What role was the BBC to play if the cold war became hot? For the first time, the corporation has given detailed access to its plans for a Wartime Broadcasting Service following a nuclear attack. Paul Reynolds reveals its secrets.
One of the most brilliant intellectuals of his age, Isaiah Berlin voiced impeccably liberal views. Yet were his political beliefs compromised by some unsavoury associations?
In May 1991, just a few months after German reunification, I took a train from Berlin to Magdeburg in the heart of the old GDR or East Germany. I...
Geoffrey Roberts explains when and why the Cold War began.
The crisis in Ukraine has revealed to the world the divisions that exist throughout Europe about how the Second World War is remembered. Gareth Pritchard and Desislava Gancheva look at the controversial debate around wartime collaboration.
British academic interest in post-colonial South Asia has long lacked the rigour found in works dedicated to the region and its people prior to...
This is one of the better books on the end of the Cold War. Unlike many American accounts, it is not – at least until its very last paragraph –...
In 1961, rattled by Soviet advances in space, President John F. Kennedy declared that, within a decade, the United States would land a man on the Moon. David Baker tells the story of how it took the US Air Force to change NASA and make the dream a reality.
Geoffrey Chandler analyses the complex pattern of reasons why Greece became the arena where the first violent post-war trial of strength took place between Communism and the West.