As the Cold War ended in the early 1990s, scholars of contemporary international affairs started taking a new look at the basic conflicts that had dominated the latter part of the twentieth century. A plentiful new historical literature on the Cold War era has come into being, greatly helped by the increase in access to archives and other source materials in most countries of the world, from the former Communist states in Europe, to China, to South Africa and elsewhere.
Cold War History is based in the Cold War Studies Programme at LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics Centre for International Affairs, Strategy and Diplomacy. It makes available the results of recent research on the origins and development of the Cold War and its impact on nations, alliances and regions at various levels of statecraft, as well as in areas such as the military and intelligence, the economy, and social and intellectual developments. The new history of the Cold War is a fascinating example of how experts – often working across national and disciplinary boundaries – are able to use newly available information to refine, or in some cases destroy, old images and interpretations. Cold War History publishes the best of this emerging scholarship, from a perspective that attempts to de-centre the era through paying special attention to the role of Europe and the Third World. The journal welcomes contributions from historians and representatives of other disciplines on all aspects of the global Cold War and its present repercussions.
Table of Contents
China and the end of the Cold War in Europe
Odd Arne Westad
Pages: 111–113 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2017.1315956
Socialism Capitalism and Sino-European Relations in the Deng Xiaoping Era, 1978–1992
Martin Albers & Zhong Zhong Chen
Pages: 115–119 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2017.1315937
The Soviet Union and China in the 1980s: reconciliation and divorce
Pages: 121–141 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2017.1315923
‘Socialist friends should help each other in crises’: Sino-Polish relations within the Cold War dynamics, 1980–1987
Margaret K. Gnoinska
Pages: 143–159 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2016.1247157
To ‘educate’ Deng Xiaoping in capitalism: Thatcher’s visit to China and the future of Hong Kong in 1982
Pages: 161–180 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2015.1094058
A significant periphery of the Cold War: Italy-China bilateral relations, 1949–1989
Pages: 181-197 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2015.1093847
A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s
Daniel J. Sargent, A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015), xv + 432 pp.
Pages: 198–200 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2017.1287242
Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World
Jeremy Friedman, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2015), 304 pp.
Pages: 200–201 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2017.1287241
Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War
Margaret Peacock, Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014), xii + 286 pp.
Pages: 202–204 / DOI: 10.1080/14682745.2017.1287240