Alpha History: Cold War propaganda
Journal of Cold War Studies: Hearts and minds - The unconventional Cold War
Journal of Cold War Studies: Soviet youth mobilisation and the Cuban Missile Crisis
University of Virginia dissertation: Defending a way of life - American propaganda and the Cold War 1945-1959
E-International Relations: US propaganda and the cultural cold war
Check the chapter on the Arms Race.
Effectivology: Brinkmanship: Walking On the Edge as a Strategic Decision
McCarthyism - Political repression and the fear of communism (Social Research)
McCarthyism - Interpretations since Hofstadter (Wisconsin Magazine of History)
The Petrov Affair (Museum of Australian Democracy)
Congratulations on actions towards Mrs Petrov - Letter to Prime Minister Robert Menzies (PRIMARY SOURCE: National Archives of Australia)
Communism as a hanging offence in the cold war in Australia 1950-1953 (Journal of Australian Studies)
How the Communist Party of Australia built a mass movement (Jacobin Magazine -Socialist Party)
How blind devotion to the Soviets put an end to communism’s Australian heyday (Sydney Morning Herald)
First Communist MLA - Paterson wins Bowen (The Guardian)
How Australia failed to destroy Communism (Ausltralian Society for the Sudy of Labour History)
PRIMARY SOURCE: The Communist Party Dissolution Bill 1950 (Australian National University Archives)
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McCarthyism and the Red Scare - Accessed via History Reference Centre database.
Ebook: McCarthyism and the Communist Threat
Provides an absorbing overview of Senator Joseph McCarthy and his anti-Communist "witch hunts" of the 1950s. Also explores the ways in which the McCarthy era shaped the trajectory of American politics and culture for decades to come.
New World Encyclopedia: Soviet-Afghan War
Guide to Russia.com: Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan
BBC News: Timeline - Soviet War in Afghanistan
The Soviet War in Afghanistan - History or Harbinger of Future War?
George Washington University: Afghanistan - Lessons From the Last War
Note where it says 'Jump to Documents' - this will take you to valuable primary source material.
Afghanistan: Anatomy of a Soviet Failure - Primary source, accessed via JSTOR database.
HistoryOrb.com: The Collapse of the Soviet Union
BBC: Reform, Coup and Collapse - the End of the Soviet State
Cold War Museum: The Fall of the Soviet Union
BBC - History: Reform, Coup and Collapse - The End of the Soviet State
Tomball College: The Fall of The Soviet Union - Whys and Wherefores
San Jose State University: The Economic Collapse of the Soviet Union
(Good general introduction & overview of espionage)
Spyweb – Cambridge Spies & other spies
Wikipedia: US - CIA
YouTube: O.S.S. - U.S. - (O.S.S. later became CIA
Spy agencies, intelligence operations, and the people behind them
Includes both KGB and CIA.
Google search: Spy rings in Australia
Google search: Israel – Mossad
Google search: Soviet Union & KGB
Google search: Britain - MI5 & MI6 - (M.I.5 handles domestic espionage and M.I.6 handles espionage abroad. Includes Roger Hollis)
Kim Philby (cryptonym: Stanley), Donald Duart Maclean (cryptonym: Homer), Guy Burgess (cryptonym: Hicks) and Anthony Blunt (cryptonym: Johnson); John Cairncross.
The Times: How MI5 spent 18 years hunting the spy it had already caught - Good article
Cambridge Spies | How Philby, Burgess, Maclean, Blunt and Cairncross were unmasked - Includes broadcast links
The Education Forum: The Cambridge Spy Ring: its creation, significance, and effects on Britain and the West
Look through the History databases above under 'Central Intelligence Agency' or 'C.I.A.'. There are many sources here!
Accessed via Gale E-books database. By Judson Knight, at https://go.gale.com/ps/start.do?p=GVRL&u=61book02.
Accessed via Modern History database. By Combs, Cindy C., and Martin W. Slann. 2007. By Infobase publishers. https://online.infobase.com/HRC/Browse/Product/3
Accessed via Modern World History database. By Combs, Cindy C., and Martin W. Slann. “Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). 2007. https://online.infobase.com/HRC/Browse/Product/3
Accessed via Gale E-books database. By Hugh Wilford,
Professor of History, California State University, Long Beach USA, at
PhD. thesis submitted for approval.
Accessed via JSTOR database. Very long document with lots of information!
Accessed via History Reference Centre
Moscow Rules: Secret police, spies, sleepers and assassins by Douglas Boyd
Soviet dictator Josef Stalin installed secret police services in all the satellite countries of Central and Eastern Europe. Trained by his NKVD, a predecessor of the KGB officers of the Polish UB, the Czech StB, the Hungarian AVO, Romania's Securitate, Bulgaria's KDS, Albania's Sigurimi and the Stasi of the German Democratic Republic spied on and ruthlessly repressed their fellow citizens on the Soviet model. When the resultant hatred exploded in uprisings they were put down by brutality, bloodshed and Soviet tanks. What was at first not so obvious was that these state terror organisations were also designed for military and commercial espionage in the West, to conceal the real case officers in Moscow. Specially trained operatives undertook 'wet jobs', including assassination of anti-Soviet figures. Perhaps the most menacing were the sleepers who settled in the West, married and had children while waiting to strike against their host countries.