Miscarriages of Revisionist Analysis of the Cold War

This paper attempts to make an analysis of the Cold War revisionism through which it will make a critical appraisal of how revisionist historians interpret the Cold War struggle between the US and the Soviet Union. Though now established as a specific episode in history, the Cold War has always been a subject of intense debate among historians, political scientists as well as scholars of International Relations throughout the past half century, not only for its historical significance in shaping the fate of humanity throughout the “short twentieth century”, but also for comprehending the subsequent political repercussions of its end. Therefore, discussing and thus understanding the Cold War and the debates on it is not only a venture in a historical kind, but such an undertaking seems to provide invaluable insights to understand the contemporary international rivalries and to predict the possible outcomes and prospective evolution of them. This comes to mean that for diagnosing the underlying reasons and forms of the contemporary rivalries within the newly-emerging international order, the task is to reveal to what extent the principles and forms of international rivalries diverge or resemble those of the Cold War international order. In order to make such an assessment, there is an urgent need to make a ground-clearing in our understanding of the Cold War. This study posits itself as a part of such venture.
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T. Akdan, “Miscarriages of Revisionist Analysis of the Cold War,” presented at the Thinking Beyond Capitalism, Belgrade, Sırbistan, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/73590.