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  1. Key texts 5 items
    These books are useful reference materials and readings for you throughout this module. Though the Young and Kent one is not available online, many copies are held in the library. It is also worth considering as a purchase. However, consult the extensive reading lists here for aditional reading on a topic if you do not have access to the Young and Kent textbook. For example, the other key texts here are fully accessible online via the University's e-library. In war and politics, initiative is a useful skill. Consult books and articles that you can find through the Library's search engines and look for readings on the week's topics. You'll be guaranteed a different view or emphasis than what the texbooks cover. These reading lists are here to get you started.
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book 

    2. Mao's China and the Cold War - Jian Chen 2001 (electronic resource)

      Book 

  2. Multimedia 8 items
    Some recommended videos for the module's topics.
    1. World War II Behind Closed Doors

      Audio-visual document  2008 BBC/HBO docu-drama series on WWII and the seeds of the Cold War from the perspective of Stalin. Highly recommended reading.

    2. BBC's Space Race

      Audio-visual document  2008 BBC docu-drama series telling the story of the early space age from the perspectives of Wernher von Braun and Sergei Korolev, the two chief engineers of the Cold War Space Race. A must watch!

    3. Dr Strangelove (1964) Friday, 12 Dec 2014

      Audio-visual document  THE film about nuclear war and mutually assured destruction, starring Peter Sellers and directed by Stanley Kubrick. If you watch only one film about nuclear weapons, you need to watch more films about nuclear weapons.

    4. The Vietnam War by Ken Burns

      Audio-visual document  Landmark documentary series by Ken Burns on the Vietnam War. Critically acclaimed and gripping.

    5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

      Audio-visual document  Classic Cold War spy thriller TV series starring Alec Guinness (aka Obi-Wan Kenobi). A great insight into the intelligence and secret worlds of the Cold War.

    6. WarGames (1983) Friday, 6 Mar 2009

      Audio-visual document  Reagan-era Cold War film on nuclear control systems gone haywire.

    7. Deutschland '83

      Audio-visual document  2016 German TV series set during the 1983 Able Archer war scare.

    8. The Hunt for Red October (1990) Monday, 23 Sep 2013

      Audio-visual document  Classic late Cold War thriller, adapted from Tom Clancy's novel. Sean Connery's 'Russian accent' will stay with you forever.

  3. Seminar 1 Readings 2 items
    These sections contain the REQUIRED readings for each seminar. However, you also need to choose items to read from in the lecture-based readings below as well for each seminar. Read as much as you can whilst taking detailed notes (including page numbers!!!) and think about what you've read.
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Background Introduction pp. xxiii-xxvii; Part 1, pp. 1-14; Chapter 1, pp. 23-40

    2. America's Cold War: the politics of insecurity - Campbell Craig, Fredrik Logevall 2009

      Book Essential Chapters 1, pp. 13-58

  4. Seminar 2 Readings 2 items
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Background Part 1, pp. 14-18; Chapter 3, pp. 62-78

  5. Seminar 3 Readings 3 items
    1. America's Cold War: the politics of insecurity - Campbell Craig, Fredrik Logevall 2009

      Book Essential Chapter 2, 59-101

    2. A failed empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev - V. M. Zubok c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 2, pp. 29-61

    3. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Background Chapter 2, pp. 42-59; Chapter 4, pp. 80-102

  6. Seminar 4 Readings 2 items
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 6, pp. 144-149; Chapter 18, pp. 400-414

    2. The last colonial massacre: Latin America in the Cold War - Greg Grandin 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential READ THIS AFTER YOUNG AND KENT. Introduction and Conclusion, pp. 1-18; 169-198

  7. Seminar 6 Reading 2 items
    1. The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War

      Book Essential Read Campbell Craig's Chapter on the Nuclear Revolution

  8. Seminar 5 Reading 2 items
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Background Chapter 10, pp. 233-252

  9. Seminar 7 Reading 3 items
    1. A failed empire: the Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev - V. M. Zubok c2007 (electronic resource)

      Book Essential Chapter 7, pp. 192-226. (Optional - read chapter 9 as well for the full Soviet experience!!!)

