Cold War

Western Fact Finders: Entering the Soviet Union

David R. Marples • Jul 3 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences on Western fact-finding missions into the Soviet Union and Ukraine during the 1980s.

Revisiting the United Nations and the Micro-State Problem

Archie W. Simpson • Mar 17 2020 • Articles
The micro-state problem emerged in the late 1960s as many newly independent; decolonised micro-states applied to join the UN in order to confirm their sovereign status.

Age of the Deal: Donald Trump Won the Battle of Seattle

Carlos Frederico Pereira da Silva Gama • Feb 21 2020 • Articles
Donald Trump emerged as the unlikely victor of the Battle of Seattle, despite many underestimating his political muscle, causing multilateralism to suffer accordingly.

The PNAC (1997-2006) and the Post-Cold War ‘Neoconservative Moment

Pierre Bourgois • Feb 1 2020 • Articles
The PNAC represented the post-Cold War neoconservative moment, and played a vital role in the intellectual revival of neoconservatism during the second half of the 1990s.

Review – The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership

Scott Lucas • Sep 10 2019 • Features
Daalder and Lindsay's book critiques the loss of US leadership under Trump but fails to break new ground or present a clear account of what leadership is or should be.

Review – The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Richard Sakwa • Jul 23 2019 • Features
Richard Sakwa argues this is a strange book that attempts to defend the liberal order but demonstrates similar failings to other books within the New Cold War literature.

Interview – Andrew Hom

E-International Relations • May 12 2019 • Features
Andrew Hom tells us about the temporal turn in IR, different understandings of time, how time is political, and some of the best advice he has received during his career.

The Great Thaw: Climate Change and the Post-Cold War World

Caitlin E. Werrell and Francesco Femia • Mar 20 2019 • Articles
Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the geopolitical climate frozen from the Cold War along with our understanding of climate change and its security risks have thawed.

Soviet Foreign Policy in the Early 1980s: A View from Chinese Sovietology

Jie Li • Dec 7 2018 • Articles
Chinese Soviet-watchers did not present many vicissitudes of Soviet international manoeuvres; instead, they attempted to adjust their analyses to align with China's vision of itself and the world.

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

E-International Relations • Nov 15 2018 • Features
Virginie Grzelczyk discusses North Korea's status as a nuclear power, the ways in which they are "mainstreaming", and their relationship with South Korea and the US.

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