The International History Review

The International History Review is the only English-language quarterly devoted entirely to the history of international relations and the history of international thought. Since 1979 the Review has established itself as one of the premier History journals in the world, read and regularly cited by both political scientists and historians. The Review serves as a bridge between historical research and the study of international relations. The Review publishes articles exploring the history of international relations and the history of international thought. The editors particularly welcome submissions that explore the history of current conflicts and conflicts of current interest; the development of international thought; diplomatic history; the history of international relations theory; and the history of international organisations and global governance. The Review publishes articles, review articles and book reviews. Articles should be no more than 12,000 words (including footnotes), while review articles should not exceed 6,000 words. Shorter articles are welcome. The editors also welcome proposals for special issues or sections. Book reviews should be between 500 and 1,000 words, with the final length for each review being decided by the book reviews editor.

Five issues a year.

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Latest articles

A ‘German Invasion’? Irish Rural Radicalism, European Integration, and Irish Modernisation, 1958–73
The House of Nassau between France and Independence, 1795–1814: Lesser Powers, Strategies of Conflict Resolution, Dynastic Networks
Accommodating and Confronting the Portuguese Dictatorship within NATO, 1970–4
‘Local Repercussions’: the Impact of Staff ‘Bias’ and Market ‘Sensitivity’ on Reuters Coverage of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1967–73

Volume 39 (5)

Of Once and Future Kings: Rethinking the Anglo-American Analogy in the Rising Powers Debate
vol. 39 (5): 751-769
Breaking the Monopoly System: American Influence on the British Decision to Prohibit Opium Smoking and End its Asian Monopolies, 1939–1945
vol. 39 (5): 770-790
Operation Binnacle: British plans for military intervention against a 1965 coup in Kenya
vol. 39 (5): 791-809
An enduring influence on imperial defence and grand strategy: British perceptions of the Italian Navy, 1935–1943
vol. 39 (5): 810-835
Filling the Void?: Anglo-American Strategic Relations, Philippine Independence, and the Containment of Japan, 1932–1937
vol. 39 (5): 836-859
‘Our Bantustans are Better than Yours’: Botswana, The United States, and Human Rights in the 1970s
vol. 39 (5): 860-884
Rethinking Britain's Foreign Policy and the Occupation Zone in Germany 1945–1947: Questions of Structural and Functional Continuity in British Foreign Policy-Making
vol. 39 (5): 885-902
John Francis Davis as governor and diplomat on the China Coast (1844–1848)
vol. 39 (5): 903-926

Volume 39 (4)

Macmillan, Nkrumah and the 1961 Application for European Economic Community Membership
vol. 39 (4): 575-591
‘We Have Been Making History’: The League of Nations and the Leticia Dispute (1932–1934)
vol. 39 (4): 592-614
America's Role in the Five Power Defence Arrangements: Anglo-American Power Transition in South-East Asia, 1967–1971
vol. 39 (4): 615-637
Policy versus Practice. Behind the Scenes in Dutch Development Aid, 1949–1989
vol. 39 (4): 638-653
Obstruction as Power: Rethinking Britain's Caucasus Occupation 1918–20
vol. 39 (4): 654-666
The World Bank–United States–Latin American Triangle: The Negotiations with Socialist Chile, 1970–1973
vol. 39 (4): 667-690