    2. America's Cold War: the politics of insecurity - Campbell Craig, Fredrik Logevall 2009

      Book Essential Chapter 7, pp. 252-288

    3. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Background Part IV and Chapter 12, pp. 271-294; Chapter 14, pp. 319-336

  10. Seminar 8 Reading 2 items
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Essential Chapter 19, pp. 416-434

  11. Major Texts 20 items
    These books are worth grabbing if you see them on the cheap in second-hand bookshops or online. Many are good substitutes for the main textbook.
    1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

      Book Recommended for Purchase This is the core text for this module

    2. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

      Book 

    3. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

      Book 

    4. The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis 2007

      Book 

    5. America and the Cold War, 1941-1991: a realist interpretation - Norman A. Graebner, Richard Dean Burns, Joseph M. Siracusa c2010

      Book 

    6. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

      Book 

    7. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

      Book 

    8. Twentieth century: the history of the world, 1901 to the present - J. M. Roberts 1999

      Book 

    9. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

      Book 

    10. Internet Sources 3 items
  12. Lecture One: Introduction to the Module 1 item
    1. This lecture will introduce students to the module and its administration. It will discuss the overall aims and learning outcomes, the relationship between lectures and tutorials, and offer guidance on reading and assessment. It will also consider the central themes and aims of the course and provide you with an overview of international history from 1945 to the end of the Cold War.

  13. Lecture Two: The Impact of World War Two 28 items
    1. This lecture will address the global impact of the war in terms of the transformations wrought in the balance of power between the dominant states; the impact of the war on the pre-war world system, and how far the war contributed to a transformation in the realms of politics, ideology and economics. The lecture will question the legitimacy of the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan. We will introduce the concept of bipolarity in the international system, the impact of nuclear weapons on the balance of power and the fortunes of the victors and vanquished at the end of the Second World War.

    2. Key Reading 7 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Introduction and Chapter One

      2. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters One and Two

      3. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book  See Chapters One and Two

      4. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter One

    3. Further Reading 20 items
      1. The United States and the origins of the Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis 1972

        Book 

      2. Age of extremes: the short twentieth century, 1914-1991 - E. J. Hobsbawm 1995

        Book  See Chapter Seven

      3. Europe since 1870: an international history - James Joll 1990

        Book  See Chapter Fifteen

      4. The twentieth-century world: an international history - William R. Keylor 2001

        Book  See Prologue

      5. For the soul of mankind: the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War - Melvyn P. Leffler 2007

        Book  See Chapter One

      6. Dark continent: Europe's twentieth century - Mark Mazower 1999

        Book  See Chapters Five - Seven

      7. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book 

      8. From Roosevelt to Truman: Potsdam, Hiroshima, and the Cold War - Wilson D. Miscamble 2007

        Book 

      9. Why the Allies won - R. J. Overy 1996, c1995

        Book  See pp.1-24, 314-325

      10. On every front: the making and unmaking of the Cold War - Thomas G. Paterson 1992

        Book  See Chapters One and Two

      11. Realism and international politics: the essays of Ken Waltz - Kenneth N Waltz 2008

        Book  See Chapter Eight

      12. A world at arms: a global history of World War II - Gerhard L Weinberg 1994

        Book 

  14. Lecture Three: Decolonisation 34 items
    1. The lecture will address the causes and consequences of decolonisation. It will look at the impact of ideology and political and economic factors on decolonisation. It will also look at the insurgency movements of this era and the various strategies that were adopted, successfully and otherwise, to counter them. Overall, it will seek to explain why decolonisation occurred where it did when it did and took the form that it did.

    2. Key Readings 8 items
      1. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best 2008

        Book  See Chapters Four, Ten and Seventeen

      2. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters Three and Eight

      3. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters Eight to Eleven

      4. Britain's declining empire: the road to decolonisation, 1918-1968 - Ronald Hyam 2006

        Book  See Chapter One

      5. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter Three

      6. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapters Two - Three

    3. Further Reading 25 items
      1. The Cambridge History of the Cold War Volume Three: Endings 2010

        Book  See M.P. Bradley on ‘Decolonization, the Global South, and the Cold War, 1919-1962’

      2. Forgotten armies: the fall of British Asia, 1941-1945 - C. A. Bayly, T. N. Harper 2005

        Book 

      3. Ideology and international relations in the modern world - Alan Cassels 1996

        Book  See Chapter Nine

      4. Decolonization: the fall of the European empires - M. E. Chamberlain 1999

        Book 

      5. The wretched of the earth - Frantz Fanon 1965

        Book 

      6. Age of extremes: the short twentieth century, 1914-1991 - E. J. Hobsbawm 1995

        Book  See Chapter Seven

      7. European decolonization 1918-1981: an introductory survey - R. F. Holland 1985

        Book 

      8. European empires from conquest to collapse, 1815-1960 - V. G. Kiernan 1982

        Book  See Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen

      9. The Cambridge History of the Cold War Volume Two: Crises and Detente 2010

        Book  See F. Logevall on ‘The Indochina Wars and the Cold War, 1945-1975’

