Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War

This book sheds new light on the foreign policies, roles, and positions of neutral states and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the global Cold War.

Author: Sandra Bott

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317502701

Category: History

Page: 238

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This book sheds new light on the foreign policies, roles, and positions of neutral states and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) in the global Cold War. The volume places the neutral states and the NAM in the context of the Cold War and demonstrates the links between the East, the West, and the so-called Third World. In doing so, this collection provides readers an alternative way of exploring the evolution and impact of the Cold War on North-South connections that challenges traditional notions of the post-1945 history of international relations. The various contributions are framed against the backdrop of the evolution of the Cold War international system and the decolonization process in the Southern hemisphere. By juxtaposing the policies of European neutrals and countries of the NAM, this book offers new perspectives on the evolution of the Cold War. With the links between these two groups of countries receiving very little attention in Cold War scholarship, the volume thus offers a window into a hitherto neglected perspective on the Cold War. Via a series of case studies, the chapters here present new viewpoints on the evolution of the global Cold War through the exploration of the ensuing internal and (mainly) external policy choices of these nations. This book will be of much interest to students of Cold War Studies, international history, foreign policy, security studies and IR in general.

The Soviet Union and Cold War Neutrality and Nonalignment in Europe

For recent examples of the understanding of neutrality as a relatively modern concept, see for example Marco Wyss et al., “Introduction: a tightrope walk—neutrality and neutralism in the global Cold War,” in Sandra Bott, ...

Author: Mark Kramer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 179363193X

Category: History

Page: 644

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Based on extensive archival research, the contributions in this collection examine the nuances of neutrality leading up to and during the Cold War. The contributors demonstrate the importance of the Soviet Union to the neutral states of Europe during the Cold War and vice versa.

Permanent Neutrality

See also Gabriel, “Neutrality and Neutralism in Southeast Asia, 1960–1970”; Sandra Bott et al., Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War between or Within the Blocs? (New York: Routledge, 2016). 31.

Author: Herbert R Reginbogin


ISBN: 1793610290



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This collection examines the theory, practice, and application of state neutrality in international relations. With a focus on its modern-day applications, the studies in this volume analyze the global implications of permanent neutrality for Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine, the European Union, and the United States. Exploring permanent neutrality's role as a realist security model capable of rivaling collective security, the authors argue that permanent neutrality has the potential to decrease major security dilemmas on the global stage.

Southern African Liberation Movements and the Global Cold War East

1363–1368; C. Saunders, “The Non-Aligned Movement, the Neutral European Countries and the Issue of Namibian independence”, in: S. Bott et al. (eds.), Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War ...

Author: Lena Dallywater

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110639386

Category: History

Page: 214

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In the global context of the Cold War, the relationship between liberation movements and Eastern European states obviously changed and transformed. Similarly, forms of (material) aid and (ideological) encouragement underwent changes over time. The articles assembled in this volume argue that the traditional Cold War geography of bi-polar competition with the United States is not sufficient to fully grasp these transformations. The question of which side of the ideological divide was more successful (or lucky) in impacting actors and societies in the global south is still relevant, yet the Cold War perspective falls short in unfolding the complex geographies of connections and the multipolarity of actions and transactions that exists until today. Acknowledging the complexities of liberation movements in globalization processes, the papers thus argue that activities need to be understood in their local context, including personal agendas and internal conflicts, rather than relying primarily on the traditional frame of Cold War competition. They point to the agency of individual activists in both "Africa" and "Eastern Europe" and the lessons, practices and languages that were derived from their often contradictory encounters. In Southern African Liberation Movements, authors from South Africa, Portugal, Austria and Germany ask: What role did actors in both Southern Africa and Eastern Europe play? What can we learn by looking at biographies in a time of increasing racial and international conflict? And which "creative solutions" need to be found, to combine efforts of actors from various ideological camps? Building on archival sources from various regions in different languages, case studies presented in the edition try to encounter the lack of a coherent state of the art. They aim at combining the sometimes scarce sources with qualitative interviews to give answers to the many open questions regarding Southern African liberation movements and their connections to the "East".

China s European Headquarters

Switzerland and China during the Cold War Ariane Knüsel. the Chinese mission in Bern as a hub. ... Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War (Abingdon: Routledge, 2016), 2–5. Verein Volksumfrage unter dem Patronat der neuen ...

Author: Ariane Knüsel

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1009204874

Category: History


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During the Cold War, the People's Republic of China used Switzerland as headquarters for its economic, political, intelligence, and cultural networks in Europe. Based on extensive research in Western and Chinese archives, China's European Headquarters charts not only how Switzerland came to play this role, but also how Chinese networks were built in practice, often beyond the public face of official proclamations and diplomatic interactions. By tracing the development of Sino-Swiss relations in the Cold War, Ariane Knüsel sheds new light on the People's Republic of China's formulation and implementation of foreign policy in Europe, Latin America and Africa and Switzerland's efforts to align neutrality, humanitarian engagement, and economic interests.

