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Barbara Zanchetta is a Senior Researcher at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva working in a research project called Reassessing the End of the Cold War funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. She is specifically working on American foreign policy towards the Middle East during the last decade of the Cold War, and on a monograph provisionally titled The United States and the ‘Arc of Crisis’: American foreign policy, radical Islam and the end of the Cold War, 1979-1989.

Barbara earned her PhD in History of International Relations at the University of Florence in 2007, and her Italian university degree in Political Science at the University of Urbino in 2003. She has been a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Tampere and a researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in Helsinki. She is also a scholar at the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies in Italy and in 2012 was a Visiting Fellow at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy.

Selected Publications

The Transformation of American International Power in the 1970s (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2014)

(With Jussi Hanhimäki and Benedikt Schoenborn) Transatlantic Relations since 1945: An Introduction (London: Routledge, 2012)

“The United States and the ‘Loss’ of Iran: Repercussions for Transatlantic Security” in Jussi Hanhimäki, Henri-Georges Soutou, Basil Germond (eds), The Routledge Handbook of Transatlantic Security (London: Routledge, 2010).

“Human Rights versus Cold War: The Horn of Africa, Southwest Asia and the Emergence of the Carter Doctrine” in Max Guderzo, Bruna Bagnato (eds), The Globalization of the Cold War. Diplomacy and Local Confrontation, 1975-1985 (London: Routledge, 2010)

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