The United States and the Soviet Union in the United Nations, 1945-1965
Ilya V. Gaiduk
"Gaiduk, former research fellow at the Institute of World History in Moscow who died unexpectedly in 2011, wrote an interesting history of US-Soviet relations in the UN from 1945 to 1965 . . . Recommended."—D. J. Dunn, Choice
"Specialists on Soviet-American relations and international relations more generally will find it enhances and refines their understanding of US and Soviet policies toward the United Nations."—David Foglesong, H-Net
"This volume picks up on familiar threads synthesizes them, embellishes them with excellent materials from Soviet sources, and presents them clearly."—Mel Leffler, University of Virginia
"Gaiduk's research into the off-limits Soviet archives represents an original contribution to a better understanding of US-Soviet tensions at the UN."—Stephen Schlesinger, author of Act of Creation
Copublished with the Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Divided Together studies US and Soviet policy toward the United Nations during the first two decades of the Cold War. It sheds new light on a series of key episodes, beginning with the prehistory of the UN, an institution that aimed to keep the Cold War cold.
Gaiduk employs previously secret Soviet files on UN policy, greatly expanding the evidentiary basis for studying the world organization. His analysis of Soviet and US tactics and behavior, covering a series of international controversies over security and crisis resolution, reveals how the rivals tried to use the UN to gain leverage over each other during the institution's critical early years.
History — United States
History — European
Politics — International Relations
Series link: Cold War International History Project
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