Cold War News

Review of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland, Volume 24

Nov 08, 2013
Former CWIHP Intern Stephanie Popp reviews Volume 24 of Diplomatic Documents of Switzerland. This most-recent volume from the Swiss equivalent of the Foreign Relations of the United States series covers a broad range of foreign policy issues from the beginning of 1967 to the end of 1969.

Call for Papers - The Cold War on Film: Then and Now

Nov 07, 2013
An international conference on ‘The Cold War on Film: Then and Now’ will be held at the German Historical Institute in Moscow, Russia, on 19-20 September 2014. The conference is supported by Wilson Center in Washington, DC, the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, and the German Historical Institute in Moscow.

HAPP Digital Archive Wins the 2013 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History

Nov 05, 2013
“Digital Archive: International History Declassified,” has been selected as the winner of the 2013 Roy Rosenzweig Prize for Innovation in Digital History from the American Historical Association.

Offsite Event: International Conference on China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries during the Cold War

Oct 26, 2013
The International Conference on China’s Relations with Neighboring Countries during the Cold War will take place in Shanghai, October 26-October 29, 2013.

Offsite Event: International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies

Oct 26, 2013
The International Forum for Postdoctoral Scholars in Cold War International History Studies took place in Shanghai, October 24-October 26, 2013.

New Book on Indonesia and the Cold War from CWIHP Senior Scholar

Oct 25, 2013
CWIHP Senior Scholar Bernd Schaefer publishes volume on the 1965 anti-communist purges in Indonesia.

Nuclear Weapons: Lesson From the Yom Kippur War

Oct 03, 2013
According to some historical accounts, Israel came very close to deploying nuclear weapons during the Yom Kippur War. But a newly released firsthand account of high-level deliberations provides a more nuanced account of what occurred.

Latin American Program in the News: Augusto Pinochet's Military Coup Observed In Chile 40 Years Later

Sep 12, 2013
This article reflects on the impact that the Chilean military coup, led by Augusto Pinochet, continues to have on Chilean society and its' political system 40 years later. Cynthia Arnson discusses the role the U.S. played in the coup and the impact is has had on the intelligence community.

North Korea and the 2018 Olympic Games

Sep 05, 2013
North Korea recently hinted that it would be interested in co-hosting the 2018 Olympics with Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though the organizing committee for Pyeongchang rejected the idea as unrealistic, the North’s proposal is not without precedent, as documents obtained by the North Korea International Documentation Project demonstrate.

Jane Harman named Honorary Professor at East China Normal University, Shanghai

Aug 02, 2013
Woodrow Wilson Center President and CEO, Jane Harman, was named Honorary Professor at East China Normal University during a ceremony in Shanghai on July 26th.

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