The era of the Westphalian world order has passed. But the hope associated with its ending that the phenomenon of war will disappear (as it is no longer an acceptable political instrument) was erroneous. The clashes we see today in Syria, Yemen or Libya look like a return to the Thirty Years’ War.
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The volume is focused on taking stock of approaches to empire in Russian and Polish historiographies as well as to the exploration of the role of empire in the history of international relations.
The author explores the establishment of Russian-Spanish relations in the beginning of the XVIII century, based on the initiative of Peter I, and traces the role of the Russian envoy, S.D. Golitsyn in their development.
The collection includes articles that explore U.S. foreign policy and the UK in the period between the two world wars and after the Second World War.
Materials placed in interuniversity collection , dedicated to the history of international relations, foreign policy and diplomacy of the imperialist powers since the beginning of the XX century. until the end of 1950-s, as well as the leading trends in the development of bourgeois historical thought. Much attention is paid to the analysis of the main directions of U.S. foreign policy. Article written on a wide range of original sources , contain new scientific data . University professors , graduate students , historians and anyone interested in the history of international relations and problems of historiography.
In 1922 a group of Americans moved from the Pacific Northwest to Soviet Russia to settle an agricultural commune they called Seattle. The Seattle Commune was one among many enterprises founded by foreign sympathizers in the new Soviet republic. All these communes faced obstacles and most collapsed by the end of the decade. In contrast, Seattle persisted as a commune, lasting from 1939 to 1991 as a collective farm. Scholars have argued that the success of foreign communes hinged on their members' ideological commitment to the Soviet cause. Using correspondence, archival documents, and journalistic accounts from the United States and Russia, this case study of the Seattle Commune's early years argues that material factors mattered as much as ideology for the survival of Soviet agricultural communes. Commune members wanted to build a communist future but also envisioned prosperity for themselves and their communities as an element of this future.