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Arne Westad

Appointment
S.T. Lee Professor of U.S.-Asia Relations
Office Address
124 Mount Auburn St. 200N-256
617-494-8157
Westad, Arne. "The Balkans: A Cold War Mystery." The Balkans in the Cold War. Ed. Svetozar Rajak et al.. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

Abstract

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.