The Journal of Cold War Studies

Journal of Cold War Studies 1.2, Spring 1999

Contents

Articles

    Kramer, Mark.
  • The Early Post-Stalin Succession Struggle and Upheavals in East-Central Europe: Inernal-External Linkages in Soviet Policy Making (Part 2)
    Subject Headings:
    • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985.
    • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Eastern.
    • Beriia, L. P. (Lavrentii Pavlovich), 1899-1953.
    Abstract:
      Part 2 of this three-part article discusses the aftermath of the June 1953 East German uprising, particularly the arrest on 26 June of Lavrentii Beria, who until then had been one of the most powerful figures in Moscow. Beria's arrest came not because of any high-level disagreements about policy, but simply because Beria's rivals wanted to remove him from the post-Stalin succession struggle. Newly released documents shed valuable light on the plot against Beria, which was intricate and extremely risky, yet ultimately successful.
    Wohlforth, William Curti, 1959-
  • A Certain Idea of Science: How International Relations Theory Avoids Reviewing the Cold War
    Subject Headings:
    • International relations.
    • Cold War -- Historiography.
    Abstract:
      So far, scholars of international politics have displayed relatively little inclination to use new evidence from Cold War-era archives to test their theories and generalizations. This indifference is unfortunate. The new archival evidence and memoirs can--and should--provide a reality check for theoretical debates. It is time for students of international relations to recognize the crucial link between historical explanation and theoretical propositions.
    Carafano, James Jay, 1955-
  • Mobilizing Europe's Stateless: America's Plan for a Cold War Army
    Subject Headings:
    • Refugees -- Europe -- International cooperation.
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe, Western.
    • Europe, Western -- Foreign relations -- United States.
    Abstract:
      When World War II ended, millions of refugees were left in Europe, unable or unwilling to return to their former homes. A number of leading U.S. officials wanted to form an armed Volunteer Freedom Corps out of these displaced groups. The corps would have supplemented--and perhaps eventually replaced--U.S. troops stationed in Europe. American officials favored the plan because they believed it would reduce the U.S. military burden, alleviate the refugee crisis, and provide a bulwark against Soviet expansion. The proposal was never implemented, however, because of objections from West European governments. The recurring episode illustrated the tensions within NATO during the Cold War.
    Snyder, Timothy.
  • "To Resolve the Ukrainian Question Once and for All": The Ethnic Cleansing of Ukrainians in Poland, 1943-1947
    Subject Headings:
    • Ukrainians -- Poland -- Relocation.
    • Poles -- Ukraine -- Relocation.
    • Forced migration -- Poland.
    Abstract:
      The complicated and violent interactions between Ukrainians and Poles during and after World War II have been the subject of competing Ukrainian and Polish historical interpretations. This article sifts through the historical evidence to determine why Ukrainian and Polish memories of that period are so much at odds. The fate of the contested territories of Eastern Galicia and Volhynia was decided ultimately by the Soviet Union, which imposed new borders on Poland. Once those borders had been established, the transfer of Poles from the newly enlarged Soviet Ukraine and the forced removal of Ukrainians from eastern Poland consolidated an "ethnically cleansed" postwar order.

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