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  • Environmental Histories of the Cold Warby J. R. McNeill; Corinna R. Unger

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 27.00

    Explores the links between the Cold War and the global environment, ranging from the environmental impacts of nuclear weapons to the political repercussions of environmentalism. more...

  • The Cold War and Afterby Marc Trachtenberg

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 29.98

    What makes for war or for a stable international system? Are there general principles that should govern foreign policy? In The Cold War and After , Marc Trachtenberg, a leading historian of international relations, explores how historical work can throw light on these questions. The essays in this book deal with specific problems--with such matters... more...

  • The New Crusadesby Emran Qureshi; Michael A. Sells

    Columbia University Press 2003; US$ 33.99

    The New Crusades explores the historical, political, and institutional forces that have raised the specter of a threatening and monolithic Muslim enemy. Bringing together twelve of the most influential thinkers in Middle Eastern and religious studies -- including Edward Said, Roy Mottahedeh, and Fatema Mernissi -- this timely collection confronts... more...

  • Visions of the End of the Cold War in Europe, 1945-1990by Frédéric Bozo; Marie-Pierre Rey; N. Piers Ludlow; Bernd Rother

    Berghahn Books 2012; US$ 34.95

    Exploring the visions of the end of the Cold War that have been put forth since its inception until its actual ending, this volume brings to the fore the reflections, programmes, and strategies that were intended to call into question the bipolar system and replace it with alternative approaches or concepts. These visions were associated not only... more...

  • The Atlantic Pact forty Years laterby Ennio Di Nolfo

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 196.00

    The Atlantic Pact Forty Years Later: A Historical Reappraisal more...

  • Stalin's Legacyby Struan Stevenson

    Birlinn 2012; US$ 15.99

    As undisputed leader of the Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin was directly responsible for the deaths of up to 60 million of his fellow citizens, a truly horrific figure which confirms him as one of the most notorious mass murderers in history. But Stalin not only waged war against his own people he and his successors regarded nature as an enemy that could... more...

  • The Diplomacy of Pragmatismby John Baylis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1993; US$ 186.00

    The Diplomacy of Pragmatism charts the evolution of Britain's distinctive and leading role in the formation of NATO. Based on a wide range of British, American and Canadian archives the book provides a balanced assessment of British foreign and defence policies as the Cold War gathered momentum and a new system of European security was forged in the... more...

  • Western Use of Coercive Diplomacy after the Cold Warby Peter Viggo Jakobsen

    Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00

    This book fills a gap in the literature on coercion and assesses the usefulness of coercive diplomacy in the post-Cold war era. The theoretical framework explains why coercive diplomacy politics succeed or fail, identifies the conditions under which Western states will be willing to back coercive strategies with use of limited force and highlights... more...

  • Illiam Dhone: Patriot or Traitor?by Jennifer Kewley Draskau

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 26.67

    In the Isle of Man, the name of William Christian of Ronaldsway (known as 'Illiam Dhone' by his fellow countrymen even today) still resonates with drama and controversy 350 years after his hurried execution. The fate of this seemingly obscure 17th century Manx official sent shock waves far beyond the shores of his island home, unexpectedly provoking... more...

  • NATO?s Post-Cold War Trajectoryby Mark Webber; James Sperling; Martin A. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    Two decades since the watershed of the Cold War, this book investigates NATO's staying power. This book investigates how the Alliance has adapted and managed to attend to new roles and purposes through the lens of International Relations theory. The Alliance will continue, but will remain subject to ongoing crises and challenges of change. more...