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.
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.
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.
Kim Il Sung in the Khruschev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Role of North Korean Despotism, 1953-1964Jul 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.
Ilya V. Gaiduk examines the Soviet approach to the Vietnam conflict between the 1954 Geneva conference on Indochina and late 1963, when the overthrow of the South Vietnamese president Ngo Dinh Diem and the assassination of John F. Kennedy radically transformed the conflict.
Why would one country impose economic sanctions in pursuit of foreign policy objectives? How effective are economic weapons in attaining such objectives? Shu Guang Zhang examines the economic sanctions instituted by the United States and its allies against the People's Republic of China in the 1950s, and their effects on Chinese domestic policy and the Sino-Soviet alliance.
Edited by Odd Arne Westad, this volume brings together young scholars from China, Russia, the United States, and Western Europe who, drawing on much newly available documentation, analyze the complicated history of the Sino-Soviet relationship from World War II to the 1960s.
The 22 documents made available in CWIHP e-Dossier No. 22 are a small sample from the 10 volumes of Willy Brandt's selected works published between 2002 and 2009 as "Berliner Ausgabe."
CWIHP e-Dossier No. 21 contains sixteen new Documents on the Euromissiles Crisis from Dutch Archives
CWIHP e-Dossier No. 20 contains expert analyses of newly available documentation on Warsaw Pact military exercises SOYUZ-75 and SHCHIT-88.