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  • 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...

  • Empires at Warby Francis Pike

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Asia - with four billion people, almost two-thirds of the world?s population, a huge landmass and the fastest-growing economies - has in the past decade transformed the geopolitical global balance. Empires at War gives a dramatic narrative account of how this ?Modern Asia? came into being. Taking the bombing of Hiroshima on 6th August 1945 as its starting... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Cold Warby Ruud van Dijk; William Glenn Gray; Svetlana Savranskaya; Jeremi Suri; Qiang Zhai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Between 1945 and 1991, tension between the USA, its allies, and a group of nations led by the USSR, dominated world politics. This period was called the Cold War ? a conflict that stopped short to a full-blown war. Benefiting from the recent research of newly open archives, the Encyclopedia of the Cold War discusses how this state of perpetual... more...

  • End of the Cold Warby Bogdan Denitch

    University of Minnesota Press 1986; US$ 33.00

    The End of the Cold War was first published in 1990. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Against the backdrop of unprecedented change in the world political and social order, Bogdan Denitch charts... more...

  • Ending the Cold Warby Richard K. Herrmann; Richard Ned Lebow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 41.00

    Although in hindsight the end of the Cold War seems almost inevitable, almost no one saw it coming and there is little consensus over why it ended. A popular interpretation is that the Soviet Union was unable to compete in terms of power, especially in the area of high technology. Another interpretation gives primacy to the new ideas Gorbachev brought... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 26.00

    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...

  • Europe, Cold War and Coexistence, 1955-1965by WILFRED LOTH

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 57.95

    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. It was only when the danger of an unintended nuclear... more...

  • Europe's Foreign and Security Policyby Michael E. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 40.00

    An analysis of the growth of foreign and security policy cooperation between EU member states. more...

  • France Since 1945by Robert Gildea

    Oxford University Press, UK 1996; US$ 22.88

    In the fifty years since the end of the Second World War, France has had to deal with the legacy of the German occupation, the effects of the Algerian war and the rise of Islam, and more recently the loss of French domination of Europe following the reunification of Germany. Robert Gildea sets these and other issues within their economic, social, and... more...

  • Global Changeby Takashi Inoguchi

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 176.00

    This book examines global change from a dialectical perspective. Looking at global change in terms of unipolarisation in international security, globalisation in the world economy, and democratisation in global governance, the volume provides a refreshingly Japanese angle on addressing complex interplays between the social forces underlying these themes.... more...