CfA: Bibliography of New Cold War History.

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Greetings from the Cold War History Research Center, Budapest (

This is to invite you to contribute to our unique scholarly enterprise:

The Bibliography of New Cold War History.

This already quite extensive bibliography was first published on our Center’s website in 2017 and a third enlarged edition was issued in 2019 (1225 pages).

It attempts to present the publications on the history of the Cold War published after 1989, the beginning of the "archival revolution" in the former Soviet bloc countries. While even the present, quite extensive third edition is far from complete, it collects a huge number of books, articles and book chapters on the topic. The extended bibliography is now an unique reference work and an indispensable resource for scholars and students interested in the history of the Cold War all over the World.

Now we have been working on the 4th enlarged version of this bibliography that will be published by the end of 2020.

We are inviting you to send us a full list of your publications on any aspects of the Cold War, published since 1989. Those, who have already sent us a list earlier, or whose works have been included by our staff, may add their publications of 2020 to our bibliography.

The deadline for submission is November 10, 2020.

Please, organize the list into two categories (1. Books, 2. Articles/Book chapters) and to facilitate our editing work, please, send us a file in Word format and follow the sample below.

 If the language of the work is not English, please, insert an English translation of the title in square brackets [ ].


WESTAD, Arne Odd: The Cold War: A World history. London, Allen Lane, 2017



BOZO, Frédéric: Mitterrand’s France, the End of the Cold War, and German Unification: A Reappraisal. Cold War History, 2007, Vol. 7, No. 4, 455–78.


Book chapter

DEIGHTON, Anne: Britain and the Cold War, 1945–1955. In: Leffler, Melvin P. – Westad, Odd Arne (eds.): The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Vol.1 – Origins. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010, 112–132.


NUTI, Leopoldo: A Decade of Delusions and Disappointments: Italy and NATO in the 1960s. In: Wenger, Andreas – Nünlist, Christian – Locher, Anna (eds.): Transforming NATO in the Cold War: Challenges Beyond Deterrence in the 1960s. London, Routledge, 2007.


JARZABEK, Wanda: PRL w politycznych strukturach Układu Warszawskiego w latach 1955–1980. [The Polish People's Republic in the political structures of the Warsaw Pact, 1955–1980]. Warsaw, Instytut Studiów Politycznych PAN, 2008.

(In case you have a dilemma concerning formatting, please, follow the format used in our present bibliography.)

ALL publications from the journals, series and the bibliography below have already been included in the present version of our bibliography, so, please, do NOT include your works published in these publications.

CWIHP Bulletin

CWIHP Working papers series

CWIHP e-Dossier series

Journal of Cold War Studies

Cold War History

The Cambridge History of the Cold War. Vols. 1–3.

National Security Archive Briefing books

Selective Bibliography on the Cold War Alliances, Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (formerly: on NATO and the Warsaw Pact) Zurich–Washington D.C. compiled by Anna Locher and Cristian Nünlist, available at:

(with permission from PHP)


Please, feel free to share this invitation with any of your interested colleagues, including PhD candidates.  

Please, send your list to:

Valeria Simon SZLVÁSI, Ph.D. Candidate 

Research Coordinator 



We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Best wishes,

Csaba BÉKÉS, Ph.D. D.Sc.

Founding Director, Cold War History Research Center, Budapest,

Research Chair, Centre for Social Sciences, Institute for Political Science, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Professor of History, Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of International, Political and Regional Studies


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