      10. East, west, north, south: major developments in international politics 1945-1990 - Geir Lundestad 1991

        Book  See Chapters Ten and Eleven

      11. The Penguin history of the twentieth century: the history of the world, 1901 to the present - J. M. Roberts 1999

        Book  See Chapters Sixteen and Seventeen

      12. Decolonization since 1945: the collapse of European overseas empires - John Springhall 2001

        Book 

      13. Decolonisation: the British experience since 1945 - Nicholas J. White 1999

        Book 

  15. Lecture Four: The Cold War in Europe 51 items
    1. This lecture focuses on the origins and evolution of the Cold War in post-war Europe. It will look at the major explanations offered for the outbreak of hostility between the 'superpowers' and the main developments in the break-down of the wartime alliance, in particular the German 'problem'; communist domination in east-central Europe and the establishment of NATO.

    2. Key Reading 15 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters One - Four

      2. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters Three - Five

      3. The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis 2007

        Book  See Chapter One

      4. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

        Book  Part One

      5. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book  See Chapters One - Three

      6. Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 - Martin McCauley 1998

        Book  See Chapters One and Two

      7. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapter Two

      8. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapter Two

      9. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter One

      10. The Cold War as history - G Roberts 2011

        Article  Click link for PDF access

      11. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapters One and Two

    3. Further Reading 35 items
      1. Explaining international relations since 1945 - Ngaire Woods 1996

        Book  See A. Deighton, ‘The Cold War in Europe, 1945-1947: Three Approaches'

      2. Stalin: a political biography - Isaac Deutscher 1966

        Book  See Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen

      3. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume One: Origins 2010

        Book  See D.C. Engerman on ‘Ideology and the Origins of the Cold War, 1917-1962’

      4. Government and Opposition - F Halliday 2010

        Journal 

      5. The United States and the origins of the Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis 1972

        Book 

      6. George F. Kennan: an American life - John Lewis Gaddis 2011

        Book 

      7. The twentieth-century world: an international history - William R. Keylor 2001

        Book  See Chapter One

      8. A world of nations: the international order since 1945 - William R. Keylor 2003

        Book  See Chapter One

      9. For the soul of mankind: the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War - Melvyn P. Leffler 2007

        Book 

      10. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume One: Origins 2010

        Book  See M.P. Leffler on ‘The Emergence of an American Grand Strategy, 1945-1952’

      11. Origins of the Cold War: an international history - Melvyn P. Leffler, David S. Painter 1994

        Book 

      12. The origins of the Cold War - Robert J. McMahon, Thomas G. Paterson 1999

        Book 

      13. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapter Two

      14. The Penguin history of the twentieth century: the history of the world, 1901 to the present - J. M. Roberts 1999

        Book  See Chapter Fifteen

      15. The Cold War, 1945-1991 - Joseph Smith 1998

        Book  See Chapters One - Three

      16. Armed truce: the beginnings of the Cold War 1945-46 - Hugh Thomas 1986 (1987 printing)

        Book 

      17. The cold war and the making of the modern world - Martin J. Walker 1994

        Book 

  16. Lecture Five: The Cold War in Asia 40 items
    1. This lecture will focus on the outbreak of the Cold War in Asia. It will examine the impact of the communist revolution in China and the conflicts in Indochina and Korea. It will also highlight how decolonisation became associated with the Cold War struggle in this area.

    2. Key Reading 12 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters One - Four and Chapter 8(a)

      2. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best 2008

        Book  See Chapters Ten, Twelve, Fourteen and Fifteen

      3. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

        Book  Part Two

      4. The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis 2007

        Book  See Chapter One

      5. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      6. Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 - Martin McCauley 1998

        Book 

      7. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapter Three

      8. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapter Two

      9. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter Two

    3. Further Reading 27 items
      1. France in Indochina: colonial encounters - Nicola J. Cooper 2001

        Book 

      2. Korea: the unknown war - Jon Halliday, Bruce Cumings 1988

        Book 

      3. The Cold War in Asia: a historical introduction - Akira Iriye 1974

        Book 

      4. The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume One: Origins 2010

        Book  See N. Jun on ‘The Birth of the People’s Republic of China and the Road to the Korean War’

      5. The Korean War - Steven Hugh Lee 2001

        Book 

      6. The origins of the Korean War - Peter Lowe 1986

        Book  See both volumes

      7. The origins of the Cold War - Robert J. McMahon, Thomas G. Paterson 1999

        Book  See Part III, pp.219-64.

