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The Emergence of Détente in Europe Brandt, Kennedy and the Formation of Ostpolitik

The Emergence of Détente in Europe: Brandt, Kennedy and the Formation of Ostpolitik

1st Edition

By Arne Hofmann
June 29, 2009

This book examines the key relationship between Willy Brandt (the former Mayor of West Berlin and future West German Chancellor) and the administration of President John F. Kennedy. Arne Hofmann focuses on the administration’s influence on the development of Brandt’s ‘policy of small steps’ and ...

The Cold War in the Middle East Regional Conflict and the Superpowers 1967-73

The Cold War in the Middle East: Regional Conflict and the Superpowers 1967-73

1st Edition

Edited By Nigel J. Ashton
March 05, 2009

This edited volume re-assesses the relationship between the United States, the Soviet Union and key regional players in waging and halting conflict in the Middle East between 1967 and 1973. These were pivotal years in the Arab-Israeli conflict, with the effects still very much in evidence today. ...

The European Community and the Crises of the 1960s Negotiating the Gaullist Challenge

The European Community and the Crises of the 1960s: Negotiating the Gaullist Challenge

1st Edition

By N. Piers Ludlow
September 21, 2007

A new and detailed study of the European Community's development between 1963 and 1969, with a special focus on the struggle between France and its EC partners over the purpose, structure and membership of the emerging European Community. On all three, French President Charles de Gaulle held ...

Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64 Changing Alliances

Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64: Changing Alliances

1st Edition

By Mari Olsen
January 30, 2006

This new book analyzes how the Soviet leadership evaluated developments in Soviet-Vietnamese relations in the years from 1949 to 1964. Focusing on how Soviet leaders actually perceived China’s role in Vietnam relative to the Soviet role, it shows how these perceptions influenced the...

The Third Indochina War Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79

The Third Indochina War: Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79

1st Edition

Edited By Odd Arne Westad, Sophie Quinn-Judge
June 23, 2006

This new collection explores the origins and key issues of the Third Indochina War, which began in 1979. Drawing on unique documentation from all sides, leading contributors reinterpret and demystify the long-term and immediate causes of the Vietnamese-Cambodian and Sino-Vietnamese ...

Across the Blocs Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History

Across the Blocs: Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History

1st Edition

Edited By Patrick Major, Rana Mitter
February 20, 2004

This book asks the reader to reassess the Cold War not just as superpower conflict and high diplomacy, but as social and cultural history. It makes cross-cultural comparisons of the socio cultural aspects of the Cold War across the East/West block divide, dealing with issues including broadcasting,...

The Last Decade of the Cold War From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation

The Last Decade of the Cold War: From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation

1st Edition

Edited By Olav Njolstad
May 18, 2004

The 1980s was a period of almost unprecedented rivalry and tension between the two main actors in the East-West conflict, the United States and the Soviet Union. Why and how that conflict first escalated and thereafter, in an amazingly swift process, was reversed and brought to its peaceful ...

Europe, Cold War and Coexistence, 1955-1965

Europe, Cold War and Coexistence, 1955-1965

1st Edition

Edited By WILFRED LOTH
February 05, 2004

This title examines the role of the Europeans in the Cold War during the 'Khrushchev Era'. It was a period marked by the struggle for a regulated co-existence in a world of blocs, an initial arrangement to find a temporary arrangement failed due to German desires to quickly overcome the status quo....

British and American Anti-communism Before the Cold War

British and American Anti-communism Before the Cold War

1st Edition

By Markku Ruotsila
June 01, 2001

This work examines in a comparative historical way the socialist, liberal and conservative strands of Anglo-American anticommunist thought before the Cold War. In so doing, this book provides us with an intellectual pre-history of Cold War attitudes and policy positions....

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