Cold War History

Series Editors: Michael Cox, Odd Arne Westad

  • The European Community and Eastern Europe in the Cold War

    Overcoming the East-West divide

    By Angela Romano

    This book is an historical investigation into the role of the European Community in the overcoming of the East-West divide during the Cold War. Making use of recently released primary sources from a broad range of European and U.S. archives, the work reveals the ability of the EC and its…

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
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  • The Trilateral Commission and Global Governance

    Informal Elite Diplomacy, 1972-82

    By Dino Knudsen

    Based on extensive archival research, this book moves beyond anecdotal accounts of elite networks and provides the first 'inside view' of the Trilateral Commission. The author shows how David Rockefeller and Zbigniew Brzezinski initiated the Commission in the early 1970s out of fear that…

    Hardback – 2016-01-31 
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  • Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War

    Between or Within the Blocs?

    Edited by Sandra Bott, Jussi M. Hanhimaki, Janick Schaufelbuehl, Marco Wyss

    This book sheds new light on the foreign policies, roles, and positions of neutral states and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the global Cold War. The volume places the neutral states and the NAM in the context of the Cold War and demonstrates the links between the East, the West, and the…

    Hardback – 2016-01-11 
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  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    A Critical Reappraisal

    Edited by Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes

    This volume brings together a collection of leading international experts to revisit and review our understanding of the Cuban Missile Crisis, via a critical reappraisal of some of the key texts. In October 1962, humankind came close to the end of its history. The risk of catastrophe is now…

    Hardback – 2015-04-20
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  • The Globalization of the Cold War

    Diplomacy and Local Confrontation, 1975-85

    Edited by Max Guderzo, Bruna Bagnato

    This book focuses on the globalisation of the Cold War in the years 1975-85, highlighting the transformation from bipolar US-Soviet competition to global confrontation. Offering a detailed analysis of this fundamental shift that occurred during this period, as well as the interconnections of this…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • Britain, Germany and the Cold War

    The Search for a European Détente 1949–1967

    By R. Gerald Hughes

    This well-researched book details the ambiguity in British policy towards Europe in the Cold War as it sought to pursue détente with the Soviet Union whilst upholding its commitments to its NATO allies. From the early 1950s, Britain pursued a dual policy of strengthening the West whilst seeking…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • The Iran-Iraq War

    New International Perspectives

    Edited by Nigel Ashton, Bryan Gibson

    This volume offers a wide-ranging examination of the Iran–Iraq War (1980–88), featuring fresh regional and international perspectives derived from recently available new archival material. Three decades ago Iran and Iraq became embroiled in a devastating eight-year war which served to re-define the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
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  • The Military Balance in the Cold War

    US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

    By David Walsh

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-07-17
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  • NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc

    Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

    By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-05-21
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  • The Making of Détente

    Eastern Europe and Western Europe in the Cold War, 1965-75

    Edited by Wilfried Loth, George Soutou

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-04-28
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  • Human Rights in Europe during the Cold War

    Edited by Rasmus Mariager, Karl Molin, Kjersti Brathagen

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-04-22
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  • International Summitry and Global Governance

    The rise of the G7 and the European Council, 1974-1991

    Edited by Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Federico Romero

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-02-18
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  • Mao, Stalin and the Korean War

    Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s

    By Shen Zhihua

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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  • Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the Early Cold War

    Reconciliation, comradeship, confrontation, 1953-1957

    By Svetozar Rajak

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
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  • The End of the Cold War and The Third World

    New Perspectives on Regional Conflict

    Edited by Artemy Kalinovsky, Sergey Radchenko

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-03-15
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  • Macmillan, Khrushchev and the Berlin Crisis, 1958-1960

    By Kitty Newman

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-02
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  • Economic Statecraft during the Cold War

    European Responses to the US Trade Embargo

    By Frank Cain

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-11-02
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  • US Internal Security Assistance to South Vietnam