      8. The origins of the cold war in Asia - Yonosuke Nagai, Akira Iriye, International Environment in Postwar Asia 1977

        Book 

      9. The Penguin history of the twentieth century: the history of the world, 1901 to the present - J. M. Roberts 1999

        Book  See Chapter Fifteen

      10. The Cold War, 1945-1991 - Joseph Smith 1998

        Book 

      11. The Korean War in world history - William Whitney Stueck c2004

        Book  See especially Chapters Two - Three

  17. Lecture Six: The Arab-Israeli Conflict 40 items
    1. This lecture will look at the conflict initiated with the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. It will focus on the wars fought between Israel and the Arab states in 1948, 1956, 1967 and 1973 and the role of outside powers on the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    2. Key Reading 11 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters 3(c), 8(c), 11(d), 13(a) and 14(b).

      2. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

        Book  Chapters Ten - Thirteen

      3. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters Eight and Eighteen

      4. The fifty years war: Israel and the Arabs - Ahron Bregman, Jihan El-Tahri 1998

        Book 

      5. The Arab-Israeli conflict - T. G. Fraser 2008

        Book  See Chapters One - Three

      6. The Arab-Israeli conflict: an introduction and documentary reader - Gregory S. Mahler, Alden Mahler 2010

        Book 

      7. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapters Three and Eleven

      8. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapters Two - Five

      9. Explaining international relations since 1945 - Ngaire Woods 1996

        Book  See A. Shlaim on 'The Middle East: The Arab-Israeli Wars’

    3. Further Reading 27 items
      1. Four Arab-Israeli wars and the peace process - Sydney D. Bailey 1990

        Book 

      2. Britain, the Six Day War and its aftermath - Frank Brenchley 2005

        Book 

      3. A history of the modern Middle East - William L. Cleveland 2000

        Book  See Chapter Twenty-Three

      4. The origins and evolution of the Arab-Zionist conflict - Michael Joseph Cohen 1987

        Book 

      5. The Cold War and the Middle East - Yazīd Ṣāyigh, Avi Shlaim 1997

        Book  See chapter by F. Halliday on ‘The Middle East, the Great Powers, and the Cold War’

      6. The origins of Israel, 1882-1948: a documentary history - Eran Kaplan, Derek Jonathan Penslar, David Sorkin c2011

        Book 

      7. A world of nations: the international order since 1945 - William R. Keylor 2003

        Book  See Chapters Six and Thirteen

      8. The Israel-Arab reader: a documentary history of the Middle East conflict - Walter Laqueur, Barry M. Rubin 2008

        Book 

      9. The Cambridge History of the Cold War Volume Two: Crises and Detente 2010

        Book  See D. Little on ‘The Cold War in the Middle East: Suez Crisis to Camp David Accords’

      10. The 1967 Arab-Israeli war: origins and consequences - Avi Shlaim, William Roger Louis 2012

        Book 

      11. The ethnic cleansing of Palestine - Ilan Pappé 2006

        Book 

      12. The Penguin history of the twentieth century: the history of the world, 1901 to the present - J. M. Roberts 1999

        Book  See Chapters Seventeen and Twenty-Two

      13. Israel and the Arabs - Maxime Rodinson 1982

        Book 

      14. The Cold War and the Middle East - Yazīd Ṣāyigh, Avi Shlaim 1997

        Book 

      15. The Arab-Israeli conflict - Kirsten E. Schulze 1999

        Book 

      16. The Cold War and the Middle East - Yazīd Ṣāyigh, Avi Shlaim 1997

        Book  See P. Seale on ‘Syria’

  18. Lecture Seven: The Cold War in Latin America 29 items
    1. This lecture considers the nature and impact of the Cold War on Latin America, an area which since the early 19th century the US had regarded as being within its own sphere of influence. It will focus on challenges to the established order in Latin America beginning in Guatemala in 1954 and culminating in the Cuban revolution of 1959 and guerrilla campaigns in several other Latin American countries. It will also consider state responses, the question of Soviet influence, and US interventionism, which peaked in the 1980s under the Reagan Administration.

