The Cold War in the Third World

Paperback | June 7, 2013

EditorRobert J. McMahon

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The Cold War in the Third World explores the complex interrelationships between the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence and the rise of the Third World. Those two distinct but overlapping phenomena placed a powerful stamp on world history throughout the second half of the twentiethcentury. Featuring original essays by twelve leading scholars, this collection examines the influence of the newly emerging states of the Third World on the course of the Cold War and on the international behavior and priorities of the two superpowers. To what extent, it asks, did the Third World helpdetermine the course of the Cold War? It also analyzes the impact of the Cold War on the developing states and societies of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. To what extent, it asks, did the Cold War make a difference within non-Western nations and regions. Blending the new,internationalist approaches to the Cold War with the latest research on the global south in a tumultuous era of decolonization and state-building, The Cold War in the Third World bring together diverse strands of scholarship to address some of the most compelling issues in modern worldhistory.

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The Cold War in the Third World explores the complex interrelationships between the Soviet-American struggle for global preeminence and the rise of the Third World. Those two distinct but overlapping phenomena placed a powerful stamp on world history throughout the second half of the twentiethcentury. Featuring original essays by twelv...

Robert J. McMahon is the Ralph D. Mershon Distinguished Professor of History at Ohio State University and past president of the Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. He is the author of numerous books, including The Limits of Empire: The United States and Southeast Asia since World War II and The Cold War: A Very Short ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:June 7, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction1. Salim Yaqub: The Cold War and the Middle East2. Greg Grandin: What Was Containment?: Short and Long Answers from the Americas3. Bradley R. Simpson: Southeast Asia in the Cold War4. David C. Engerman: South Asia and the Cold War5. Chen Jian: China, the Third World, and the Cold War6. Jeffrey James Byrne: Africa's Cold War7. Jason C. Parker: Decolonization, the Cold War, and the Post-Columbian Era8. Mark Atwood Lawrence: The Rise and Fall of Non-Alignment9. Andrew J. Rotter: Culture, the Cold War, and the Third World10. Carol Anderson: The Histories of African Americans' Anti-colonialism during the Cold War11. Nick Cullather: The War on the Peasant: The United States and the Third WorldOdd Arne Westad: Epilogue The Cold War and the Third World