    Insurgency, Subversion and Public Order

    By William Rosenau

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-09-13
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  • Cold War in Southern Africa

    White Power, Black Liberation

    Edited by Sue Onslow

    This edited volume examines the complexities of the Cold War in Southern Africa and uses a range of archives to develop a more detailed understanding of the impact of the Cold War environment upon the processes of political change. In the aftermath of European decolonization, the struggle between…

    Paperback – 2012-03-29
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  • Greece and the Cold War

    Front Line State, 1952-1967

    By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

    This is the first study to present a comprehensive analysis of Greek foreign and internal policy during the Cold War, covering the key period from the country’s accession to NATO in 1952 until the imposition of the colonels’ dictatorship in 1967. Clearly divided into three parts: 1952-…

    Paperback – 2011-11-16
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  • The Crisis of Détente in Europe

    From Helsinki to Gorbachev 1975-1985

    Edited by Leopoldo Nuti

    This edited volume is the first detailed exploration of the last phase of the Cold War, taking a critical look at the crisis of détente in Europe in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The transition from détente to a new phase of harsh confrontation and severe crises is an interesting, indeed crucial,…

    Paperback – 2010-09-30
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  • The Baltic Question during the Cold War

    Edited by John Hiden, Vahur Made, David J. Smith

    This edited volume presents a comprehensive analysis of the ‘Baltic question’, which arose within the context of the Cold War, and which has previously received little attention. This volume brings together a group of international specialists on the international history of northern Europe. It…

    Paperback – 2009-11-27
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  • European Integration and the Cold War

    Ostpolitik-Westpolitik, 1965-1973

    Edited by N. Piers Ludlow

    This edited volume uses newly released archival material to show linkages between the development of the European Union and the Cold War. Containing essays by well-known Cold War scholars such as Jussi Hanhimaki, Wilfried Loth and Piers Ludlow, the book looks at: France, where neither de Gaulle…

    Paperback – 2009-11-27
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  • Europe and the End of the Cold War

    A Reappraisal

    Edited by Frederic Bozo, Marie-Pierre Rey, N. Piers Ludlow, Leopoldo Nuti

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-07-24
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  • The Emergence of Détente in Europe

    Brandt, Kennedy and the Formation of Ostpolitik

    By Arne Hofmann

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-06-26
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  • The Cold War in the Middle East

    Regional Conflict and the Superpowers 1967-73

    Edited by Nigel J. Ashton

    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.…

    Paperback – 2009-03-05
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  • Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64

    Changing Alliances

    By Mari Olsen

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-01-30
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  • The European Community and the Crises of the 1960s

    Negotiating the Gaullist Challenge

    By N. Piers Ludlow

    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…

    Paperback – 2007-09-21
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  • The Third Indochina War

    Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79

    Edited by Odd Arne Westad, Sophie Quinn-Judge

    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…

    Paperback – 2006-06-23
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  • Reinterpreting the End of the Cold War

    Issues, Interpretations, Periodizations

    By Silvio Pons, Federico Romero

    As the activities of individuals, organizations, and nations increasingly occur in cyberspace, the security of those activities is becoming a growing concern. Political, economic and military leaders must manage and reduce the level of risk associated with threats from hostile states, malevolent…

    Paperback – 2004-12-09
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  • The Last Decade of the Cold War

    From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation

    Edited by Olav Njolstad

    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…

    Paperback – 2004-04-08
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  • Across the Blocs

    Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History

    Edited by Patrick Major, Rana Mitter

    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,…

    Paperback – 2004-02-19
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  • Europe, Cold War and Coexistence, 1955-1965

    Edited by WILFRED LOTH

    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.…

    Paperback – 2004-02-05
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  • British and American Anti-communism Before the Cold War

    By Markku Ruotsila

    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.…

    Paperback – 2001-06-01
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  • Reviewing the Cold War

    Approaches, Interpretations, Theory

    Edited by Odd Arne Westad

    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.…

    Paperback – 2000-09-01
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