This volume focuses on the Baltic Sea region during the Cold War. Recent research conducted in several countries has sought to revise a number of long-established assumptions about the Cold-War conflict, as they do not seem to fit into the context of the Baltic world. The bipolar perspective on the Cold War is more and more being replaced by the idea of multiple players being active on different levels. Thus it is now recognised that the so called Iron Curtain was not insurmountable and a variety of contacts in such fields as economics, culture, media or tourism could take place. In addition, neutral countries also participated vividly in Cold War interaction. Thus, not only high politics, security or military issues were at stake.
Olaf Mertelsmann (Editor)
Olaf Mertelsmann is Associate Professor in Contemporary History at the University of Tartu (Estonia). Kaarel Piirimäe is a Marie Curie research fellow at the University of Tartu and a professor of strategy at the Estonian National Defence College.