International Relations Since 1945 provides a comprehensive introduction to global political history since World War II. The text has been comprehensively updated to cover the period between 2001 and 2012. Discussing the World Trade Center bombing and concluding with the run-up to the 2012 US presidential elections, a new final section outlines broad developments including the changing world order and the global financial crisis. Three new chapters look at terrorism, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the rise of major new powers, including China. Student learning is supported by a range of helpful learning features, including biographies of key figures and chronologies of events.
Keywords:international relations, political history, World Trade Center bombing, world order, financial crisis, terrorism, war, Iraq, Afghanistan
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- Part I The Origins and Development of the Cold War, 1945–53
- Part II Cold War: Crises and Change, 1953–63
- Part III The Cold War of Peaceful Coexistence and the Rise of Multipolarity, 1963–71
- Part IV The Détente Era, 1972–80
- Part V From Confrontation to Communist Collapse, 1981–9
- Part VI The Post-Cold War World, 1990–2000
- Part VII The Age of Instability and Conflict: Terror, Economic Chaos, and Political Change, 2001–11
- Part VIII The Age of Uncertainty: Chaos and Confusion in a Globalized World, 2011–18