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The Cold War and After, Expanded Edition

Prospects for Peace


The Cold War and After presents a collection of well-reasoned arguments selected from the journal International Security on the causes of the Cold War and the effect of its aftermath on the peaceful coexistence of European states. This new edition includes all of the material from the first edition, plus four new articles: The Unipolar Illusion: Why New Great Powers Will Rise, Christopher Layne; International Primacy: Is the Game Worth the Candle? Robert Jervis; Why International Primacy Matters, Samuel P. Huntington; and International Relations Theory and the End of the Cold War, John Lewis Gaddis.Sean M. Lynn-Jones is Managing Editor of International Security. Steven E. Miller is Director of Studies at the Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University.

About the Editors

Sean M. Lynn-Jones is Editor of International Security, the International Security Program's quarterly journal. He is also series editor of the Belfer Center Studies in International Security, the Program's book series that is published by MIT Press.

Steven E. Miller is director of the International Security Program at the Belfer Center.


“"A thoughtful and timely analysis of the post-World War II international system; [the book] articulates the themes behind the Cold War in a concise format... a good introductory work for both scholars and general readers." Academic Library Book Review”
"The Cold War and After is the best guide to the crucial debate on the post-Cold War security environment. The book is a must for scholars and will be of great value to students and teachers of international relations." Stephen M. Walt , University of Chicago”