Readership: Scholars and students of international relations, foreign policy, and international history.
Edited by Geir Lundestad, Professor of International History, University of Oslo, and Director, Norwegian Nobel Institute
Geir Lundestad has been the Director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute since 1990 and a Professor of International History at the University of Oslo since 1991. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard University and the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington, DC. He has written several highly acclaimed books on international history in general and on US foreign policy in
"This is a genuinely useful collection generating dialogue, debate, and numerous essay questions for those teaching international relations, foreign policy, and comparative politics at all levels." - G.Donato, Choice
1: Geir Lundestad: Introduction: The Past
The International Level
2: Stewart Patrick: The Evolving Structure of World Politics, 1991-2011
3: John Oneal: From Realism to the Liberal Peace: Twenty Years of Research on the Causes of War
4: John Mueller: War, Democracy, and Peace
The Cold War Legacy
5: Melvyn P. Leffler: Victory: The 'State,' the 'West,' and the Cold War
6: Jeremi Suri: The United States and the Cold War: Four Ideas that Shaped the Late Twentieth Century
7: Vladimir O. Pechatnov: The Cold War and its Legacy
8: Odd Arne Westad: Two Finales: How the End of the Third World and the End of the Cold War are Linked
The Role of Nuclear Weapons
9: David Holloway: Nuclear Weapons and International Relations since the End of the Cold War
10: Olav Njølstad: The Development of the Arms Race and How We Think About It
Old and New Superpowers
11: Jussi M. Hanhimäki: Between Primacy and Decline: Redefining America's Role in the Post-Cold War World
12: Vladislav Zubok: Russia and the West: Twenty Difficult Years
13: Frédéric Bozo: The European Union at Twenty: Can Europe Be Saved?
14: Chen Jian: China's Prolonged Rise: Legitimacy Challenges and Dilemmas in the Reform and Opening-Up Era
15: Michael Cox: After the West? Towards a New International System?
16: Geir Lundestad: Conclusion: The Future