    2. Key Reading 8 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters 6(c), 11(a) & 18

      2. The Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis 2007

        Book  See Chapter Five

      3. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      4. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapters Four, Five and Nine

    3. Further Reading 20 items
      1. Politics of illusion: the Bay of Pigs invasion reexamined - James G. Blight, Peter Kornbluh 1998

        Book 

      2. The Latin American left: from the fall of Allende to Perestroika - Barry Carr, Steve Ellner 1993

        Book 

      3. The culture of terrorism - Noam Chomsky 1988

        Book 

      4. The last two years of Salvador Allende - Nathaniel Davis 1985

        Book 

      5. The CIA in Guatemala - Richard H. Immerman 1982

        Book 

  19. Lecture Eight: Nuclear Weapons in the Cold War 37 items
    This lecture will focus on the role of nuclear weapons during the Cold War and the evolution of nuclear proliferation and nuclear strategy. It will highlight how the invention of nuclear weapons fundamentally changed international politics in what became known as the ‘nuclear revolution’. The lecture will explore Cold War nuclear strategies such as ‘Massive Destruction’ and ‘Mutually Assured Destruction’, and how the proliferation of nuclear weapons throughout the Cold War effected these doctrines.
    1. Key reading 7 items
      1. Command and control - Eric Schlosser 2013

        Book 

      2. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book 

    2. Further reading: Proliferation, non-proliferation, and arms control 18 items
      In addition to sections on nuclear developments in general books on the Cold War, see also the following:
      1. Civilian Nuclear Cooperation and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - Christoph Bluth, Matthew Kroenig, Rensselaer Lee, William C. Sailor 07/2010

        Article 

      2. Civilian Nuclear Cooperation and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons - Christoph Bluth, Matthew Kroenig, Rensselaer Lee, William C. Sailor 07/2010

        Article 

      3. India's nuclear bomb: the impact on global proliferation - George Perkovich 2001

        Book 

    3. Further reading: Cold War nuclear strategy 12 items
      In addition to sections on nuclear developments in general books on the Cold War, see also the following:
      1. The nuclear age: from Hiroshima to Star Wars - John Newhouse 1989

        Book 

      2. The command and control of nuclear forces - Paul J. Bracken 1983

        Book 

      3. The evolution of nuclear strategy - Sir Freedman, Lawrence, International Institute for Strategic Studies 1989 (1993 printing)

        Book 

      4. The Oxford Handbook of the Cold War - Petra Goedde, Richard H Immerman 2013

        Book 

  20. Lecture Nine: The Cuban Missile Crisis 23 items
    1. This lectures addresses the origins and evolution of the Cuban Missile Crisis of October-November 1962. It will highlight how the world came as close it has ever been to a full-scale nuclear war. The lecture will look at the reasons behind the behaviour of the three main actors involved (the USSR, Cuba and the USA) and the nature of its consequences. We will consider the writings of Graham Allison and his work on the way that the bureaucratic decision-making process helped and hindered the Kennedy administration during the crisis. We will also consider the concept of crisis diplomacy and the innovations that were introduced as a consequence of the Cuban Missile Crisis.

    2. Key Reading 8 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters 6(c) and 7(d)

      2. Essence of decision: explaining the Cuban Missile Crisis - Graham T. Allison, Philip Zelikow 1999

        Book 

      3. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      4. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter Six

      5. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapter Five

    3. Further Reading 14 items
      1. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book 

      2. The crisis years: Kennedy & Krushchev, 1960-63 - Michael R. Beschloss 1992

        Book 

      3. 'One hell of a gamble': the secret history of the Cuban missile crisis - Aleksandr Fursenko, Timothy J. Naftali 1997

        Book 

      4. We now know: rethinking Cold War history - John Lewis Gaddis, Council on Foreign Relations 1997

        Book 

      5. 13 days: the Cuban missile crisis, October 1962 - Robert F. Kennedy 1969

        Book 

      6. The Kennedy tapes: inside the White House during the Cuban missile crisis - Philip Zelikow, Ernest R May 1997

        Book  See especially pages 1 - 43

      7. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapter Five

      8. Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 - Martin McCauley 1998

        Book  See Chapter Three

      9. The Cuban missile crisis revisited - James A. Nathan 1992

        Book 

      10. The Cuban missile crisis - Mark J. White 1996

        Book 

  21. Lecture Ten: The Vietnam War 36 items
    1. This lecture focuses on the causes and the evolution of the Vietnam War. It will consider its different stages, the role of outside powers, its impact on the Cold War, and the debates over why the US decided to withdraw from Vietnam.  

