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Aryo Makko

Makko is Head of the Network for the History of International Relations and Associate Professor of History at the University of Stockholm. His current main research focus is on the relations between the neutral states of Europe and the Soviet Union between 1960 and the end of the Cold War. He is also in the process of completing two book manuscripts, a monograph preliminary entitled Failed Imperialists: Swedish-Norwegian Consuls, Commerce, and the Politics of the Small State, 1875–1914 and an edited volume on Soviet-Neutral relations during the Cold War for the Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series (together with Mark Kramer and Peter Ruggenthaler). In his other area of interest, migration history and diaspora studies, he recently published a chapter on the Assyrian diaspora in Sweden in Bahar Baser & Paul Levin (eds.), Migration from Turkey to Sweden: Integration, Belonging and Transnational Community (London: I.B. Tauris, 2017). His first book, Ambassadors of Realpolitik: Sweden, the CSCE, and the Cold War was published by Berghahn Books (New York/Oxford) in 2016.

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