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Double Agents in the Cold War

On January 14, Dr. Eleni Braat and Dr. Ben de Jong will be telling us about their exciting work on double agents during the Cold War. Their research project is based on a series of oral history interviews with a former double agent, who operated for the Dutch Security Service and the CIA against the…

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

From all of us at the Cold War Research Network, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. We look forward to welcoming all of you to our new events in the coming year.  

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Reagan, Congress, and Human Rights: Contesting Morality in US Foreign Policy

We are most excited to present the newest book of Rasmus Sinding Søndergaard titled ‘Reagan, Congress, and Human Rights: Contesting Morality in US Foreign Policy‘ The book  portrays the role of human rights concerns in US foreign policy during the 1980s, focusing on the struggle among the Reagan administration and members of Congress. It furthermore…

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Revisiting the Spanish Question: The Netherlands, Spain and the United Nations during the early Cold War, 1945-1950

Revisiting the Spanish Question: The Netherlands, Spain and the United Nations during the early Cold War, 1945-1950 Dr. Stefanie F. M. Massink, Utrecht University s.f.m.massink@uu.nl In 2020, the United Nations (UN) celebrated its 75th anniversary. The Netherlands was one of the 51 states that joined the multilateral organization from the start in 1945. In the…

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New Publication: “Britain and the United States in Greece”

Cold War Research Member Spero Simeon Z. Paravantes  has recently published “Britain and the United States in Greece: Anglo-American Relations and the Origins of the Cold War”  The book reveals how the relationship between Britain and the US developed in this formative period, arguing that Britain used the fast-escalating tensions of the Cold War to…

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Preview for the Roundtable event on Thursday

This Thursday (12/11) from 4 pm till 5.30 pm, we will host the Roundtable on Curious Connections: Small States, Pericentrism and the Global Cold War.  The event is free to attend without any prior registration. Please use the following link to access the event: https://meet.starleaf.com/4340495452 The event will be presented by Dr. Laurien Crump, Dr. Lorena…

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Roundtable: Curious Connections: Small States, Pericentrism and the Global Cold War

On November 12, three members of the Cold War Research Network, Laurien Crump, Lorena De Vita, and Paschalis Pechlivanis will host a joint digital round table. Each of them will use their latest publications as a starting-point for a debate about questions pertaining to “Small States, Pericentrism and the Global Cold War”. Laurien Crump will…

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