Cold War History

Cold War History is based in the Cold War Studies Centre at the London School of Economics. It aims to make available to the general public 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 aims at publishing 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.

Four issues a year.

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Latest articles

Volume 0 (0)

Human rights and the Cold War: the campaign to halt the Argentine 'dirty war'
Schmidli, William Michael, ONLINE EARLY

Volume 14 (3)

To Die on the Steppe: Sino-Soviet-American Relations and the Cold War in Chinese Central Asia, 1944–1952
vol. 14 (3): 293-313
Corvalán for Bukovsky: a real exchange of prisoners during an imaginary war. The Chilean dictatorship, the Soviet Union, and US mediation, 1973–1976
vol. 14 (3): 315-336
Two roads to Belgrade: the United States, Great Britain, and the first nonaligned conference
vol. 14 (3): 337-357
Calling the bluff of the Western powers in the United Nations disarmament negotiations, 1954–55
vol. 14 (3): 359-376
Chancellor Erhard's silent rejection of de Gaulle's plans: the example of monetary union
vol. 14 (3): 377-402
The Cold War's cultural ecosystem: angry young men in British and Soviet cinema, 1953–1968
vol. 14 (3): 403-422
The Shah's détente with Khrushchev: Iran's 1962 missile base pledge to the Soviet Union
vol. 14 (3): 423-444
Busting Myths – Five books on The Cuban Missile Crisis in Its Fiftieth Anniversary
vol. 14 (3): 445-451
Nasser's gamble: how intervention in Yemen caused the Six-Day War and the decline of Egyptian power
vol. 14 (3): 451-452
Tra diritti umani e distensione: L'amministrazione Carter e il dissenso in Urss
vol. 14 (3): 452-453
Erratum: Corrigendum
vol. 14 (3): 454-454

Volume 14 (2)

Untying Cold War knots: The EEC and Eastern Europe in the long 1970s
vol. 14 (2): 153-173
The hidden rationality of Sweden's policy of neutrality during the Cold War
vol. 14 (2): 175-194
Leadership transfer in the Asian revolution: Mao Zedong and the Asian Cominform
vol. 14 (2): 195-213
China and the Pol Pot regime
vol. 14 (2): 215-235
Business with Beijing, détente with Moscow: West Germany's China policy in a global context, 1969–1982
vol. 14 (2): 237-257
Defying Moscow: East German-Chinese relations during the Andropov-Chernenko interregnum, 1982–1985
vol. 14 (2): 259-280
Origins of the Suez Crisis: Postwar Development Diplomacy and the Struggle over Third World Industrialization (1945–1956)
vol. 14 (2): 281-282
Hammarskjöld: A Life
vol. 14 (2): 282-283