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  1. The Globalization of the Cold War

    Diplomacy and Local Confrontation, 1975-85

    Edited by Max Guderzo, Bruna Bagnato

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Britain, Germany and the Cold War

    The Search for a European Détente 1949–1967

    By R. Gerald Hughes

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Iran-Iraq War

    New International Perspectives

    Edited by Nigel Ashton, Bryan Gibson

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Military Balance in the Cold War

    US Perceptions and Policy, 1976-85

    By David Walsh

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published July 17th 2014 by Routledge

  5. NATO and Western Perceptions of the Soviet Bloc

    Alliance Analysis and Reporting, 1951-69

    By Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published May 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Making of Détente

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

    Edited by Wilfried Loth, George Soutou

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Human Rights in Europe during the Cold War

    Edited by Rasmus Mariager, Karl Molin, Kjersti Brathagen

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published April 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. International Summitry and Global Governance

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

    Edited by Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol, Federico Romero

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Mao, Stalin and the Korean War

    Trilateral Communist Relations in the 1950s

    By Shen Zhihua

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the Early Cold War

    Reconciliation, comradeship, confrontation, 1953-1957

    By Svetozar Rajak

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published October 7th 2013 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Critical Reappraisal
    Edited by Len Scott, R. Gerald Hughes
    To Be Published March 31st 2015
  2. The European Community and Eastern Europe in the Cold War: Overcoming the East-West divide
    By Angela Romano
    To Be Published June 30th 2015

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