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Mastny Vojtech

1920 N. Ode Street
Arlington, Virginia 22209

Professeur d’histoire des relations internationales

Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security
Center for Security Studies
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
Zurich (since 1999)

Research Associate
Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies

Academic Positions

since 1990

  • National Security Archive at the George Washington University, Washington, DC (Senior Fellow, 1999-2007)
  • Johns Hopkins University Bologna Center (Professor of International Relations, Director of Research Institute, 1990-95)

Awards, Fellowships, Grants

since 1996

  • National Endowment for the Humanities research grant (2007-2009)
  • František Palacký Honorary Medal for Merit in the Historical Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (2007)
  • Doctorate honoris causa in the social sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium (2006)
  • Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, Senior Research Scholar (1999-2005), Fellow (1997-98)
  • George Louis Beer Prize, American Historical Association (1997)
  • Manfred Wörner Inaugural Fellow, NATO (1996-98)
  • Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Essen, (1996-98)
  • International Research and Exchanges Board, Washington, DC (1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2007).



  • The Cold War and Soviet Insecurity : The Stalin Years (New York : Oxford University Press, 1996 ; paperback 1997). 1997 George Louis Beer Prize of the American Historical Association.
    Italian edition , Il dittatore insicuro : Stalin e la guerra fredda (Milan : Corbaccio, 1998) ; paperback (Milan : Tascabili degli Editori Associati, 2003).
    Japanese edition , Reisen toha nann dattanoka : Sengoseijshi to Stalin [What Was the Cold War : The Stalin Years] (Tokyo : Kashiwashobo, 2000).
    Czech edition , Studená válka a sovětský pocit nejistoty, 1947-53 : Stalinova léta (Prague : Aurora, 2001).
    Chinese edition , 斯大林时期的冷战 与苏联的安全观 Si Dalin Shiqi de Lengzhan yu Sulian de Anquan Guan [Stalin’s Cold War and the Idea of Security of the Soviet Union] (Guilin : Guangxi Normal University Press, 2002).
    Polish edition , Stalin i zimna wojna : Sowieckie poczucie zagrożenia (Warsaw : Trio, 2006).
  • The Czechs under Nazi Rule : The Failure of National Resistance, 1939-1942 (New York and London : Columbia Univer¬sity Press, 1971). Clarke F. Ansley Award. Czech edition, Protektorát a osud českého odboje (Prague : Eurolex Bohemia, 2003).
  • Reassuring NATO : Eastern Europe, Russia, and the Western Alliance (Oslo : Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, 1997).
  • The Helsinki Process and the Reintegration of Europe, 1986-1991 : Analysis and Documentation (New York : New York University Press, 1992).
  • Russia’s Road to the Cold War : Diplomacy, Warfare, and the Politics of Communism 1941-45 (New York : Columbia Univer¬sity Press, 1979 ; paperback 1980). Selection of the Library of Political and International Affairs. German edition, Moskaus Weg zum Kalten Krieg (Munich : Oldenbourg, 1980).

Books Edited (since 2005)

  • (With Andreas Wenger and Christian Nuenlist), Origins of the European Security System : - The Helsinki Process Revisited, 1965-75 (London : Routledge, 2008).
  • (With Sven G. Holtsmark and Andreas Wenger), War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War : Threat Perceptions in the East and West (London : Routledge, 2006)
  • (With Malcolm Byrne), A Cardboard Castle ? An Inside History of the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991 (Budapest and New York : Central European University Press, 2005).
  • (With Sergio Ortino and Mitja Žagar), The Changing Faces of Federalism : Institutional Reconfiguration in Europe from East to West (Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2005).

Articles (since 2006)

  • “Eastern Europe and the Early Prospects for EC/EU and NATO Membership,” Cold War History, 9, no. 2 (May 2009) : 203–221.
  • “How Able Was ‘Able Archer’ ? Nuclear Trigger and Intelligence in Perspective,” Journal of Cold War Studies 11, no. 1 (Winter 2009) : 108-23
  • “For the Soul of a Historian : A Roundtable Discussion of Melvyn Leffler’s For the Soul of Mankind : The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War,” Passport 39, 2. (September 2008) : 29-30
  • “‘Able Archer’ : An der Schwelle zum Atomkrieg ?” in Krisen im Kalten Krieg, ed, Bernd Greiner, Christian Th. Müller. and Dierk Walter (Hamburg : Hamburger Edition, 2008), pp. 505-22.
  • “The Warsaw Pact : An Alliance in Search of a Purpose,” in NATO and the Warsaw Pact : Intrabloc Conflicts, ed. Mary Ann Heiss and S. Victor Papacosma (Kent : Kent State University Press, 2008), pp. 141-60.
  • (With Andreas Wenger), “New Perspectives on the Origins of the CSCE Process,” in Origins of the European Security System : The Helsinki Process Revisited, 1965-75, ed. Andreas Wenger, Vojtech Mastny, and Christian Nuenlist (London : Routledge, 2008), pp. 3-22
  • “The 1963 Nuclear Test Ban Treaty : A Missed Opportunity for Détente ?” Journal of Cold War Studies 10, no. 1 (Winter 2008) : 3-25.
  • “Soviet Policy and the Military Side of Détente,” in Säkerhetspolitik och historia : Essäer om stormaktspolitiken och Norden under sjuttio år. Vänbok till Krister Wahlbäck [Security Policy and History : Essays on Great Power Politics and the North since the 1930´s in Honor of Krister Wahlbäck], ed. Mats Bergquist and Alf.W.Johansson (Stockholm : Hjalmarson & Högberg, 2007), pp. 263-84.
  • “Why Did the Cold War End Peacefully ? The Importance of Europe,” Historically Speaking [Boston] 9, no. 2 (September/October 2007) : 8-10.
  • “The Elusive Détente : Stalin’s Successors and the West,” in The Cold War after Stalin’s Death : A Missed Opportunity for Peace ?, ed. Klaus Larres and Kenneth Osgood (Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2006), pp. 3-26.
  • “On the Soviet Side, “ in Michael Herman, J. Kenneth McDonald, and Vojtech Mastny, Did Intelligence Matter in the Cold War ? (Oslo : Norwegian Institute for Defence Studies, 2006), pp. 57-69.
  • “Imagining War in Europe : Soviet Strategic Planning,” in War Plans and Alliances in the Cold War : Threat Perceptions in the East and West, ed. Vojtech Mastny, Sven G.. Holtsmark, and Andreas Wenger (London : Routledge, 2006), pp. 15-45.

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