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  1. The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War

    Calling the Tune?

    By Hugh Wilford

    Series: Studies in Intelligence

    Shortly after it was founded in 1947, the CIA launched a secret effort to win the Cold War allegiance of the British left. Hugh Wilford traces the story of this campaign from its origins in Washington DC to its impact on Labour Party politicians, trade unionists, and Bloomsbury intellectuals...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Brussels and North Atlantic Treaties, 1947-1949

    Documents on British Policy Overseas, Series I, Volume X

    Edited by Tony Insall, Patrick Salmon

    Series: Whitehall Histories

    This volume documents the drafting, negotiation and signature of the treaty that has been the cornerstone of European defence for the past sixty-five years: the North Atlantic Treaty signed in April 1949. The story begins at the end of 1947, when the British Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin,...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Southern Flank in Crisis, 1973-1976

    Series III, Volume V: Documents on British Policy Overseas

    Edited by Keith Hamilton, Patrick Salmon

    Series: Whitehall Histories

    A fascinating collection of British foreign policy documents covering reactions in Whitehall to political change and revolution in the Mediterranean basin from 1973 to 1976. This volume contains many previously unpublished documents, including Joint Intelligence Committee papers, which cast new...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Routledge Handbook of the Cold War

    Edited by Artemy M. Kalinovsky, Craig Daigle

    This new Handbook offers a wide-ranging overview of current scholarship on the Cold War, with essays from many leading scholars. The field of Cold War history has consistently been one of the most vibrant in the field of international studies. Recent scholarship has added to our understanding of...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 21st 2014 by Routledge