Russia and America: A Very Special Relationship

Explore the special bilateral relationship between Russia and the USA from World War I to today. A relationship which has cycled between periods of cooperation and confrontation.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia, Polity Press, 2017;
  • Kenez, Peter, A History of the Soviet Union from the Beginning to the End, 2nd Ed., Cambridge University Press, 2006;
  • Tsygankov, Andrei, Russia And America: The Asymmetric Rivalry, Polity Press, 2019.

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Introduction
  • Russia & America during World War I;
  • The USA and Russia as Allies in the Second World War;
  • Rivalry during the Cold War;
  • Russia & America from the ‘End of Communism’ to today;

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Develop a better understanding of the complex history of the Russian and American relationship.
  2. Gain an awareness of the variety of ways historians approach the past.
$145 Limited / $131

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12 Mar

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