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 (3)

Missionary Critiques of Empire, 1920–1932: Between Interventionism and Anti-imperialism
vol. 39 (3): 377-403
Balance of Power vs. Perpetual Peace: Paradigms of European Order from Utrecht to Vienna, 1713–1815
vol. 39 (3): 404-425
Attlee, Bevin, and Political Warfare: Labour's Secret Anti-Communist Campaign in Europe, 1948–51
vol. 39 (3): 426-449
The Training of Secret Police in Conflictual Intelligence Cultures: British Failure in the Middle East during the Cold War
vol. 39 (3): 450-469
Re-evaluating the Yom Kippur ‘Intelligence Failure’: The Cultural Lens in Crisis
vol. 39 (3): 470-495
Ronald Reagan, the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign and the Nuclear scare of the 1980s
vol. 39 (3): 496-520
They Fear Us, yet Cling to Us: Russian Negotiations with Tsushima Domain Officials during the 1861 Tsushima Incident
vol. 39 (3): 521-545
Beyond the Foreign Office Papers: The Making of an International Historian
vol. 39 (3): 546-570
Franco: A Personal and Political Biography, by Stanley G. Payne and Jesús Palacios
vol. 39 (3): 573-574

Volume 39 (2)

British hospitality for an unfortunate prince: the Duc de Bordeaux's visit to Britain as an early test of the entente cordiale, 1843–4
vol. 39 (2): 177-195
‘A Hazardous Task’: Britain and the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations
vol. 39 (2): 196-215
Early Modern Peace and International Society: Using Disciplinary Hybridity to Question the Pax Hispanica (1598–1618)
vol. 39 (2): 216-236
Napoleon, Jefferson, and the Louisiana Purchase
vol. 39 (2): 237-255
‘The Danger is Two-Fold’: Decolonisation and Cold War in Anti-Communist Asia, 1955–7
vol. 39 (2): 256-273