Home > IDEAS > Events > Individual Events > 2017 > The Balkans in the Cold War: Book Launch Discussion
How to contact us

Connect with IDEAS:

9th floor, Towers 1 & 3
Clement's Inn
London, WC2A 2AZ

Tel: (+44) 020 7849 4918
Email : ideas@lse.ac.uk

Twitter  Facebook  LI 

The Balkans in the Cold War: Book Launch Discussion


The new edited volume ‘Balkans in the Cold War’ contains 16 contributions from renowned experts and scholars on how the global Cold War manifested in the Balkans.

The book covers five key themes:

  • the nascent Cold War
  • region’s uneasy relations with the Superpowers
  • military alliances
  • the role of ideology, culture and identity
  • and the dilemmas the Balkans faced in the 1970s and the 1980s.

At this event the editors on these themes, with introductory comments by Professor Arne Westad and Dr Vesselin Dimitrov.


  • Arne Westad, Harvard
  • Vesselin Dimitrov, LSE
  • Svetozar Rajak, Associate Professor of International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Evanthis Hatzivassiliou is Professor of Post-war History at the University of Athens, Greece.
  • Konstantina E. Botsiou is Associate Professor in Modern History and International Politics at the University of the Peloponnese in Greece.

Listen to the podcast


Cold War Studies Project