Category Archives: Cold War History

OUT NOW: Dr Andy Willimott’s ‘Living the Revolution’

Andy Willimott, lecturer in Modern Russian/Soviet History at the University of Reading, is the author of a new book published this week. Living the Revolution: Urban Communes & Soviet Socialism, 1917-1932 (Oxford University Press) is the culmination of years of … Continue reading

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Thoughts From the Second Debate

by Dafydd Townley The second presidential election debate this year in St Louis provided one of the most acrimonious encounters between the two contenders. While many expected Hillary Clinton to provide the coup de grace that would end her opponent’s … Continue reading

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Why Hilary Clinton’s stance on Iran is similar to that of JFK

By Darius Wainwright In April 2015, Iran pledged to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Washington had imposed this embargo on Tehran since the 1979 deposition of the pro-western Iranian monarchy. The agreement reached … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s stance on Iran signals a shift in GOP thinking

By Darius Wainwright Since 1945, American policymakers have regarded the maintaining of diplomatic dialogue with Iran as crucial to their wider interests in the Middle East. In the early and middle stages of the Cold War, the US government regarded … Continue reading

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The atomic bomb and public opinion: The limited credibility of NATO’s deterrent strategy during the Cold War

  In this week’s post of our Hiroshima 1945-2015 series, Dr Linda Risso discusses NATO and nuclear deterrence…  Dr Linda Risso The bomb. The mushroom cloud. The images of flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The shadows of victims permanently etched in the walls. … Continue reading

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