Events

Offsite Conference: New Sources and Findings on Cold War International History

July 11, 1999 // 4:30pmAugust 05, 1999 // 5:00pm

July 12
Problems and Opportunities in Using Communist Archives
Jim Hershberg
Vladislav Zubok
Harry Harding

Section I: The Origins of Soviet-American Rivalry and the Cold War in Europe and the Near East
July 13

Roots of Confrontation: The World War II Experience and the Cold War
Vladislav Zubok
Warren Kimball

The Division of Central Europe and Cold War Origins
Vladislav Zubok
Vojtech Mastny

July 14
Origins of the Cold War in the Near East, the Balkans, and Southeastern Europe
Vladislav Zubok
Malcolm Byrne

July 15
The Division of Germany and the Creation and Early Evolution ofthe Warsaw Pact
Christian Ostermann
Vojtech Mastny

Espionage and the Early Cold War
Vladislav Zubok
John Haynes
Allen Weinstein

Section II: Cold War to Hot: The Cold War in Asia
July 16
The Chinese Civil War and the Cold War
Chen Jian

July 19
The Making of the Sino-Soviet Alliance
Chen Jian
Vladislav Zubok

The Soviet Union and the Origins of the Korean War
Kathryn Weathersby

July 20
Moscow, Beijing, and Chinese Intervention in the Korean War
Chen Jian
Kathryn Weathersby

Crises in the Taiwan Straits
Chen Jian

July 21
The Sino-Soviet Split
Chen Jian
Vladislav Zubok

The Communist Powers, the Indochina Conflict, and the Cold War
John Prados
Chen Jian
Robert Brigham

July 22
Vietnamese Sources and the History of the Vietnam War
Robert Brigham
John Prados

The Sino-American Opening and Triangular Diplomacy
William Burr
Stephen Phillips

July 23
Using the Freedom of Information Act
Thomas Blanton

Section III: Rocking the Bloc: The Post-Stalin Succession Struggle and the Straining of the Soviet Empire
July 26

Khrushchev, Beria, the Power Struggle in Moscow, and the 1953 East Germany Uprising
Vladislav Zubok
Mark Kramer

Trouble in the Empire: The 1956 Crises in Poland and Hungary and the Legacy of the Stalin-Tito Split
Vladislav Zubok
Mark Kramer

July 27
Advent of the Brezhnev Doctrine: Crushing the Prague Spring, 1968
Vladislav Zubok
Mark Kramer

Solidarity and the Polish Crisis, 1980-81
Mark Kramer
Jim Hershberg

Section IV: Nuclear Danger and the Cold War
July 28

Stalin, Khrushchev, and the Bomb
Vladislav Zubok
Jim Hershberg

The Berlin Crisis
Vladislav Zubok
William Burr
Hope M. Harrison
Raymond L. Garthoff

Origins of the Cuban Missile Crisis
Jim Hershberg
Vladislav Zubok
Raymond L. Garthoff
Peter Kornbluh
Tim Naftali

July 30
Nuclear Danger in the Cuban Missile Crisis and After (Middle East, Operation RYAN)
Jim Hershberg
Vladislav Zubok
Raymond L. Garthoff
Tim Naftali
Philip D. Zelikow

Section V: The Cold War in the Third World and the Collapse of Detente
August 2

The Cold War in the Third World and the Middle East
Vladislav Zubok
Jim Hershberg
Raymond L. Garthoff

Angola, Ethiopia, and the Erosion of Detente
Raymond L. Garthoff
Jim Hershberg

August 3
The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan
Vladislav Zubok
Jim Hershberg
Raymond L. Garthoff

Section VI: To the End of the Cold War
Reagan and the "Second" Cold War
Vladislav Zubok
Jim Hershberg
Raymond L. Garthoff

August 4
Gorbachev's Struggles for Reform and East-West Relations
Vladislav Zubok
Raymond L. Garthoff

August 5
The Revolutions of '89 and the Soviet Collapse of '91: Competing Explanations
Jim Hershberg
Vladislav Zubok
Malcolm Byrne
Raymond L. Garthoff

Teaching the Cold War: Using New Media
Jim Hershberg
Vladislav Zubok

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