This subject examines the history of international relations from 1945. It concentrates on the origins, development and resolution of the Cold War in Europe and Asia and subsequent developments in global politics. Topics include the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the Cuban missile crisis, the external relations of China, and the post-September 2001 'war on terror'. The subject also introduces the principal traditions and theories of international relations and approaches to writing international history.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Not available to students who have completed HST-3023, HST302, or POL212.
- Theory of international relations - Historiography of post-1945 international history - The origins of the Cold War - The Korean War and cold war in Asia - The Cuban missile crisis - The Vietnam War - Detente and its aftermath - The end of the Cold War and the fall of the Soviet empire - The 'new world order' of the 1990s - China and the world - The post-September 2001 'war on terror'
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