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
The appeal of appearing green: Soviet-American ideological competition and Cold War environmental diplomacy
Cold War landscapes: towards an environmental history of US development programmes in the 1950s and 1960s
Forbidden and sublime forest landscapes: narrated experiences of Latvian national partisan women after World War II

Volume 16 (3)

New insights into Mao’s initial strategic consideration towards the Korean War intervention
vol. 16 (3): 239-254
Bandung as the call for a better development project: US, British, French and Gold Coast perceptions of the Afro-Asian Conference (1955)
vol. 16 (3): 255-272
Fighting the red peril in the Congo. Paradoxes and perspectives on an equivocal challenge to Belgium and the West (1947–1960)
vol. 16 (3): 273-290
The CIA’s paramilitary operations during the cold war: an assessment
vol. 16 (3): 291-306
People, not property: population issues and the neutron bomb
vol. 16 (3): 307-325
Federico Romero in response to Pierre Grosser
vol. 16 (3): 327-327
A New History of Soviet Intelligence: Near and Distant Neighbours
vol. 16 (3): 329-331
Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy
vol. 16 (3): 331-333
Mexico’s Cold War: Cuba, the United States, and the Legacy of the Mexican Revolution
vol. 16 (3): 333-335

Volume 16 (2)

‘A statement against the totalitarian countries of Europe’: human rights and the early Cold War
vol. 16 (2): 125-140
On the ‘arcane modern science of Kremlinology’ or the case of the vanishing birthdays
vol. 16 (2): 141-158
‘Bitterness towards Egypt’ – the Moroccan nationalist movement, revolutionary Cairo and the limits of anti-colonial solidarity
vol. 16 (2): 159-175
The Soviet Union and the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency
vol. 16 (2): 177-193
The Cold War, the developing world, and the creation of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 1953–1957
vol. 16 (2): 195-212
The Atomic Marshall Plan: Atoms for Peace, British diplomacy and civil nuclear power
vol. 16 (2): 213-230
Stalin, Vol. I: paradoxes of power, 1878–1928
vol. 16 (2): 231-233