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 38 (4)

The International Character of a Trimmer: Interest, Reason of State, and Balance of Power in Halifax's Political Thought
vol. 38 (4): 621-635
The Foreign Enlistment Act, International Law, and British Politics, 1819–2014
vol. 38 (4): 636-656
British Diplomatic Attitudes towards Europe, 1801–4Ignorant and Indifferent?
vol. 38 (4): 657-674
The Alexei Obrescoff Case: The Levantine Backstage of British Mediation in the Russo-Turkish War (1768–74)
vol. 38 (4): 675-693
Turning Foe to Friend? US Objectives in Including Russia in Post-Cold War Euro-Atlantic Security Co-operation
vol. 38 (4): 694-718
Constructing Sovereignty in Nineteenth-Century China: the Negotiation of Reciprocity in the Sino-Spanish Treaty of 1864
vol. 38 (4): 719-740
Global Horizons: Mexico, the Third World, and the Non-Aligned Movement at the Time of the 1961 Belgrade Conference
vol. 38 (4): 741-764
‘A Billion Dollar Racket’: the United States, South Vietnam, and Global Currency Manipulation during War, 1968–9
vol. 38 (4): 765-787
‘The Constructive Use of Abundance’: the UN World Food Programme and the Evolution of the International Food-Aid System during the Post-War Decades
vol. 38 (4): 788-813
Icebreakers in Anglo-Russian Relations (1914–21)
vol. 38 (4): 814-829
Mission Impossible: UN Special Representative Gunnar Jarring and His Quest for Peace in the Middle East
vol. 38 (4): 830-853

Volume 38 (2)

vol. 38 (2): 243-249
‘Postponing the Evil Day’: Sir Edward Grey and British Foreign Policy
vol. 38 (2): 250-263
Sir Edward Grey and Austria-Hungary
vol. 38 (2): 264-274