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Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs, Middle Eastern Studies program present:

Paul Chamberlin, Associate Professor, Department of History, Columbia University

The Cold War's Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace

Although the Cold War is often remembered as a Long Peace, the half-century between 1945 and 1990 witnessed an almost unending series of brutal conflicts in the postcolonial world that killed some 20 million people. Historian Paul Thomas Chamberlin seeks to explain where, when, and why these conflicts occurred by focusing on the deadliest theater of the superpower struggle, which stretched from Manchuria along the southern rim of Asia to the shores of the Mediterranean. Seven out of every ten people killed during the Cold War era died in these lands.

Paul Thomas Chamberlin is Associate Professor of History at Columbia University. His new book, The Cold War’s Killing Fields: Rethinking the Long Peace will be published by HarperCollins in July 2018. His first book, The Global Offensive: The United States, Palestine Liberation Organization, and the Making of the Post-Cold War Order was published by Oxford University Press in 2012.

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