Publications

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991, edited by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa

The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991

Jul 07, 2011
Edited by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, this volume studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea interacted with one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. more

Stalin and Togliatti: Italy and the Origins of the Cold War by Elena Agarossi and Victor Zaslavsky

Stalin and Togliatti: Italy and the Origins of the Cold War

Jul 07, 2011
Elena Agarossi and Victor Zaslavsky employ previously classified documents in Russian and Italian archives in order to underscore the role of Stalin's ambitions and their incompatibility with liberal-democratic systems in the development of the Cold War. more

A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964 by Sergey Mazov

A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956-1964

Jul 07, 2011
Sergey Mazov presents evidence from previously inaccessible documents in Russian and U.S. archives, as well as an international sampling of recent scholarly works that reveal West Africa as a significant site of Cold War conflict in the late 1950s and early 1960s. more

Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956 by Pawel Machcewicz

Rebellious Satellite: Poland 1956

Jul 07, 2011
Paweł Machcewicz offers a social history of the mass movements that prompted political change and altered Polish-Soviet relations in 1956 but avoided a Soviet armed response. He focuses on the people's expression of grievances, and even riots; as opposed to "top-level" activities such as internal Communist Party struggles. more

Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy, 1962–1967 by Sergey Radchenko

Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy, 1962-1967

Jul 07, 2011
Sergey Radchenko uses new archival sources from Russia, China, Mongolia, the United States, and other countries to examine the deterioration of relations between the USSR and China in the 1960s, whereby once powerful allies became estranged, competitive, and increasingly hostile neighbors. more

The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War, edited by Yaacov Ro’i and Boris Morozov

The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War

Jul 07, 2011
Edited by Boris Morozov and Yaacov Ro'i, this volume examines Soviet influence in fomenting and perpetuating the June 1967 Six Day War between Israel and the Arab states. Contributors use newly available archival sources to study this controversial incident more fully than ever before. more

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War, edited by Jeffrey A. Engel

Local Consequences of the Global Cold War

Jul 07, 2011
Contributors to this volume, edited by Jeffrey Engel, turn Cold War diplomatic history upside down by studying how actions of international relations affected local popular life. Each chapter has its origins in a major international issue, and then unfolds the consequences of that issue for some region or city. more

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the World beyond Asia, edited by Priscilla Roberts

Behind the Bamboo Curtain: China, Vietnam, and the World beyond Asia

Jul 07, 2011
Edited by Priscilla Roberts and based on new archival research, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam. Its primary focus is on relations between China and Vietnam; but it also deals with China's relations with Cambodia, U.S. dealings with both China and Vietnam, French attitudes toward Vietnam and China, and Soviet views of Vietnam and China. more

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt by Charles Gati

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

Jul 07, 2011
The 1956 Hungarian revolution was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and old-fashioned Soviet imperialism. Now, fifty years later, Charles Gati's new history of the revolt modifies our picture of what happened. more

Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964 by Balázs Szalontai

Kim Il Sung in the Khruschev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Role of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964

Jul 07, 2011
Balázs Szalontai describes how North Korea became more despotic even as other Communist countries underwent de-Stalinization. Through a series of comparisons with the Soviet Union and other Communist countries, he highlights unique features of North Korean communism during the period. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.