Rajak, Svetozar

Dr Svetozar Rajak  


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


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

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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


James, Deborah and Rajak, Dinah (2014) Debt or savings? Of migrants, mines and money In: Rankin-Smith, Fiona and Phillips, Laura and Delius, Peter, (eds.) A long way home: migrant worker worlds 1800-2014. Wits University Press, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 9871868147670


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)


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


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


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


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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