Christian Democracy and the Fall of Communism

of information and culture.14 Baskets 1 and 3 were highly controversial, but the so-called neutral and non-aligned ... 15 See Sandra Bottet al., eds., Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War: Between or within the Blocs?

Author: Michael Gehler

Publisher: Leuven University Press

ISBN: 9462702160

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Debates on the role of Christian Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe too often remain strongly tied to national historiographies. With the edited collection the contributing authors aim to reconstruct Christian Democracy’s role in the fall of Communism from a bird's-eye perspective by covering the entire region and by taking “third-way” options in the broader political imaginary of late-Cold War Europe into account. The book’s twelve chapters present the most recent insights on this topic and connect scholarship on the Iron Curtain’s collapse with scholarship on political Catholicism. Christian Democracy and the Fall of Communism offers the reader a two-fold perspective. The first approach examines the efforts undertaken by Western European actors who wanted to foster or support Christian Democratic initiatives in Central and Eastern Europe. The second approach is devoted to the (re-)emergence of homegrown Christian Democratic formations in the 1980s and 1990s. One of the volume’s seminal contributions lies in its documentation of the decisive role that Christian Democracy played in supporting the political and anti-political forces that engineered the collapse of Communism from within between 1989 and 1991.

The Balkans in the Cold War

Cold War: Frontline State, 1952–1967(London: Routledge, 2006), 51. ... Passive Neutralism to Active Un-commitment—the Critical Role of Yugoslavia', in Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War: Between or Within the Blocs? eds.

Author: Svetozar Rajak

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137439033

Category: History

Page: 371

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Positioned on the fault line between two competing Cold War ideological and military alliances, and entangled in ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, the Balkan region offers a particularly interesting case for the study of the global Cold War system. This book explores the origins, unfolding and impact of the Cold War on the Balkans on the one hand, and the importance of regional realities and pressures on the other. Fifteen contributors from history, international relations, and political science address a series of complex issues rarely covered in one volume, namely the Balkans and the creation of the Cold War order; Military alliances and the Balkans; uneasy relations with the Superpowers; Balkan dilemmas in the 1970s and 1980s and the ‘significant other’ – the EEC; and identity, culture and ideology. The book’s particular contribution to the scholarship of the Cold War is that it draws on extensive multi-archival research of both regional and American, ex-Soviet and Western European archives.

The Nuclear North

4 Peter Lyon, “Neutrality and the Emergence of the Concept of Neutralism,” Review of Politics 22 (1960): 255–68; Michael Brecher, ... Marco Wyss, eds., Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War: Between or within the Blocs?

Author: Susan Colbourn

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774864001

Category: History

Page: 266

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Since the first atomic weapon was detonated in 1945, Canadians have debated not only the role of nuclear power in their uranium-rich land but also their country’s role in a nuclear world. Should Canada belong to international alliances that depend on the threat of nuclear weapons for their own security? Should Canadian-produced nuclear technologies be exported? What about the impact of atomic research on local communities and the environment? This incisive nuclear history engages with much larger debates about national identity, Canadian foreign policy contradictions during the Cold War, and Canada’s global standing to investigate these critical questions.

The Sentimental Life of International Law

of the Conference on the streets of Bandung, where leaders mingled freely with the people.126 This is a world away from the staged contrivances of recent ... Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War (Routledge, 2016) 72–89, 79.

Author: Gerry Simpson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192666657

Category: Law

Page: 248

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The Sentimental Life of International Law is about our age-old longing for a decent international society and the ways of seeing, being, and speaking that might help us achieve that aim. This book asks how international lawyers might engage in a professional practice that has become, to adapt a title of Janet Malcolm's, both difficult and impossible. It suggests that international lawyers are disabled by the governing idioms of international lawyering, and proposes that they may be re-enabled by speaking different sorts of international law, or by speaking international law in different sorts of ways. In this methodologically diverse and unusually personal account, Gerry Simpson brings to the surface international law's hidden literary prose and offers a critical and redemptive account of the field. He does so in a series of chapters on international law's bathetic underpinnings, its friendly relations, the neurotic foundations of its underlying social order, its screened-off comic dispositions, its anti-method, and the life-worlds of its practitioners. Finally, the book closes with a chapter in which international law is re-envisioned through the practice of gardening. All of this is put forward as a contribution to the project of making international law, again, a compelling language for our times.

Europe and China in the Cold War

'An Austrian mediation in Vietnam? The superpowers, neutrality, and Kurt Waldheim's good offices.' In Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War. Between or within the blocs?, edited by Sandra Bott, Jussi Hanhimaki, Janick Marina ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004388125

Category: History

Page: 256

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Europe and China in the Cold War offers fresh and captivating scholarship on a complex relationship. Defying the divisions and hostilities of those times, national cases and personal experiences show that Sino-European connections were much more intense than previously thought.