Spohr, Kristina


Dr Kristina Spohr  

Department

Position held

Department of International History

Associate Professor

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Dr Spohr Readman's main research interests lie in the international history of Germany since 1945; twentieth-century Baltic and Finnish history in the international context; post-Cold War security developments(especially NATO).

Her current research area is Bonn between Ost- and Westpolitik, 1969-1990; International Law and Western non-recognition policies of Baltic annexation into the Soviet Union, 1945-1991; Britain, German unification and the end of the Cold War; theory and practice of contemporary history.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Russia; Baltic States; Europe; Germany; Finland

Languages:

Finnish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; German [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Has written for mainstream pressTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 7103

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6174

Publications

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2013

Spohr, Kristina (2013) Helmut Schmidt and the shaping of Western security in the late 1970s: the Guadeloupe summit of 1979 The International History Review. ISSN 0707-5332

2011

Palmowski, Jan and Spohr Readman, Kristina (2011) Speaking truth to power: contemporary history in the twenty-first century Journal of Contemporary History, 46 (3). 485-505 . ISSN 0022-0094

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2011) Precedent-setting or precluded?: the ‘NATO enlargement question’ in the triangular Bonn–Washington–Moscow diplomacy of 1990/1991 and beyond

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2011) Conflict and cooperation in intra-alliance nuclear politics: Western Europe, America and the genesis of Nato's dual-track decision, 1977-1979 Journal of Cold War Studies, 13 (2). 39-89. ISSN 1531-3298

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2011) Contemporary history in Europe: from mastering national pasts to the future of writing the world Journal of Contemporary History, 46 (3). 506-530. ISSN 0022-0094

2010

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2010) Germany and the politics of the neutron bomb, 1975-1979 Diplomacy and Statecraft, 21 (2). 259-285. ISSN 0959-2296

2009

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2009) West Germany and the Baltic question during the cold war In: Hiden, John and Made, Vahur and Smith, David.J., (eds.) The Baltic Question During the Cold War . Cold war history. Routledge, New York, USA, 100-133. ISBN 9780415569347

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2009) Between political rhetoric and realpolitik calculations: western diplomacy and the baltic independence struggle in the Cold War endgame In: Hiden, John and Made, Vahur and Smith, David.J, (eds.) The Baltic Question During the Cold War . Cold war history. Routledge, New York, USA, 156-188. ISBN 9780415569347

2008

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2008) Memoranda In: Dobson, Miriam and Ziemann, Benjamin, (eds.) Reading Primary Sources: the Interpretation of Texts From 19th and 20th Century History. Routledge, Abingdon, UK; New York, USA. ISBN 9780415429566

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2008) The Baltic states In: van Dijk, Ruud and Gray, William Glen and Savranskaya, Svetlana and Suri, Jeremi and Zhai, Qiang, (eds.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Routledge, London, UK, 62-65. ISBN 9780415975155

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2008) International reactions to Soviet disintegration: the case of the Baltic States In: Bozo, Frederic and Rey, Marie-Pierre and Ludlow, N. Piers and Nuti, Leopoldo, (eds.) Europe and the End of the Cold War: a Reppraisal. Cold War series (19). Routledge, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780415449038

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2008) German unification In: van Dijk, Ruud and Gray, William Glen and Savranskaya, Svetlana and Suri, Jeremi and Zhai, Qiang, (eds.) Encyclopedia of the Cold War. Routledge, London, UK, 352-353. ISBN 9780415975155

2007

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2007) The Baltic question in West German politics, 1949-90 Journal of Baltic Studies, 38 (2). 153-178. ISSN 0162-9778

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2007) Finland and the Baltic states, 1914-1945 In: Gerwarth, Robert, (ed.) Twisted Paths: Europe, 1914-1945. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 271-296. ISBN 9780199281855

2006

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2006) National interests and the power of “language” : West German diplomacy and the CSCE, 1972-1975 Journal of Strategic Studies, 29 (6). 1077-1120. ISSN 0140-2390

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2006) Between political rhetoric and realpolitik calculations: Western diplomacy and the Baltic independence struggle in the Cold War endgame Cold War History, 6 (1). 1-42. ISSN 1468-2745

2004

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2004) Germany and the Baltic problem after the cold war: the development of a new Ostpolitik, 1989-2000 1st, Frank Cass Publishers, Southgate. ISBN 0714655155

Spohr Readman, Kristina, ed (2004) Building effective and sustainable military capabilities: a systemic comparison of professional and conscript forces NATO science series, 45. IOS Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ISBN 9781586034535

Hendrickson, Ryan C and Spohr Readman, Kristina (2004) From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Bush's NATO enlargement White House Studies, 4 (3). 319-336. ISSN 1535-4768

2002

Spohr Readman, Kristina (2002) The politics of NATO enlargement: problems, prospects and visions In: Hitchens, Theresa and Valasek, Tomas, (eds.) Growing Pains: the Debate on the Next Road of Nato Enlargement. CDI, Washington DC, USA, 101-125.

2000

Spohr, Kristina (2000) German unification: between official history, academic scholarship, and political memoirs Historical Journal, 43 (3). 869-888. ISSN 0018-246X


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