Diplomatic History Publications

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

Oct 01, 2010
A Distant Front in the Cold War reveals West Africa as a significant site of Cold War conflict in the late 1950s and early 1960s. Although the region avoided the extreme tensions of the standoff in Eastern Europe or in the Cuban missile crisis, it nevertheless offers a vivid example of political, economic, and propagandistic rivalry between the US and the USSR.
Connecting Histories: Decolonization and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, 1945–1962, edited by Christopher Goscha and Christian Ostermann

Connecting Histories: Decolonization and the Cold War in Southeast Asia, 1945–1962

Oct 01, 2009
Connecting Histories draws on newly available archival documentation from both Western and Asian countries to explore decolonization, the Cold War, and the establishment of a new international order in post-World War II Southeast Asia.
Germany Says No: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy by Dieter Dettke

Germany Says No: The Iraq War and the Future of German Foreign and Security Policy

Oct 01, 2009
Germany Says “No” reviews the country’s actions in major international crises from the first Gulf War to the war with Iraq, concluding—in contrast to many models of contemporary German foreign policy—that the country’s civilian power paradigm has been succeeded by a defensive structural realist approach.
Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand by Kishan S. Rana

Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand

May 01, 2009
Based on over 160 interviews, Asian Diplomacy evaluates the ministries of foreign affairs in five major Asian countries. For each country, Kishan S. Rana first sketches the historical and political background of its diplomatic service.
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

May 01, 2008
Why did the Soviet Union spark war in 1967 between Israel and the Arab states by falsely informing Syria and Egypt that Israel was massing troops on the Syrian border? Based on newly available archival sources, The Soviet Union and the June 1967 Six Day War answers this controversial question more fully than ever before. 
Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency by Takeshi Matsuda

Soft Power and Its Perils: U.S. Cultural Policy in Early Postwar Japan and Permanent Dependency

Oct 01, 2007
This book examines the cultural aspects of U.S.-Japan relations during the postwar Occupation and the early years of the Cold War and analyzes their effect on the adoption of democratic values by the Japanese.
Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 by Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

May 01, 2007
Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and analyzes the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. This compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted.
Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia by Geert-Hinrich Ahrens

Diplomacy on the Edge: Containment of Ethnic Conflict and the Minorities Working Group of the Conferences on Yugoslavia

May 01, 2007
Diplomacy on the Edge tells about the international efforts to mediate the political, economic, and social climate of the former Yugoslavia in 1991–2004.
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

Oct 01, 2006
Based on new archival research in many countries, this volume broadens the context of the U.S. intervention in Vietnam, with a primary focus on relations between China and Vietnam in the mid-twentieth century.
Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950 by Xiaoyuan Liu

Reins of Liberation: An Entangled History of Mongolian Independence, Chinese Territoriality, and Great Power Hegemony, 1911-1950

Oct 01, 2006
Xiaoyuan Liu uses the Mongolian question to illuminate how war, revolution, and great-power rivalries induce or restrain the formation of nationhood and territoriality. He argues that on its way to building a communist state, the CCP was confronted by fundamental issues of China’s transition to nation-statehood.

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