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The Cold War

The Great Powers and their Allies, 2nd Edition

By J.P.D. Dunbabin

Routledge

688 pages

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The Cold War offers a brief but detailed treatment of one of the most complex eras of the 20th Century.

In this fully revised second edition, J.P.D. Dunbabin, drawing on international scholarship and using much new material from communist sources, describes a world in which covert operations could be as important as outright diplomacy, 'soft' power as influential as 'hard', and in which competing ideologies ruled the hearts as much as the heads of the leaders in power.

Dunbabin’s account is global in scope, taking into account the importance of players beyond the superpowers, and shedding light on the proxy conflicts such as those in Africa and the Middle East that, if not caused by the continuing stalemate between the great powers, were used as weapons within it.

Table of Contents

PART ONE: OVERVIEW

1. The Cold war: An Overview

2. The Strategic Dimension of East-West competition

PART TWO: EAST-WEST RELATIONS 1945-1991

3. The Start of the Cold War

4. The Nadir of the Cold War

5. The Kruschev Years – Detentes, Challenges, Crises

6. The Vietnam War and Other Proxy Conflicts of the 1960s and 1970s

7. Détente in Europe

8. The United States, China and the World

9. The rise and fall of Détente in the 1960s and 1970s

10. Tension and the ending of the Cold war in the 1980s

PART THREE: EUROPE WEST AND EAST AND THE SINO-SOCIET SPLIT

11. Western Europe I: The Political Order

12. Western Europe II: France, Germany, Britain, and the USA

13. Western Europe III: The European Union

14. Splits in the Communist World

15. Eastern Europe since 1957

PART FOUR: CONCLUSION

16. Perspectives on the Cold War and its Aftermath

About the Author

J.P.D. Dunbabin, formerly Reader in International Relations at Oxford University, has published over a wide range of topics including British and international history, The League of Nations and the United Nations.

About the Series

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