The Legacy of the Cold War

The Legacy of the Cold War : Perspectives on Security, Cooperation, and Conflict

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In The Legacy of the Cold War Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun bring together scholars to examine the worldwide effects of the Cold War on international security. Focusing on regions where the Cold War made the most enduring impact-the Euro-Atlantic area and East Asia-historians, political scientists, and international relations scholars explore alliances and other security measures during the Cold War and how they carry over into the twenty-first century.
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  • Hardback | 388 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 33.02mm | 521.63g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739187899
  • 9780739187890

About Vojtech Mastny

Vojtech Mastny has been professor of history and international relations at Columbia University and other universities, including the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Zhu Liqun is professor of international studies and vice president of China Foreign Affairs University.
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The Legacy of the Cold War is an impressive piece of scholarship. Vojtech Mastny, Liqun Zhu, and their collaborators range widely and skillfully across the international landscape of more than six decades. They explore the conflicts shaping post-war Europe and Asia, and then weigh the effects of this history on the continued quest for international security in a transformed world. This is a volume of unusual scope and depth and deserves the widest possible audience among students of strategy, comparative history, and international institutions. -- Jonathan D. Pollack, Director, John L. Thornton China Center, The Brookings Institution Just when we thought that we knew everything we needed to know about the Cold War, a new book appears that greatly adds to our understanding of this complex struggle for global influence. Most books on the Cold War focus on only one region or portray events through the prism of one country or alliance. The enormous value of The Legacy of the Cold War is that it integrates multiple perspectives from the United States, Europe and Asia. It also includes the role of international organizations as well as nation states which is rare in Cold War historiography. This volume brings together an impressive array of leading Cold War historians. There is no better guide to understanding the Cold War, how it began, why it developed as it did, and why one day it miraculously came to an end. -- Jamie Shea, NATO, Assistant Deputy Secretary General This lively volume usefully combines the insights of history and political science to reflect on the lessons of the experience of the Cold War for the security of the post-Cold War world. -- Michael Mandelbaum, The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, author of The Road to Global Prosperity
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Table of contents

Preface, Mark Kramer Introduction, Vojtech Mastny Chapter 1: The Cold War's Legacy for International Security: A Historical Overview, Vojtech Mastny Chapter 2: Concepts and Practices of Cooperative Security: Building Trust in the International System, Vincent Keating and Nicholas Wheeler Part I: The Western Experience Chapter 3: The United Nations' Record as the Guardian of Global Cooperative Security, William R. Keylor Chapter 4: NATO: An Atypical Alliance and Its Longevity, Lawrence S. Kaplan Chapter 5: The Warsaw Pact: The Trajectory of a Hegemonic Alliance, Malcolm Byrne Chapter 6: The Construction of Europe's Security Policy: Slow but Steady, Willlem van Eekelen Chapter 7: The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe as a Regional Model, Andreas Wenger and Daniel Mockli Part II: The Asian Experience Chapter 8: Fragile Alliances: America's Security Relationships in Cold War Asia, Robert J. McMahon Chapter 9: Security Cooperation in the Sino-Soviet Alliance and Its Failure, Lorenz Luthi Chapter 10: China's Security and Use of Force: Lessons from the Cold War, Huang Yuxing Chapter 11: China's Cold War Experience and Its New Security Concept, Zhu Liqun Postscript: In Midterm Perspective, Vojtech Mastny and Zhu Liqun
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