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Smith, Richard A. (Richard Alexander) 1972-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 36 publications in 2 languages and 481 library holdings
Genres: Sources  History  Biographies  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: KD632.F585, 327.4104709048
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Most widely held works by Richard A Smith
The Foreign Office, commerce and British foreign policy in the twentieth century by John Fisher( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and German and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addresses the interface of the British Foreign Office, foreign policy and commerce in the twentieth century. Two related questions are considered: what did the Foreign Office do to support British commerce, and how did commerce influence British foreign policy? The editors of this work collect a range of case studies that explore the attitude of the Foreign Office towards commerce and trade promotion, against the backdrop of a century of relative economic decline, while also considering the role of British diplomats in creating markets and supporting UK firms
The Polish crisis and relations with Eastern Europe, 1979-1982 : documents on British policy overseas, series III, volume X by Isabelle Tombs( )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume presents a collection of diplomatic documents describing Britain's relations with Eastern Europe from 1979 to 1982, with special focus on the crisis in Poland. After coming to power in 1979, the Conservative Government of Margaret Thatcher reaffirmed a policy of 'differentiation' between the Soviet Union and the rest of Eastern Europe, and between individual countries; concurrently it encouraged states to exercise a limited amount of independence. This policy was soon put to the test when in 1980 Solidarnosc, the Solidarity trade union led by Lech Walesa, challenged the power of the Party state in Poland. Political demands, social unrest and economic crisis culminated in the imposition of martial law in December 1981, finally suspended in December 1982. The volume maps the UK response, in consultation with Western partners, to the unfolding crisis in Poland, the threat of Soviet intervention and the impact on other Communist states in Europe. The volume also provides a flavour of bilateral UK relations with Albania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Romania and Yugoslavia; highlighting themes such as human rights and trade
Sir Gerald Fitzmaurice and the world crisis : a legal adviser in the Foreign Office, 1932-1945 by Anthony Carty( Book )

11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain and the revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989( )

4 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume documents the UK Government's response to the unfolding social and political changes in Eastern Europe during 1989. The year 1989 saw momentous change in Europe. It was the year in which Communist rule in Eastern Europe finally ended: with mass demonstrations, an end to one-Party rule, free elections and the opening of borders. In Poland, the independent trade union Solidarity went from being an illegal organisation to running the country. Vaclav Havel went from being a jailed dissident to President of Czechoslovakia. In October 1989, the German Democratic Republic marked the 40th anniversary of the Socialist state, only to see that state collapse a month later following the opening of the Berlin Wall. In December, the Romanian leader Nicolae Ceauescu saw his near quarter century rule brought to an end in a matter of days. This volume charts the events of an historic year in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the GDR, Hungary, Poland and Romania, and looks at British policy towards the Baltic States. It contains reporting from British embassies on the rapidly changing political scene, and documents attempts by the British Government to develop policy against the backdrop of unfolding revolution. This book will be of interest to students of British politics, Eastern European politics, and International Relations
The invasion of Afghanistan and UK-Soviet relations, 1979-1982 by Richard Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines British policy towards the Soviet Union in the aftermath of the invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. The documents in this volume, many released into the public realm for the first time, describe the development of British policy towards the Soviet Union during the eventful years 1979-1982. The new Conservative government, under Margaret Thatcher, was determined to strengthen British defences against the perceived Soviet threat and advocated a strong response to the Soviet intervention
Documents on British policy overseas( Book )

4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents on British policy overseas( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing upon previously unpublished records of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Cabinet Office and the Ministry of Defence, this book focuses upon Britain's role in the early stages of the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR) talks in Vienna, and British policy towards the Soviet Union and its European satellites during an era of detente in East-West relations. The documents reveal both the suspicions of senior Whitehall officials regarding Soviet designs in Europe, and their doubts about the negotiating tactics and strategy of their American allies. With Washington still reeling from the Vietnam debacle, British diplomats initially saw the MBFR talks as a mechanism for helping the Nixon administration to stave off Congressional demands for cuts in US forces in Europe. They dismissed as a 'pipe dream' the notion that reductions in Western manpower numbers could be compatible with undiminished security for all, but hoped through participation in the talks to forestall any unnecessary weakening of NATO." --Book Jacket
Documents on British policy overseas( Book )

2 editions published between 2019 and 2020 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Polish crisis and relations with Eastern Europe, 1979-1982 : documents on British policy overseas, series III, volume X
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The Polish crisis and relations with Eastern Europe, 1979-1982 : documents on British policy overseas, series III, volume XSir Gerald Fitzmaurice and the world crisis : a legal adviser in the Foreign Office, 1932-1945Britain and the revolutions in Eastern Europe, 1989The invasion of Afghanistan and UK-Soviet relations, 1979-1982Documents on British policy overseasDocuments on British policy overseasDocuments on British policy overseas
Alternative Names
Smith, R. A. 1972-

Smith, R.A., 1972 2 août-

Smith, Richard, 1972 2 août-

Smith, Richard 1972 August 2

Smith, Richard Alexander 1972-

Languages
English (35)

German (1)