Cold War

Moldova and the Transnistria Conflict: Still a Regional Cold War?

Martin Duffy • Aug 3 2021 • Articles

Transnistria remains a ticking time-bomb severing the mainstream European leanings of Moldova’s majority community from its beleaguered Russians.

Cold War Heritage in Sweden: Pastime Threats, Cosy Cavers and Gendered Nostalgia

Mattias Frihammar • May 15 2021 • Articles

Despite Sweden’s neutrality image, its Cold War period was characterized by a total defence strategy resulting in a deeply militarized society.

Review – Shields of the Republic: The Triumph and Peril of America’s Alliances

Thomas Zeiler • Feb 7 2021 • Features

In her perceptive look at America’s alliance system since WWII, Rapp-Hooper argues that these defensive security guarantees were remarkably successful in deterring aggression.

Cuban Cold War Internationalism and the Nonaligned Movement

Sarah Clifford and Scott N Romaniuk • Dec 19 2020 • Articles

Although Cuba provided aid to over 20 countries in Africa, their 16 year mission in Angola stood out as proof that in spite of the US, they could still exert their own influence around the world.

Achieving Just Migration Regimes Through Socialist Praxis

Raia Apostolova • Sep 22 2020 • Articles

To have just migration regimes, we need to revisit philosophies whose political primacy is rooted in the ideas of equality, internationalism and anti-racism.

Meeting With the Opposition in Belarus

David R. Marples • Jul 23 2020 • Articles

This chapter describes the author’s travel, stories and experiences meeting with Belarusian political opposition before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Understanding Ukraine and Belarus: Advancing My Career

David R. Marples • Jul 21 2020 • Articles

This chapter describes the author’s experiences becoming a professor in Canada during the 1980s and 1990s, and during the Soviet “putsch” in August 1991.

Understanding Ukraine and Belarus: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

David R. Marples • Jul 20 2020 • Articles

RFE/RL was an unusual place, especially the canteen where people of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe would gather together with German staff and British and American researchers.

Glasnost in Ukraine in the Aftermath of Chernobyl

David R. Marples • Jul 20 2020 • Articles

This chapter describes the author’s travel, stories and experiences in Ukraine and the Soviet Union during the initial implementation of Glasnost.

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.

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