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  1. Soviet-Vietnam Relations and the Role of China 1949-64

    Changing Alliances

    By Mari Olsen

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published January 30th 2009 by Routledge

  2. The European Community and the Crises of the 1960s

    Negotiating the Gaullist Challenge

    By N. Piers Ludlow

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published September 21st 2007 by Routledge

  3. 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 20th 2007 by Routledge

  4. 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 April 19th 2007 by Routledge

  5. The Third Indochina War

    Conflict between China, Vietnam and Cambodia, 1972-79

    Edited by Odd Arne Westad, Sophie Quinn-Judge

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published June 23rd 2006 by Routledge

  6. Reinterpreting the End of the Cold War

    Issues, Interpretations, Periodizations

    By Silvio Pons, Federico Romero

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published December 9th 2004 by Routledge

  7. The Last Decade of the Cold War

    From Conflict Escalation to Conflict Transformation

    Edited by Olav Njolstad

    Series: Cold War History

    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...

    Published April 8th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Across the Blocs

    Exploring Comparative Cold War Cultural and Social History

    Edited by Patrick Major, Rana Mitter

    Series: Cold War History

    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,...

    Published February 19th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Europe, Cold War and Coexistence, 1955-1965

    Edited by WILFRED LOTH

    Series: Cold War History

    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....

    Published February 5th 2004 by Routledge

  10. British and American Anti-communism Before the Cold War

    By Markku Ruotsila

    Series: Cold War History

    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....

    Published June 1st 2001 by Routledge