The Cold War as Cooperation

The Cold War as Cooperation

This project examined superpower relations during the Cold War as a cooperative effort in order to illuminate the constraints and opportunities that will influence possible superpower cooperation in the future. Defining cooperation as behaviors that acknowledge that compromise solutions to conflict are preferable to war, a group of political scientists and area specialists reexamined U.S.-U.S.S.R. relations in Eastern and Western Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Resulting Publication

  • The Cold War as Cooperation: Superpower Cooperation in Regional Conflict Management, ed. Roger E. Kanet and Edward A. Kolodziej. London: Macmillan Press Ltd. and Washington, D.C.: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991. (out of print)

Project Data

  • PROJECT DATE: 1989-1991
  • PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS: Edward Kolodziej and Roger Kanet (both from University of Illinois)
  • SOURCE OF FUNDING: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • COLLABORATING ORGANIZATION: Midwest Consortium for International Security Studies


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