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212 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction 1. Cold Peace 2. Contestation Entrenched 3. Breaking Point 4. The Negative-Sum Game and How to Move Past It.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138633087 20170306
Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This Adelphi book argues that the crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. This negative-sum scenario resulted from years of zero-sum behaviour on the part of Russia and the West in post-Soviet Eurasia, which the authors rigorously analyse. The rivalry was manageable in the early period after the Cold War, only to become entrenched and bitter a decade later. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West and the countries caught in between. All the governments involved must recognise that long-standing policies aimed at achieving one-sided advantage have reached a dead end, Charap and Colton argue, and commit to finding mutually acceptable alternatives through patient negotiation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138633087 20170306
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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viii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: On the Politics of History, the Making of Deals, and the Way the Old Becomes the New, Frederic Bozo, Andreas Rodder, and Mary Elise Sarotte Part I: The Two Germanies and Unification 1. The Revolution in Germany: The End of the SED Dictatorship, East German Society and Reunification, Ilko-Sascha Kowalczuk 2. Transferring a Civil Revolution into High Politics: The West German Drive for Unification and the New European Order, Andreas Rodder Part II: Superpowers React 3. "His East European Allies Say They Want to Be in NATO": US Foreign Policy, German Unification, and NATO's Role in European Security, 1989-1990, Mary Elise Sarotte 4. Gorbachev, German Reunification, and Soviet Demise, Vladislav Zubok Part III: Western Europe Reacts 5. From "Yalta" to Maastricht: Mitterrand's France and German Unification, Frederic Bozo 6. Not a Wholly New Europe: How the Integration Framework Shaped the End of the Cold War in Europe, Piers Ludlow 7. The United Kingdom: Divided Counsels, Global Concerns, Patrick Salmon Part IV: Central and Eastern Europe React 8. Pivots in Poland's Response to German Unification, Gregory Domber 9. Germany's Unification, Its Eastern Neighbors, and European Security, Vojtech Mastny.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138960909 20161024
This book provides a multinational history of German reunification based on empirical work by leading scholars. The reunification of Germany in 1989-90 was one of the most unexpected and momentous events of the twentieth century. Embedded within the wider process of the end of the Cold War, it contributed decisively to the dramatic changes that followed: the end of the division of Europe, the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, the origins of NATO's eastward expansion and, not least, the creation of the European Union. Based on the wealth of evidence that has become available from many countries involved, and relying on the most recent historiography, this collection takes into account the complex interaction of multinational processes that were instrumental in shaping German reunification in the pivotal years 1989-90. The volume brings together renowned international scholars whose recent works, based on their research in multiple languages and sources, have contributed significantly to the history of the end of the Cold War and of German reunification. The resulting volume represents an important contribution to our knowledge and understanding of a significant chapter in recent history. This book will be of much interest to students of German politics, Cold war history, international and multinational history and IR in general.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138960909 20161024
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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xxxvii, 261 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • List of abbreviations and common terms
  • Introduction: the plans of the Warsaw Pact and NATO / Jan Hoffenaar and Dieter Krüger
  • Strategic problems and the central sector, 1948-1968: an overview / Lawrence S. Kaplan
  • Aims and realities: NATO's forward defense and the operational planning level at NORTHAG / Bruno Thoss
  • Soviet and Warsaw Pact military strategy from Stalin to Brezhnev: the transformation from "strategic defense" to "unlimited nuclear war," 1945-1968 / Matthias Uhl
  • Waiting to be kissed? NATO, NORTHAG, and intelligence / Richard J. Aldrich
  • East German military intelligence for the Warsaw Pact in the central sector / Jan Hoffenaar
  • Waste and confusion? NATO logistics from the Dutch perspective / Herman Roozenbeek
  • The logistics system of the Soviet and Warsaw Pact armed forces in the 1950s and 1960s / Dimitri N. Filippovych
  • Soviet Union military planning, 1948-1968 / Viktor Gavrilov
  • War games in Europe: the U.S. Army experiments with atomic doctrine / Donald A. Carter
  • Fighting for the heart of Germany: German I Corps and NATO's plans for the defense of the north German plain in the 1960s / Helmut Hammerich
  • The German Democratic Republic / Torsten Diedrich
  • The British Army of the Rhine and defense plans for Germany, 1945-1955 / Robert Evans
  • The Dutch contribution to the defense of the central sector / Jan Hoffenaar
  • Concluding remarks: warfare in the central sector / Gregory W. Pedlow.
