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From Russia with Love: Dissidents, Defectors and the Politics of Asylum in Cold War India

McGarr, Paul M.

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During the Cold War defectors were invariably paraded as propaganda trophies. The wider political significance of defections has hitherto been interrogated almost exclusively in an East–West binary. Utilising recently declassified documents from three continents, attention is focused on the elided role played by the developing world in the Cold War asylum story and, specifically, that of non-aligned India. By reinterpreting international responses to three Soviet defections that occurred in India in the 1960s, new light is shed upon political asylum as a source of North–South tension and discord.

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McGarr, P. M. (2020). From Russia with Love: Dissidents, Defectors and the Politics of Asylum in Cold War India. Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, 48(4), 736-779. https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2020.1741835

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Mar 10, 2020
Online Publication Date Apr 2, 2020
Publication Date Apr 2, 2020
Deposit Date Apr 8, 2020
Publicly Available Date Oct 3, 2021
Journal Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History
Print ISSN 0308-6534
Electronic ISSN 1743-9329
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 4
Pages 736-779
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/03086534.2020.1741835
Keywords Asylum ; India ; Cold War ; Soviet Union ; Political Science and International Relations ; Development ; History
Public URL https://nottingham-repository.worktribe.com/output/4262276
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03086534.2020.1741835
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline.com/action/journalInformation?show=aimsScope&journalCode=fich20; Published: 2020-04-02

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