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 (1)

The assassination of Eduardo Mondlane: FRELIMO, Tanzania, and the politics of exile in Dar es Salaam
vol. 17 (1): 1-19
Divide and Rule: Israel’s Tactics Regarding the Jerusalem Question and America’s Response, 1949–1950
vol. 17 (1): 21-38
The Alliance for Progress and President João Goulart’s Three-Year Plan: the deterioration of U.S.-Brazilian Relations in Cold War Brazil (1962)
vol. 17 (1): 61-79
Contesting France: French informants and American intelligence in the dawning Cold War
vol. 17 (1): 81-98
Kissinger, vol. 1: 1923–1968: The Idealist and Kissinger’s Shadow: The Long Reach of America's Most Controversial Statesman
vol. 17 (1): 99-102
Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War
vol. 17 (1): 102-104
The Sino-Soviet Alliance: An International History
vol. 17 (1): 104-106
Books Received
vol. 17 (1): 107-109

Volume 16 (4)

Reading the Cuban revolution from Bogotá, 1957–62
vol. 16 (4): 337-358
Re-examining the end of Mao’s revolution: China’s changing statecraft and Sino-American relations, 1973–1978
vol. 16 (4): 359-375
The Cold War and environmental history: complementary fields
vol. 16 (4): 377-394
Forbidden and sublime forest landscapes: narrated experiences of Latvian national partisan women after World War II
vol. 16 (4): 395-416
Cold War landscapes: towards an environmental history of US development programmes in the 1950s and 1960s
vol. 16 (4): 417-441
The appeal of appearing green: Soviet-American ideological competition and Cold War environmental diplomacy
vol. 16 (4): 443-462
World on fire: the politics of napalm in the Global Cold War
vol. 16 (4): 463-481

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