While scholarship abounds on the diplomatic and security aspects of the Cold War, very little attention has been paid to military planning at the operational level. In " Blueprints for Battle, " experts from Russia, the United States, and Europe address this dearth by closely examining the military planning of NATO and Warsaw Pact member nations from the end of World War II to the beginning of detente. Informed by material from recently opened archives, this collection investigates the perceptions and actions of the rival coalitions, exploring the challenges presented by nuclear technology, examining how military commanders' perceptions changed from the 1950s to the 1960s, and discussing logistical coordination among allied states. The result is a detailed study that offers much-needed new perspectives on the military aspects of the early Cold War.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813139821 20160610
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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xvi, 321 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • List of Illustrations ix Preface: A Brief Note on Scholarship and Sources xi Abbreviations xvi Introduction: Creating Post-Cold War Europe: 1989 and the Architecture of Order 1 Chapter 1: What Changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? 11 Tiananmen Fails to Transfer 16 The Americans Step Back 22 The Status Quo Ceases to Convince 25 East German Self-Confidence Rises 28 Television Transforms Reality 38 Chapter 2: Restoring Four-Power Rights, Reviving a Confederation in 1989 48 On the Night of November 9 50 What Next? 62 The Four (Occupying?) Powers 65 Candy, Fruit, and Sex 68 The Portugalov Push 70 Specters Revive 76 The Restoration and Revival Models Fall Apart 81 Chapter 3: Heroic Aspirations in 1990 88 The Round Table 92 Counterrevolution? 95 The Consequences of the Brush with a Stage of Terror 99 Emerging Controversy over Reparations and NATO 103 "NATO's Jurisdiction Would Not Shift One Inch Eastward" 107 Property Pluralism 115 Chapter 4: Prefab Prevails 119 The Security Solution: Two lus Four Equals NATO 120 The Political Solution: Article 23 129 The Economic Solution: Monetary Union 132 The Election Campaign and the Ways of the Ward Heeler 135 The Results of March 18 142 Reassuring European Neighbors 145 Chapter 5: Securing Building Permits 150 The First Carrot: Money 152 The Washington Summit 160 The Second Carrot: NATO Reform 169 Breakthrough in Russia 177 Pay Any Price 186 Conclusion: The Legacy of 1989 and 1990 195 Counterfactuals 196 Consequences 201 Acknowledgments 215 Notes 219 Bibliography 287 Index 309.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691143064 20160528
There are unique periods in history when a single year witnesses the total transformation of international relations. The year 1989 was one such crucial watershed. This book uses previously unavailable sources to explore the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall twenty years ago and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from many different locations, including Moscow, Berlin, Bonn, Paris, London, and Washington, "1989" describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia got left on the periphery of the new Europe. Mary Sarotte explains that while it was clear past a certain point that the Soviet Bloc would crumble, there was nothing inevitable about what would follow. A wide array of political players - from leaders like Mikhail Gorbachev, Helmut Kohl, George H. W. Bush, and James Baker, to organizations like NATO and the European Community, to courageous individual dissidents - all proposed courses of action and models for the future. In front of global television cameras, a competition ensued, ultimately won by those who wanted to ensure that the 'new' order looked very much like the old. Sarotte explores how the aftermath of this fateful victory, and Russian resentment of it, continue to shape world politics today. Presenting diverse perspectives from the political elite as well as ordinary citizens, 1989 is compelling reading for anyone who cares about international relations past, present, or future.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780691143064 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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ix, 310 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: New Perspectives on the Cold War Alliances: Threat Perceptions and War Planning "Vojtech Mastny "1. Imagining War in Europe: Soviet Strategic Planning "Vojtech Mastny "2. Storming on to Paris: The 1961 "Buria" Exercise and the Planned Solution of the Berlin Crisis "Matthias Uhl "3. War Plans under Stalin and Khrushchev: The Czechoslovak Pivot "Petr Lunak "4. The Warsaw Pact's Special Target: Planning the Seizure of Denmark "Frede P. Jensen "5. The Other Side of Detente: US Quest for Limited Nuclear Options, 1969--1974 "William Burr "6. Silent Allies and Hostile Neutrals: Nonaligned States in the Cold War: The Politics of Alliance Management "Wilhelm Agrell "7. The Politics of Military Planning: Evolution of NATO's Strategy "Andreas Wenger "8. Alliance of Democracies and Nuclear Deterrence "Beatrice Heuser "9. Securing Small-State Interests: Norway in NATO "Kjell Inge Bjerga and Kjetil Skogrand "10. How Strong Was the "Weakest Link"? Danish Security Policy Reconsidered "Jonathan Agger and Trine Engholm Michelsen "11. To Defend or Not to Defend: Drawing the Line in the Netherlands "Jan Hoffenaar "12. Arrogant and Unilateralist: McNamara, Vietnam, and the Defense of Europe "Lawrence S. Kaplan".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415390613 20160527
