Historian Timothy Nunan takes us to Cold War Afghanistan—where Soviet and European rivalry played out not through tanks and guns, but through opposing ideas about international development and humanitarian aid.
Related readings and references
- Guest Timothy Nunan’s new book: Humanitarian Invasion: Global Development in Cold War Afghanistan
- Jeremy Friedman on Soviet outreach to the Third World: Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World
- Alessandro Iandolo's works on Soviet Cold War development in North Africa and West Africa
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