    2. Key Reading 10 items
      1. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

        Book  See Part Five, Chapter Seventeen

      2. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters 8(c), 10 and 12

      3. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book 

      4. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      5. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book 

      6. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapter Five

      7. The Vietnam wars, 1945-1990 - Marilyn Blatt Young 1991

        Book 

    3. Further Reading 25 items
      1. The Vietnam wars, 1945-1990 - Marilyn Blatt Young 1991

        Book 

      2. The Communist road to power in Vietnam - William J. Duiker 1996

        Book 

      3. America's longest war: the United States and Vietnam, 1950-1975 - George C. Herring 2002

        Book 

      4. Intervention: how America became involved in Vietnam - George McTurnan Kahin 1987

        Book 

      5. Vietnam: a history - Stanley Karnow 1984

        Book 

      6. To reason why: the debate about the causes of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War - Jeffrey P. Kimball 1990

        Book 

      7. Vietnam: anatomy of war, 1940-1975 - Gabriel Kolko 1986

        Book 

      8. Confronting the Third World: United States foreign policy, 1945-1980 - Gabriel Kolko 1988

        Book 

      9. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapter Five

      10. Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 - Martin McCauley 1998

        Book  See Chapter Three

      11. Meeting the communist threat: Truman to Reagan - Thomas G. Paterson 1988

        Book  See Chapter Fourteen

      12. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapter Four

      13. A time for war: the United States and Vietnam, 1941-1975 - Robert D. Schulzinger 1997

        Book 

      14. The United States and Vietnam: From Kennedy to Johnson - Review by: Geoffrey Warner 1997

        Article 

  22. Lecture Eleven: The Cold War in Africa 32 items
    1. The decolonisation process in Africa resulted in the creation of weak and contested states. The ensuing instability drew in the superpowers, as the US and Soviet Union competed for influence and a strategic stake in the region. This lecture focuses on the Cold War crises in Africa, beginning with events in the Congo in the early 1960s. It goes on to consider events in Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia and the nature and consequences of superpower interventionism for the region.

    2. Key Reading 10 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters 8(a), 8(b), 13(e), 14(c) and 19(c).

      2. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      3. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapters 3, 4, 6 and 7

    3. Further Reading 19 items
      1. Jonas Savimbi: a key to Africa - Fred Bridgland 1986

        Book 

      2. Constructive engagement?: Chester Crocker & American policy in South Africa, Namibia & Angola, 1981-8 - J. E. Davies 2007

        Book 

      3. Cuba and the Independence of Namibia - Piero Gleijeses 2007-5

        Article 

      4. Operation Carlota - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

        Webpage 

      5. Angola, Mozambique, and the West - Helen Kitchen, Center for Strategic and International Studies 1987

        Book 

      6. The Cambridge History of the Cold War Volume Three: Endings 2010

        Book  See C. Saunders and S. Onslow on‘The Cold War and Southern Africa, 1976-1990’

      7. In search of enemies: a CIA story - John Stockwell 1979

        Book 

      8. Law Journal Library - Johathan Greenberg

        Journal 

    4. Battleground Africa: Cold War in the Congo, 1960-1965 - Lise A. Namikas 2015

      Book 

  23. Lecture Twelve: Détente 35 items
    1. This lecture will look at the improved relationship between the superpowers which came to be known as détente. This improvement was evident in the signing of the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) and SALT (Strategic Arms Limitation Talks) treaties in the 1970s and the increase in high level superpower contact or 'summitry'. The lecture will examine how each superpower understood détente and the reasons for its emergence. We will also consider the diplomatic manoeuvrings that helped bring about détente with particular emphasis on Nixon and Kissinger's diplomatic engagement with China in the early 1970s.

