M. E. Sarotte

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Mary Elise Sarotte is a post-Cold War historian.[1] She is the Marie-Josée and Henry R. Kravis Distinguished Professor of Historical Studies at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, which is part of Johns Hopkins University.[2]

Sarotte earned an AB in history and science from Harvard University, and a PhD in history at Yale University.[2] Her book, Not One Inch, was shortlisted for the 2022 Cundill Prize.[3]


External video
video icon Presentation by Sarotte on The Collapse, November 24, 2014, C-SPAN
video icon Presentation by Sarotte on Not One Inch, February 4, 2022, C-SPAN
video icon Q&A interview with Sarotte on Not One Inch, April 17, 2022, C-SPAN
  • Dealing with the Devil : East Germany, détente, and Ostpolitik, 1969-1973. University of North Carolina Press. 2001.
  • "'Take No Risks (Chinese)': the Basic Treaty in the context of international relations". Bulletin of the German Historical Institute. Supplement 1: 109–117. 2004.
  • 1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe (Second Edition). Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2014. ISBN .[4][5]
  • Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall. New York: Basic Books, 2014 [6]
  • German Reunification: A Multinational History, eds. Frédéric Bozo, Andreas Rödder, and Mary Elise Sarotte (New York: Routledge, 2017)
  • Not One Inch: America, Russia, and the Making of Post-Cold War Stalemate. Yale University Press, 2021.


  1. ^ Boston Globe, retrieved 25 September 2019
  2. ^ a b Johns Hopkins University
  3. ^ "US$75k Cundill History Prize shortlist announced". Books+Publishing. 2022-09-26. Retrieved 2022-09-26.
  4. ^ European History Quarterly, doi:10.1177/0265691412451813w
  5. ^ New York Times
  6. ^ Journal of Cold War Studies, retrieved 25 September 2019

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