Article on the educational connection between the Eastern Bloc, North Africa and the Middle East in the Cold War

Former EEGA fellow Constantin Katsakioris recently published the article ”The Socialist Countries, North Africa and the Middle East in the Cold War: The Educational Connection“ within the journal Contemporary European History (Cambridge University Press, vol 30:3, August 2021, pp. 1-16).

The article deals with the Eastern Bloc’s educational assistance provided to North Africa and the Middle East during the Cold War and highlights the political and economic premises, interests and policies at play. It furthermore examines the creation of schools in North Africa and the Middle East and the training of students in the socialist countries.

For more information and the full article, please click here.

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