This essential new volume reviews the threat perceptions, military doctrines, and war plans of both the NATO alliance and the Warsaw Pact during the Cold War, as well as the position of the neutrals, from the post-Cold War perspective. Based on previously unknown archival evidence from both East and West, the 12 essays in the book focus on the potential European battlefield rather than the strategic competition between the superpowers. They present conclusions about the nature of the Soviet threat that previously could only be speculated about and analyze the interaction between military matters and politics in the alliance management on both sides, with implications for the present crisis of the Western alliance. This new book will be of much interest for students of the Cold War, strategic history and international relations history, as well as all military colleges.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415390613 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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xv, 352 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
The Cold War dominated the world political arena for forty-five years. Focusing on the international system and on events in all parts of the globe, Melvyn P. Leffler and David S. Painter have brought together a truly international collection of articles that provide a fresh and comprehensive analysis of the origins of the Cold War. Moving beyond earlier controversies, this edited collection focuses on the interaction between geopolitics and threat perception, technology and strategy, ideology and social reconstruction, national economic reform and patterns of international trade, and decolonization and national liberation. The editors also consider how and why the Cold War spread from Europe to Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America and how groups, classes and elites used the Cold War to further their own interests. This second edition brings the collection right up to date, including the newest research from the Communist side of the Cold War and the most recent debates on culture, race and intelligence. Also included is a completely new section dealing with the Cold War crises in Iran, Turkey and Greece and a guide to further reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780415341103 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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xv, 878 p., [32] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Tony Judt's Postwar makes one lament the overuse of the word "groundbreaking." It is an unprecedented accomplishment: the first truly European history of contemporary Europe, from Lisbon to Leningrad, based on research in six languages, covering thirty-four countries across sixty years in a single integrated narrative, using a great deal of material from newly available sources. Tony Judt has drawn on forty years of reading and writing about modern Europe to create a fully rounded, deep account of the continent's recent past. The book integrates international relations, domestic politics, ideas, social change, economic development, and culture--high and low--into a single grand narrative. Every country has its chance to play the lead, and although the big themes are superbly handled--including the cold war, the love/hate relationship with America, cultural and economic malaise and rebirth, and the myth and reality of unification--none of them is allowed to overshadow the rich pageant that is the whole. Vividly and clearly written for the general reader; witty, opinionated, and full of fresh and surprising stories and asides; visually rich and rewarding, with useful and provocative maps, photos, and cartoons throughout, "Postwar" is a movable feast for lovers of history and lovers of Europe alike. A magnificent history of postwar Europe, East and West, by arguably the subject's most esteemed historian.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781594200656 20160527
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01
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p. cm.
  • Preface Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Western Europe between Soviet Threat and American Guarantee NATO's Nuclear Strategy: Compromises British Strategy: Inter-dependence French Strategy: Independence The Federal Republic of Germany: Consultation Projects for a European Nuclear Force Notes Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333673652 20160528
Containing the histories (from 1945 to the present) of the nuclear strategies of NATO, Britain and France, and of the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), this book shows how strategies were functions of a perceived Soviet threat and an American 'nuclear guarantee'. There were three options for West Europeans: a compromise with differing American needs in NATO, pursued by Britain and the FRG; national nuclear forces, developed by Britain and France; and projects for an independent European nuclear force. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780312174989 20160527
This book provides brief histories of the nuclear strategies of NATO as a whole, and of Britain and France, as well as the defence preferences of the FRG (West Germany), from the beginning of the Cold War. These are explained in relation to the perceived Soviet threat, and European perceptions of the reliability of the American 'nuclear guarantee'. Parallel and comparative analyses of these strategies show that once America was vulnerable to Soviet nuclear reprisals, American strategic preferences differed fundamentally from those of the Europeans, and that Britain and France mainly for this reason felt the need for nuclear forces of their own. This option was unavailable to the FRG, although it long pursued, together with the French and the Italians, the project of an independent European nuclear force. The convergence of European strategic needs is demonstrated, which accounts for other projects for and forms of European nuclear cooperation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780333673652 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-232C-01, HISTORY-332C-01, POLISCI-116A-01