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Table of Contents
Part I The Origins and Development of the Cold War 1945-53 Introduction 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 The Cold War Intensifies: Containment Superseded, 1948-53 Part II Cold War: Crises and Change, 1953-63 Introduction 5.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 Part III The Cold War of Peaceful Co-Existence and the Rise of Multipolarity, 1963-71 Introduction 9. The Eastern and Western Blocs in the 1960s 10. The Vietnam War 11. Other Regional Conflicts Part IV The Detente Era, 1972-80 Introduction 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 Part V From Confrontation to Communist Collapse, 1981-89 Introduction 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 Part VI The Post-Cold War World, 1990-2001 Introduction 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 Part VII The Age of Terror, 2001-2012 Introduction 23. The 'War on Terror' and the War in Afghanistan 24. The Iraq War and the Middle East 25. The Shifting Global Balance