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Table of Contents
The Origins and Development of the Cold War 1945-53
1. Tensions in the Grand Alliance and the Growing Confrontation, 1945-47
2. Two Worlds East and West, 1945-48
3. Empire, Cold War, and Decolonisation, 1945-53
4. The Cold War Intensifies: Containment Superseded, 1948-53
Cold War: Crises and Change, 1953-63
5. Soviet-American Relations: Avoiding Hot Water and the Search for Stability
6. Maintaining the Spheres of Influence
7. Fighting the Cold War: The Offensive Strategies
8. Collapsing Empires: The Cold War Battle for Hearts and Minds, 1953-63
The Cold War of Peaceful Co-Existence and the Rise of Multipolarity, 1963-71
9. The Eastern and Western Blocs in the 1960s
10. The Vietnam War
11. Other Regional Conflicts
The Detente Era, 1972-80
12. An Era of Negotiations, 1972-73
13. Stagflation and the Trials of Detente, 1973-76
14. Detente in Decline, 1977-79
15. The Return to Confrontation, 1979-80
From Confrontation to Communist Collapse, 1981-89
16. The 'Second' Cold War, 1981-85
17. Middle East Conflicts in the 1980s
18. Instability in Latin America
19. The Decline of the Cold War, 1985-89
The Post-Cold War World, 1990-2001
20. Europe and the Former Soviet Union
21. US Predominance and the Search for a Post-Cold War Order
22. Stability and Instability in the Developing World
The Age of Terror, 2001-2012
23. The 'War on Terror' and the War in Afghanistan
24. The Iraq War and the Middle East
25. The Shifting Global Balance