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Who started it?

Jonathan Steele: Who started the Cold War?, 25 January 2018

The Cold War: A World History 
by Odd ArneWestad.
Allen Lane, 710 pp., £30, August 2017, 978 0 241 01131 7
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... analysis of the Cold War that explains Moscow’s thinking as fairly as the West’s. But Odd ArneWestad has impressive credentials. He was a founding editor of the journal Cold War History, which has an unrivalled record of publishing essays based on material in the Soviet and US government archives. He ...

US/USSR

Anatol Lieven: Remembering the Cold War, 16 November 2006

The Cold War 
by John Lewis Gaddis.
Allen Lane, 333 pp., £20, January 2006, 0 7139 9912 8
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The Global Cold War 
by Odd ArneWestad.
Cambridge, 484 pp., £25, January 2006, 0 521 85364 8
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... vastly better account of the Cold War – which will doubtless attract vastly fewer readers – is Odd ArneWestad’s study of the struggle as it affected the Third World, The Global Cold War. In sharp contrast to Gaddis, Westad’s work combines sophisticated analysis, insight into ...

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