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The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

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September 08, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring readers intimately close to the charming, passionate, and complex artist that was Boris Pasternak. First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement, the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War—to a time when literature had the power to stir the world. more

Stasi Aid and the Modernization of the Vietnamese Secret Police

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Aug 20, 2014
Martin Grossheim tells the little-known story of East German assistance in modernizing North Vietnam’s security apparatus from the beginning of the Vietnam War in 1965 to the end of the Cold War in 1989. more

CWIHP and Partners Receive NEH Grant to Examine Sports and the Cold War

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Aug 12, 2014
CWIHP and its partners have received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to organize and host a series of workshops exploring the role of sports during the Cold War. more

Declassified Documents on Korean Armistice Agreement Featured on the Digital Archive

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Jul 25, 2014
NKIDP has released a collection of Russian, Chinese, and Polish documents on the armistice negotiations which span the nearly two-year period of talks (July 1951-July 1953). The documents shed new light on North Korean, Soviet, and Chinese strategic thinking toward the conflict and the armistice. more

CfP: China's First Bomb and the International Response

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Jul 15, 2014
East China Normal University announces a call for papers for its international workshop on the international response to China's first nuclear bomb. more

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