Europe and America During the Cold War

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© 2006 – Routledge

276 pages

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Hardback: 9780415398886
pub: 2006-06-26
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About the Book

Complete set

Since 1961 the Adelphi Papers have provided some of the most informed accounts of international and strategic relations. Produced by the world renowned International Institute of Strategic Studies, each paper provides a short account of a subject of topical interest by a leading military figure, policy maker or academic. The project reprints the first forty years of papers, arranged into thematic sets.

The collection as a whole provides a rich and insightful account of international affairs during a period which spans the second half of the Cold War, the fall of the communist bloc and the emergence of a new regime with the United States as the sole superpower.

There is a wealth of global coverage:

  • Four volumes on east and southeast Asia as well as individual volumes on China, Japan and Korea
  • Particular attention is given to the Middle East, with volumes addressing internal sources of instability; geo-politics and the role of the superpowers; the Israel-Palestine conflict; and the Iran-Iraq War and the first Gulf War. There is also a volume on oil and insecurity
  • There are also two volumes on Africa, the site of most of the world’s wars during the period.

The IISS has obviously made a particular contribution to the understanding of military strategy, and this is reflected with material on topics such as urban and guerrilla warfare, nuclear deterrence and the role of information in modern warfare. Volumes on military strategy are complemented by approaches from other disciplines, such as defence economics.

Key selling points:

  • Early papers were only distributed by the IISS and will have achieved limited penetration of the academic market
  • A host of major authors on a range of different subjects (eg Gerald Segal on China, Michael Leifer on Southeast Asia, Sir Lawrence Freidman on the revolution in military affairs, Raymond Vernon on multinationals and defence economics)
  • Individual volumes will have a strong appeal to different markets (eg the volume on defence economics for economists, various volumes for Asian Studies etc)

Table of Contents

1. The Control of Western Strategy 2. The Defence of Western Europe 3. Europe and America in the 1970s. Part I: Between Detente and Confrontation Papers from the IISS 11th Annual Conference (1970) 4. Europe and America in the 1970s. Part II: Society and Power Papers from the ISS 11th Annual Conference (1970) 5. The Impact of Strategic Defences on European–American Relations in the 1990s Stuart Croft (1989) 6. The United States and European Security Paul R. S. Gebhard (1994)

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS027000
HISTORY / Military / General
HIS027130
HISTORY / Military / Other