Introduction to Strategic Studies/Cold War

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part of Strategic Studies

"The superpowers often behave like two heavily armed blind men feeling their way around a room, each believing himself in mortal peril from the other, whom he assumes to have perfect vision."
Henry Kissinger, Diplomat.


An introduction to the causes and effects of the bipolar struggle between the USSR and the USA.


This will introduce you to the issue and the questions to be posed in the class.


Required Readings[edit]

Optional Readings[edit]

Please read two articles from the following list by different authors, minimum, before beginning this class lecture:



Briefly introduce the project(s) and how they fit with the learning material. Give any tips on the projects that need to be stated prior to opening the project (especially if the contents are supposed to be a bit of a surprise)
Cold War Project


This will detail what has been learned and encourage you to add feedback to this page from your own experiences from the project.