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Title: The roles of African states in affecting Soviet and American engagements with Mozambican national liberation, 1961-1964
Author: Labrentsev, Petr
ISNI:       0000 0004 6348 6044
Awarding Body: Brunel University London
Current Institution: Brunel University
Date of Award: 2015
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The early period of the national liberation of Mozambique provided a stage for superpower competition, and a means for different African states, groups of states, and organizations to advance their particular, and often conflicting goals and agendas. In so doing, both the superpowers and regional African actors were supporting different rival Mozambican nationalist leaders and their respective movements. More than being only a conflict between Portuguese authorities and Mozambican nationalists, the process of Mozambican national liberation was also a proxy confrontation between different foreign actors. The thesis examines the relations and power dynamics within the complex of superpowers - African states - national liberation movements, in the contexts of the Cold War, African affairs and the process of national liberation of Mozambique. It assesses the roles played by local and regional African actors in affecting Soviet and American interests and designs throughout their engagements with the process of Mozambican national liberation, from 1961 to 1964.
Supervisor: Folly, M. H. ; Gustafson, K. Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available
Keywords: History of international politics ; Cold war ; African decolonization ; Portguese colonial empire ; Covert diplomacy and intelligence