Rajak, Svetozar

Dr Svetozar Rajak  

Department

Position held

Associate Professor

 

Academic Director

 

Experience keywords:

Balkans; Cold War; Eastern Europe; communism; non-alignment; socialism; third world

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Dr Rajak's research interests are in twentieth century international history, in particular the Cold War, the history of the Balkans, Eastern Europe and the making of the post Cold War international system.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Balkans; Bosnia; Croatia; Eastern Europe; Kosovo; Macedonia; Montenegro; Russia; Serbia; Slovenia; Soviet Union; ex-Yugoslavia

Languages:

Bulgarian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; French [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Macedonian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Fluent]; Russian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Serbo-Croat [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Slovene [Spoken: Basic, Written: Intermediate]

Media experience:

Radio; TV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6178

LSE email:

s.rajak@lse.ac.uk

Publications

2017

Rajak, Svetozar (2017) From regional role to global undertakings: Yugoslavia in the early Cold War In: Rajak, Svetozar and Botsiou, K. E. and Karamouzi, Eirini and Hatzivassiliou, E., (eds.) The Balkans in the Cold War. Security, conflict and cooperation in the contemporary world. Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, UK, 65-86. ISBN 9781137439017

Rajak, S. and Botsiou, K. E. and Karamouzi, E. and Hatzivassiliou, E., eds (2017) The Balkans in the Cold War Security, conflict and cooperation in the contemporary world. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK. ISBN 9781137439017

2016

Pechatnov, Vladimir and Rajak, Svetozar (2016) British-Soviet relations in the Cold War, 1943-1953 documentary evidence project British-Soviet Relations in the Cold War, 1943-1953 Documentary Evidence Project (1 Jul 2016) other

2015

Rajak, Svetozar (2015) "Companions in misfortune": from passive neutralism to active un-commitment – the critical role of Yugoslavia In: Bott, Sandra and Hanhimäki, Jussi M. and Schaufelbuehl, Janick and Wyss, Marco, (eds.) Neutrality and Neutralism in the Global Cold War: Between or Within the Blocs?. Cold War history. Routledge, Abingdon, UK, 72-89.

2014

Rajak, Svetozar (2014) No bargaining chips, no spheres of interest: the Yugoslav origins of Cold War non-alignment Journal of Cold War Studies, 16 (1). 146-179. ISSN 1520-3972

2012

Rajak, Svetozar (2012) Yugoslavia and the Cuban missile crisis: documents from the foreign ministry archives in Belgrade The Cold War International History Project Bulletin (17/18). 591-614.

Westad, Odd. Arne and Chubarian, Alexandr and Pechatnov, Vladimir and Rajak, Svetozar, eds (2012) British – Soviet relations in the Cold War, 1945-1964 http://www.britac.ac.uk/index.cfm. British Academy/ Russian Academy, London, UK; Moscow, Russia. (In Press)

2010

Rajak, Svetozar (2010) The Cold War in the Balkans, 1945-1956 In: Leffler, Melvyn P. and Westad, Odd Arne, (eds.) The Cambridge History of the Cold War: Volume I, Origins. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 198-220. ISBN 9780521837194

Rajak, Svetozar (2010) Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union in the early Cold War: reconciliation, comradeship, confrontation, 1953-57 Cold War history. Routledge, London, UK. ISBN 9780415380744

2005

Rajak, Svetozar (2005) In search of a life outside the two blocs: Yugoslavia's road to non-alignment In: Dimic, Ljubodrag, (ed.) Great Powers and Small Countries in Cold War, 1945-1955. University of Belgrade, Archives of Serbia and Montenegro and SD Public, Belgrade, Serbia. ISBN 8680099082

Rajak, Svetozar (2005) Auf der Suche nach einem Leben außerhalb der beiden Blöcke: Jugoslawiens Weg in die Blockfreiheit In: Geppert, Dominik and Wengst, Udo, (eds.) Neutralität- Chance Oder Chimäre?: Konzepte des Dritten Weges Für Deutschland und Die Welt, 1945-1990. Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag, München, Germany, 155-176. ISBN 9783486577020

2001

Rajak, Svetozar (2001) The Tito - Khrushchev correspondence, 1954 Cold War International History Bulletin (12-13). 315-324. ISSN 1071-9652

2000

Rajak, Svetozar (2000) Yugoslav-Soviet relations and the Hungarian crisis in 1956 Isotija 20 Veka (2). 83-98. ISSN 0352-3160

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