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

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

Volume 17 (3)

Italian Public Opinion in the Atomic Age: Mass-market Magazines Facing Nuclear Issues (1963–1967)
vol. 17 (3): 205-221
The five hats of Nina Ponomareva: sport, shoplifting and the Cold War
vol. 17 (3): 223-239
Between Détente and Differentiation: Nixon’s visit to Bucharest in August 1969
vol. 17 (3): 241-258
‘Red on White’: Kim Il Sung, Park Chung Hee, and the Failure of Korea’s Reunification, 1971–1973
vol. 17 (3): 259-277
Sir Reader Bullard, Frank Roberts and the Azerbaijan crisis of 1945–46: Bevin’s officials, perceptions and the adoption of a Cold War mentality in British Soviet Policy
vol. 17 (3): 279-297
The “Ideological Offensive” in Education: the Portrayal of the United States in Secondary Curricula and Textbooks in Poland during the Stalinist Period (1948–1956)
vol. 17 (3): 299-319
Mecca of Revolution
vol. 17 (3): 321-323
Us Versus them: The United States, Radical Islam and the Rise of the Green Threat
vol. 17 (3): 323-325
Securing sex: morality and repression in the making of Cold War Brazil
vol. 17 (3): 325-327

Volume 17 (2)

China and the end of the Cold War in Europe
vol. 17 (2): 111-113
Socialism Capitalism and Sino-European Relations in the Deng Xiaoping Era, 1978–1992
vol. 17 (2): 115-119
The Soviet Union and China in the 1980s: reconciliation and divorce
vol. 17 (2): 121-141
‘Socialist friends should help each other in crises’: Sino-Polish relations within the Cold War dynamics, 1980–1987
vol. 17 (2): 143-159
To ‘educate’ Deng Xiaoping in capitalism: Thatcher’s visit to China and the future of Hong Kong in 1982
vol. 17 (2): 161-180
A significant periphery of the Cold War: Italy-China bilateral relations, 1949–1989
vol. 17 (2): 181-197
A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s
vol. 17 (2): 198-200
Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World
vol. 17 (2): 200-201
Innocent Weapons: The Soviet and American Politics of Childhood in the Cold War
vol. 17 (2): 202-204

Volume 17 (1)

The assassination of Eduardo Mondlane: FRELIMO, Tanzania, and the politics of exile in Dar es Salaam
vol. 17 (1): 1-19