    2. Key Reading 11 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters Twelve - Fourteen

      2. The global conflict: the international rivalry of the great powers, 1880-1990 - C. J. Bartlett 1994

        Book  See Chapter Thirteen

      3. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters Twelve and Thirteen

      4. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      5. Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 - Martin McCauley 1998

        Book  See Chapter Four

      6. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapter Seven

      7. Soviet foreign policy since World War II - Joseph L. Nogee, Robert H. Donaldson c1981

        Book  See Chapter Eight

      8. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter Ten

    3. Further Reading 22 items
      1. Superpower detente: a reappraisal - Mike Bowker, Phil Williams, Royal Institute of International Affairs 1988

        Book 

      2. The Rise, Fall and Future of Détente - John Lewis Gaddis 1983

        Article 

      3. The making of the second cold war - Fred Halliday 1986

        Book 

      4. Age of extremes: the short twentieth century, 1914-1991 - E. J. Hobsbawm 1995

        Book  See Chapters Fourteen - Sixteen

      5. The White House years - Henry A Kissinger 1979

        Book 

      6. A world of nations: the international order since 1945 - William R. Keylor 2003

        Book  See Chapters Eight

      7. For the soul of mankind: the United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War - Melvyn P. Leffler 2007

        Book  See Chapter Four

      8. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapter Five

      9. The Cambridge History of the Cold War Volume Two: Crises and Detente 2010

        Book  See R.D. Schulzinger on ‘Détente in the Nixon-Ford Years, 1969-1976’

      10. The cold war and the making of the modern world - Martin J. Walker 1994

        Book 

      11. The Concept of Detente - Brian White 1981

        Article 

      12. The Soviet Union and detente of the 1970s - Vladislav Zubok 11/2008

        Article 

  24. Lecture Thirteen: The Oil Crisis and North-South Relations 29 items
    1. This lecture focuses on the 1973 oil crisis and the wider issues of North-South economic relations. It will highlight the role and power of OPEC (the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries) in raising the price of oil; the effectiveness of the 'oil weapon'; the response of Western states and how the oil crisis contributed to a global economic crisis. It will then go on to look at the nature of the relationship between former colonial states, in the 'South' and the richer states of the 'North' during the 1970s and 1980s. We will highlight the attempts by the South to establish a 'New International Economic Order' and the consequences of the failure to achieve this and the onset of the debt crisis after 1982.

    2. Key Reading 8 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapter Thirteen

      2. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters Eight and Nineteen

      3. International history of the twentieth century and beyond - Antony Best 2008

        Book  See Chapters Thirteen and Seventeen

      4. Understanding international relations - Chris Brown 2001

        Book  See Chapters Nine and Ten

      5. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter Eleven

      6. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapter Four

    3. Further Reading 20 items
      1. OPEC: the failing giant - Mohammed E. Ahrari 1986

        Book 

      2. Capitalism since 1945 - Philip Armstrong, Andrew Glyn, John Harrison 1991

        Book 

      3. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

        Book  See Chapter Five

      4. Third world politics: a comparative introduction - Paul A. Cammack, David Pool, William Tordoff 1993

        Book 

      5. Global political economy: theory and practice - Theodore H. Cohn 2002

        Book  See Chapter Ten

      6. The global political economy: perspectives, problems, and policies - Stephen Gill, David Law 1988

        Book  See Chapters Thirteen and Fourteen

      7. The making of the second cold war - Fred Halliday 1986

        Book 

      8. Oil, debt and development: OPEC in the Third World - Paul Hallwood, Stuart W. Sinclair 1981

        Book 

      9. Age of extremes: the short twentieth century, 1914-1991 - E. J. Hobsbawm 1995

        Book  See Chapter Twelve

      10. The insecure alliance: energy crises and western politics since 1944 - Ethan B. Kapstein, Harvard University 1990

        Book 

      11. Oil and world power - Peter R Odell 1986

        Book  See Chapter Nine

      12. The Penguin history of the twentieth century: the history of the world, 1901 to the present - J. M. Roberts 1999

        Book  See Chapte Twenty-Two

      13. Issues in international relations - Trevor C. Salmon, Mark Imber 2008

        Book  Chapter Eight

      14. Middle East oil crisis since 1973 - Benjamin Shwadran 1986

        Book 

      15. The politics of international economic relations - Joan Edelman Spero, Jeffrey A. Hart 2010

        Book 

      16. Prosperity and upheaval: the world economy 1945-1980 - Herman van der Wee 1991

        Book 

      17. Oil diplomacy in the twentieth century - Fiona Venn 1986

        Book 

      18. The oil crisis - Fiona Venn 2002

        Book 

  25. Lecture Fourteen: The ‘New’ Cold War 30 items
    1. This lecture addresses the emergence of a 'new' round of superpower conflict in the 1980s. It will focus on the nature and causes of the 'new' Cold War and the contributing roles played by the USA and the USSR in the collapse of détente by the late 1970s. We will look at the impact of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and the election of the more conservative administrations of Ronald Reagan in the United States and Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom. We will also look at the deployment of nuclear missiles in Western Europe and the return of the peace movement.

