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The Military Balance in the Cold War US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

The Military Balance in the Cold War: US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

1st Edition

By David Walsh
July 17, 2014

This book examines the impact of American perceptions of the military balance between the United States and the Soviet Union during the key period of 1976-1985. That decade witnessed the decline of the US-Soviet détente and the resurgence of superpower confrontation, often called the ‘Second Cold ...

Human Rights in Europe during the Cold War

Human Rights in Europe during the Cold War

1st Edition

Edited By Rasmus Mariager, Karl Molin, Kjersti Brathagen
April 18, 2014

This book provides an overview of the establishment, dispersion and effects of human rights in Europe during the Cold War. The struggle for human rights did not begin at the end of the Second World War. For centuries, political associations, religious societies and individuals had been fighting ...

NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc: Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

1st Edition

By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou
May 13, 2014

This book examines the NATO reports on the Soviet bloc's political and economic system, from 1951 to the aftermath of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia and the beginning of detente. As part of the wider history of Cold War Alliances, the detailed assessments of the NATO experts regarding the ...

The Making of Détente Eastern Europe and Western Europe in the Cold War, 1965-75

The Making of Détente: Eastern Europe and Western Europe in the Cold War, 1965-75

1st Edition

Edited By Wilfried Loth, George Soutou
April 28, 2014

Containing essays by leading Cold War scholars, such as Wilfried Loth, Geir Lundestad and Seppo Hentilä, this volume offers a broad-ranging examination of the history of détente in the Cold War. The ten years from 1965 to 1975 marked a deep transformation of the bipolar international system of the...

Mao, Stalin and the Korean War Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s

Mao, Stalin and the Korean War: Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s

1st Edition

By Shen Zhihua
November 08, 2013

This book examines relations between China and the Soviet Union during the 1950s, and provides an insight into Chinese thinking about the Korean War. This volume is based on a translation of Shen Zihua’s best-selling Chinese-language book, which broke the mainland Chinese taboo on publishing ...

Reviewing the Cold War Approaches, Interpretations, Theory

Reviewing the Cold War: Approaches, Interpretations, Theory

1st Edition

Edited By Odd Arne Westad
September 01, 2000

Since the cold war ended, it has become an international field of study, with new material from China, the former Soviet Union and Europe. This volume takes stock of where these new materials have taken us in our understanding of what the cold war was about and how we should study it....

Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the Early Cold War Reconciliation, comradeship, confrontation, 1953-1957

Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the Early Cold War: Reconciliation, comradeship, confrontation, 1953-1957

1st Edition

By Svetozar Rajak
October 03, 2013

This book provides a comprehensive insight into one of the key episodes of the Cold War – the process of reconciliation between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union. At the time, this process had shocked the World as much as the violent break-up of their relations did in 1948. This book provides an ...

Economic Statecraft during the Cold War European Responses to the US Trade Embargo

Economic Statecraft during the Cold War: European Responses to the US Trade Embargo

1st Edition

By Frank Cain
November 01, 2012

Discussing a rarely researched aspect of the Cold War, this volume uses new material to examine how the United States trade embargo on the Soviet Union and communist China severed relationships with Europe, particularly focusing on Great Britain. In the late 1940s, the US government stopped nearly...

The End of the Cold War and The Third World New Perspectives on Regional Conflict

The End of the Cold War and The Third World: New Perspectives on Regional Conflict

1st Edition

Edited By Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Sergey Radchenko
March 21, 2013

This book brings together recent research on the end of the Cold War in the Third World and engages with ongoing debates about regional conflicts, the role of great powers in the developing world, and the role of international actors in conflict resolution. Most of the recent scholarship on the ...

Macmillan, Khrushchev and the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1960

Macmillan, Khrushchev and the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1960

1st Edition

By Kitty Newman
November 01, 2012

This new study casts fresh light on the roles of Harold Macmillan and Nikita Khrushchev and their efforts to achieve a compromise settlement on the pivotal Berlin Crisis. Drawing on previously unseen documents and secret archive material, Kitty Newman demonstrates how the British Prime Minister ...

US Internal Security Assistance to South Vietnam Insurgency, Subversion and Public Order

US Internal Security Assistance to South Vietnam: Insurgency, Subversion and Public Order

1st Edition

By William Rosenau
September 10, 2012

This new study of American support to the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem in South Vietnam illuminates many contemporary events and foreign policies. During the Eisenhower and Kennedy administrations, the United States used foreign police and paramilitary assistance to combat the spread of communist ...

Europe and the End of the Cold War A Reappraisal

Europe and the End of the Cold War: A Reappraisal

1st Edition

Edited By Frédéric Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey, N. Piers Ludlow, Leopoldo Nuti
July 24, 2009

This book seeks to reassess the role of Europe in the end of the Cold War and the process of German unification. Much of the existing literature on the end of the Cold War has focused primarily on the role of the superpowers and on that of the US in particular. This edited volume seeks to re-direct...

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