the End of the Cold War in Africa: A Bridge between Global Conflict and the New World Order, 1988-1994

1st Edition

Flavia Gasbarri
May 14, 2020

This book investigates the end of the Cold War in Africa and its impact on post-Cold War US foreign policy in the continent. The fall of the Berlin Wall is widely considered the end of the Cold War; however, it documents just one of the many "ends", since the Cold War was a global conflict. This ...

The Greek Junta and the International System A Case Study of Southern European Dictatorships, 1967-74

The Greek Junta and the International System: A Case Study of Southern European Dictatorships, 1967-74

1st Edition

Antonis Klapsis, Constantine Arvanitopoulos, Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, Effie G. H. Pedaliu
February 21, 2020

This book examines the international dimensions of the Greek military dictatorship of 1967 to 1974 and uses it as a case study to evaluate the major shifts occurring in the international system during a period of rapid change. The policies of the major nation-states in both East and West were ...

Secrecy, Public Relations and the British Nuclear Debate How the UK Government Learned to Talk about the Bomb, 1970-83

Secrecy, Public Relations and the British Nuclear Debate: How the UK Government Learned to Talk about the Bomb, 1970-83

1st Edition

Daniel Salisbury
February 13, 2020

This book constitutes an original archival history of government secrecy, public relations and the debate surrounding nuclear weapons in Britain from 1970 to 1983. The book contrasts the secrecy and near-silence of the Heath, Wilson and Callaghan governments on nuclear issues in the 1970s with the ...

America and Romania in the Cold War A Differentiated Détente, 1969-80

America and Romania in the Cold War: A Differentiated Détente, 1969-80

1st Edition

Paschalis Pechlivanis
April 24, 2019

This book examines the US foreign policy of differentiation towards the socialist regimes of Eastern Europe as it was implemented by various administrations towards Ceausescu’s Romania from 1969 to 1980. Drawing from multi-archival research from both US and Romanian sources, this is the first ...

Origins of the North Korean Garrison State The People’s Army and the Korean War

Origins of the North Korean Garrison State: The People’s Army and the Korean War

1st Edition

Youngjun Kim
January 03, 2019

This book investigates the origins of the North Korean garrison state by examining the development of the Korean People’s Army and the legacies of the Korean War. Despite its significance, there are very few books on the Korean People’s Army with North Korean primary sources being difficult to ...

The Trilateral Commission and Global Governance Informal Elite Diplomacy, 1972-82

The Trilateral Commission and Global Governance: Informal Elite Diplomacy, 1972-82

1st Edition

Dino Knudsen
September 10, 2018

This book provides the first analysis of the Trilateral Commission and its role in global governance and contemporary diplomacy. In 1973, David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski founded the Trilateral Commission. Involving highly influential people from business and politics in the US, ...

International Summitry and Global Governance The rise of the G7 and the European Council, 1974-1991

International Summitry and Global Governance: The rise of the G7 and the European Council, 1974-1991

1st Edition

Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Federico Romero
August 23, 2018

This volume is the first detailed study of the emergence of regular and frequent heads of government meetings (summits), covering the period from the mid-1970s to the early 1990s. Summit meetings of heads of government have become 'banal' in today's world. Yet they are a relatively recent practice ...

Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship

Churchill and the Anglo-American Special Relationship

1st Edition

Alan P. Dobson, Steve Marsh
July 30, 2018

This book examines Winston Churchill’s role in the creation and development of the Anglo–American special relationship. Drawing together world leading and emergent scholars, this volume offers a critical celebration of Churchill’s contribution to establishing the Anglo–American special relationship...

The Diplomacy of Détente Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz

The Diplomacy of Détente: Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz

1st Edition

Stephan Kieninger
June 01, 2018

This book investigates the underlying reasons for the longevity of détente and its impact on East–West relations. The volume examines the relevance of trade across the Iron Curtain as a means to facilitate mutual trust, as well as the emergence of new habits of transparency regardless of recurring ...

New Perspectives on the End of the Cold War Unexpected Transformations?

New Perspectives on the End of the Cold War: Unexpected Transformations?

1st Edition

Bernhard Blumenau, Jussi M. Hanhimäki, Barbara Zanchetta
February 12, 2018

This collection of essays makes a significant contribution to the historiography of the end of the Cold War. Research on the causes and consequences of the end of the Cold War is constantly growing. Initially, it was dominated by fairly simplistic, and often politically motivated, debates ...

German Reunification A Multinational History

German Reunification: A Multinational History

1st Edition

Frédéric Bozo, Andreas Rödder, Mary Elise Sarotte
January 22, 2018

This book provides a multinational history of German reunification based on empirical work by leading scholars. The reunification of Germany in 1989-90 was one of the most unexpected and momentous events of the twentieth century. Embedded within the wider process of the end of the Cold War, it ...

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