    2. Key Reading 14 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book  See Chapters Fourteen - Sixteen and Eighteen

      2. The global conflict: the international rivalry of the great powers, 1880-1990 - C. J. Bartlett 1994

        Book  See Chapter Thirteen

      3. The world since 1945: an international history - P. M. H. Bell 2001

        Book  See Chapters Fourteen and Fifteen

      4. World politics since 1945 - Peter Calvocoressi, Peter Calvocoressi 2009

        Book  Chapter Seven

      5. The making of the second cold war - Fred Halliday 1986

        Book  See Chapters Two, Three, Eight and Nine

      6. America, Russia, and the Cold War: 1945-2006 - Walter LaFeber 2008

        Book 

      7. Russia, America, and the Cold War, 1949-1991 - Martin McCauley 1998

        Book  See Chapter Five

      8. The Cold War: a very short introduction - Robert J. McMahon 2003

        Book  See Chapters Seven - Eight

      9. The cold war and the making of the modern world - Martin J. Walker 1994

        Book  See Chapter Eleven

      10. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapter Nine

      11. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See Chapter Nine

      12. The global Cold War: third world interventions and the making of our times - Odd Arne Westad 2007

        Book  See especially Chapter Nine

    3. Further Reading 15 items
      1. Keeping faith: memoirs of a President - Jimmy Carter 1982 (1987 printing)

        Book 

      2. Superpowers in collision: the cold war now - Noam Chomsky, Jonathan Steele, John Gittings 1982

        Book 

      3. American foreign policy: Carter to Clinton - John Dumbrell 1997

        Book 

      4. Soviet foreign policy--the Brezhnev years - Robin Edmonds 1983

        Book 

      5. The Rise, Fall and Future of Détente - John Lewis Gaddis 1983

        Article 

      6. Age of extremes: the short twentieth century, 1914-1991 - E. J. Hobsbawm 1995

        Book  See Chapters Fourteen - Sixteen

      7. The USSR and Marxist revolutions in the Third World - Mark N. Katz, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars 1990

        Book 

      8. One world divisible: a global history since 1945 - David Reynolds 2001

        Book  See Chapter Ten

      9. The world since 1945: a concise history - Keith Robbins 2002

        Book  See Chapter Five

      10. The fall of détente: Soviet-American relations during the Carter years - Odd Arne Westad, Nobel Symposium 1997

        Book  See pages 1 - 33

  26. Lecture Fifteen: The Iranian Revolution and the Iran-Iraq War 22 items
    Some of these texts are general histories of the Iran which contain excellent sections on the revolution and the Iran-Iraq war. It is these sections that are recommended reading and not the entire books.
    1. Key reading 3 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book 

    2. The Iranian revolution, the hostage crisis, and the Carter presidency 8 items
      1. Navigating Iran: from Carter to Obama - Ofira Seliktar, SpringerLink (Online service) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Jimmy Carter and the Sale of the AWACS to Iran in 1977 - Stephen McGlinchey, Robert W. Murray 03/04/2017

        Article 

    3. The Iran-Iraq War and the Iran Contra Affair 11 items
      1. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2013

        Book 

      2. Navigating Iran: from Carter to Obama - Ofira Seliktar, SpringerLink (Online service) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      3. The Iran-Iraq War - Pierre Razoux, Nicholas Elliott 2015

        Book 

  27. Lecture Sixteen: African Conflicts and Super Power Legacies 27 items
    1.  

       

       

      This lecture considers what impact the cold war had on the processes taking place in Africa. It picks up on the process of decolonisation, independence and governance occurring at this time and examines related conflicts and encourages you to consider some of the ramifications. Through case studies in the Horn of Africa and Great Lakes Region the lecture examines how super power requirements dominated over the cultural, political and economic needs of newly independent states in the 1970's and 1980's.

       

    2. International relations since 1945: a global history - John W. Young, John Kent 2004

      Book 

    3. Burundi profile - Timeline - BBC News

      Webpage  Useful Chronology of Key Events in Burundi

    4. Burundi: ethnic conflict and genocide - Ren�e Lemarchand 1996

      Book 

    5. The world's most dangerous place - James Fergusson 2014

      Book 

    6. Somalia profile - Timeline - BBC News

      Webpage  Useful chronology of key events in Somalia