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Effie Pedaliu

Effie G. H. Pedaliu is a Visiting Fellow at LSE IDEAS having previously held posts at LSE, KCL and UWE. 

She is the author of Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003). She is the co-editor of Britain in Global Affairs, Volume II, From Churchill to Blair, Palgrave/Macmillan (2013). Routledge will publish her book The Contemporary Mediterranean World in 2016.

Dr Pedaliu is a co-editor with John W. Young of the Palgrave/Macmillan book series, Security Conflict and Cooperation in the Contemporary World. The main themes of her work include American and British Cold War policy and strategy, European and Mediterranean security and politics, Human Rights in Southern Europe; European Integration; transatlantic relations.

Her articles have appeared in Diplomatic History, International History ReviewJournal of Contemporary History, Cold War History  and Diplomacy and Statecraft. She is a regular contributor to the Greek broadsheet Kathimerini on Sunday.

She is a member of the peer review college of the Arts and Humanities Research Council and a co-convenor of the International History Seminar (IHR). She received her PhD from the LSE in 1999.

Contact Effie: e.pedaliu@lse.ac.uk


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Blogs and Press

Books: Monographs

  • Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan Press Ltd, 2003).
  • Making of the Contemporary Mediterranean World: (London: Routledge, 2016), (forthcoming).

Books: Edited Collections

  • With John W. Young, (Guest Editors), Special Issue: Conflict, Security and the Cold War: Essays in Memory of Saki R. Dockrill, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 22, (1), March 2011.
  • With John W. Young and Michael Kandiah (eds), British Foreign Policy from Churchill to Blair, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, September 2013).
  • With John Fisher and Richard Smith (eds), The Foreign Office, Foreign Policy and Commerce, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, July 2016) (forthcoming).

Articles in Peer Reviewed Journals:

  • ‘Britain and the Reconstruction of the Post-Fascist Italian Armed Forces’, Cold War History, Vol. 2 (1), 2001;
  • ‘Britain and the ‘Hand-Over’ of Italian War Criminals to Yugoslavia, 1945-48’, Journal of Contemporary History, Vol. 39 (4), 2004;
  • ‘Truman, Eisenhower and the Mediterranean Cold War’, The Maghreb Review, Vol., 31 (1-2), 2006;
  • ‘Human Rights and Foreign Policy: Wilson and the Greek Dictators, 1967-1970’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 18, (1), March 2007;
  • “ ‘A Sea of Confusion’: The Mediterranean and Détente, 1969-1974’, Diplomatic History, Vol. 33 (4), September 2009;
  • ‘ “A Discordant Note”: NATO and the Greek Junta, 1967-74’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, Vol. 22 (1), March 2011;
  • ‘Transatlantic Relations at a Time When “More Flags” Meant “No European Flags”: The US, its European Allies and the War in Vietnam, 1964-1974’, International History Review, Vol. 35 (3), August 2013.

Chapters in Edited Collections:

  • 'Footnotes as an Expression of Distrust? The U.S. and the NATO “Flanks” in the Last Two Decades of the Cold War’, in Reinhild Kreis, Martin Klimke, and Christian Ostermann, ‘Trust, but Verify’: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969-1971, (Stanford University Press, November 2016).
  • ‘From a Democratic Void to the Lack of International Credibility: the International Community, International Security and the Greek Dictators’, Edited Volume: The Greek Dictatorship and the Restoration of Democracy (Athens: Publications of Hellenic Parliament Foundation, September 2016), [in Greek].
  • ‘Fault Lines in Post War Mediterranean and the ‘Birth of Southern Europe’, 1945-1979: An Overview’, in E. Calandri, D. Caviglia and A. Varsori (eds) Détente in Cold War Europe: Politics and Diplomacy in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, (London: I. B. Tauris, January 2016).
  • ‘'We were always realistic’: The Heath Government, the European Community and the Cold War in the Mediterranean, June 1970 - February 1974 in J. W. Young, E. G. H. Pedaliu and M. D. Kandiah, (eds): British Foreign Policy: From Churchill to Blair, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, September 2013).
  • ‘The Cold War in the Balkans and Southern Europe’, in Svetozar Rajak et al, The Balkans in the Cold War, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, December 2016, forthcoming).
  • ‘The Foreign Office, the Board of Trade and Anglo Italian Relations in the Aftermath of the Second World War’, in John Fisher, Effie Pedaliu and Richard Smith (eds), The Foreign Office, Foreign Policy and Commerce, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, December 2016), (forthcoming).