Iscussion theme: To what extent was Britains decline linked to the Cold War? the extent of Britain s responsibility for the Cold War.

1、Discussion theme: To what extent was Britains decline linked to the Cold War? the extent of Britain s responsibility for the Cold War.

2、The word count should be 2700-2800.

3、Could you please try to finish it by Tuesday evening (11th Nov)? Cause I need to hand it in in Wed morning. In that case, I could read it through in advance.

Thanks a lot!
Anne Deighton, Great Britain and the Cold War from World War II to Suez”, Cambridge History of the Cold War, Vol. I (CUP, forthcoming)

Kevin Ruane and James Ellison, Managing the Americans: Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan and the Pursuit of Power-by-Proxy in the 1950s ”, Contemporary British History, 18(3) 2004 Autumn, 147-167

Kevin Ruane, SEATO, MEDO, AND THE BAGHDAD PACT: ANTHONY EDEN, BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY AND THE COLLECTIVE DEFENSE OF SOUTHEAST ASIA AND THE MIDDLE EAST, 1952 1955”, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 16(1) (March 2005): 169-199

Qiang Zhai, Tibet and Chinese-British-American Relations in the Early 1950s”, JCWS, 8(3) (Summer 2006): 34-53

Michael Middeke, Anglo-American Nuclear Weapons Cooperation After the Nassau Conference: The British Policy of Interdependence”, JCWS, 2(2) (Spring 2000): 69-596

These above documents are attached in the order form.



Two books:

David Reynolds, Great Britain, in David Reynolds, ed., Origins of the Cold War in Europe: International Perspectives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)

Richard J. Aldrich, The hidden hand : Britain, America and Cold War secret intelligence (London : John Murray, 2001)

Iscussion theme: To what extent was Britains decline linked to the Cold War? the extent of Britain s responsibility for the Cold War.

Britain was probably the Western great power that saw its position most changed during the Cold War. In 1945, Britain was one of three major powers in the victorious alliance. By the late 1950s the countrys significance in international affairs had been massively diminished. You may wish to consider these questions: to what extent was Britains decline linked to the Cold War? How close was the British-American relationship by the end of the 1950s? What was most important for Britain s Cold War policies between 1945 and 1950: preserving the empire or allying with the United States? and consider the extent of Britain s responsibility for the Cold War.

Please be sure the argument of the essay must be very very clear!!

Focus and range: It needs to be focused on and answering the question posed. Solid paragraphs, each of which is a sub-argument and contributed to the overall thesis. The sub-arguments sould be supported by facts, quotations, etc.

Structure and coherence: Clear introduction and solid paragraphs structure an introduction, where you present an answer and summarize the existing debate, a body where you develop the answer, and a conclusion. Facts must be presented in proper context, and necessary explanation of how they fit into the subject of the paper.

Avoid narrative. Concentrate on the Depth of analysis and quality of arguments.

Use Havard style.
I will attach some reading articles later.

Also, please try to refer the books below, they are quite good sources which are indicated by my school. Thanks.

Books:
David Reynolds, Great Britain, in David Reynolds, ed., Origins of the Cold War in Europe: International Perspectives (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1994)

John W. Young, Winston Churchills Last Campaign: Britain and the Cold War, 1951-1956 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996)

Klaus Larres, Churchills Cold War: the Politics of Personal Diplomacy (New Haven : Yale University Press, 2002)

Anne Deighton, ed., Britain and the first cold war (Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989)

Alan S. Milward, The rise and fall of a national strategy, 1945-1963 (London: Frank Cass, 2002)

Peter Weiler, British Labour and the Cold War (Stanford : Stanford University Press, 1988)

Nigel J. Ashton, Kennedy, Macmillan, and the Cold War : the irony of interdependence (New York : Palgrave, 2002)

Nigel J. Ashton, Eisenhower, Macmillan, and the problem of Nasser: Anglo-American relations and Arab nationalism, 1955-59 (Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1996)

Saki Dockrill, Britain s retreat from east of Suez : the choice between Europe and the world, 1945-1968 (New York : Palgrave, 2002)

Richard J. Aldrich, The hidden hand : Britain, America and Cold War secret intelligence (London : John Murray, 2001)