This volume covers the five critical years from 1956 to 1961 in Irish foreign policy when, at the height of the Cold War, Ireland played a central role between East and West at the UN General Assembly on issues ranging from nuclear disarmament to apartheid to the admission of Communist China. Significantly, it also covers the years that Irish Defence Forces personnel first participated in peacekeeping missions with the United Nations.
About the Author
Michael Kennedy is the Executive Editor of the Documents on Irish Foreign Policy series, and a Research Associate of the Centre for Contemporary Irish History, Trinity College, Dublin. Eunan O’Halpin MRIA is the Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College, Dublin. Kate O’Malley is a Secretary of the Royal Irish Academy’s International Affairs Committee. Dermot Keogh MRIA is Professor of History at University College Cork.