Publications

The 1999 Kosovo War and the Crisis in U.S.-Russia Relations

We are excited to present you the newest article published by Stephan Kieninger, on The International History Review. Dr Kieninger is a prominent historian and an important member of the Cold War Research Network, whose research projects focus on the history of the United States’ foreign relations and European Security. Abstract: Based on recently declassified…

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Translation and the cultural Cold War

The Cold War Research Network (CWRN) is proud to present the new special issue edited by its member Esmaeil Haddadian-Moghaddam together with the CWRN coordinator Giles Scott-Smith on Translation and the cultural Cold War. Overall, in the bipolar arena of the Cold War, translation was a crucial tool used by superpowers in the ideological battle…

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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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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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Publication: NATO’s inherent dilemma: strategic imperatives vs. value foundations

Cold War Research Network coordinator Ruud van Dijk published together with Stanley R. Sloan the article “NATO’s inherent dilemma: strategic imperatives vs. value foundations” for the Journal of Strategic Studies. In their article, van Dijk and Sloan argue that it has been clear for several years now that what NATO purports to stand for and…

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Publication: Israelpolitik – German–Israeli relations, 1949–69

The rapprochement between Germany and Israel in the aftermath of the Holocaust is one of the most striking political developments of the twentieth century. German Chancellor Angela Merkel recently referred to it as a ‘miracle’. But how did this ‘miracle’ come about? In this book, Lorena De Vita traces the contradictions and dilemmas that shaped…

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Publication: An Uneasy Triangle: Nicolae Ceausescu, the Greek Colonels and the Greek Communists (1967-1974)

In his new article “An Uneasy Triangle: Nicolae Ceaușescu, the Greek Colonels and the Greek Communists (1967-1974)” for The International History Review Paschalis Pechlivanis examines the rapprochement between Ceaușescu’s Romania and the dictatorship of the Greek Colonels (1967-1974). Specifically, the paradoxically positive attitude of Ceaușescu towards the Greek Junta is approached not only on a…

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Publication: Margins for Manoeuvre in Cold War Europe – The Influence of Smaller Powers

Laurien Crump, coordinator of the Cold War Research Network, and Susanna Erlandsson challenge the view that the Cold War is conventionally regarded as a superpower conflict that dominated the shape of international relations between World War II and the fall of the Berlin Wall in their recent publication “Margins for Manoeuvre in Cold War Europe…

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Publication: America and Romania in the Cold War – A Differentiated Détente, 1969-80

This book examines the US foreign policy of differentiation towards the socialist regimes of Eastern Europe as it was implemented by various administrations towards Ceausescu’s Romania from 1969 to 1980. Drawing from multi-archival research from both US and Romanian sources, this is the first comprehensive analysis of differentiation and shows that Washington’s Eastern European policy…

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