Diplomatic History News

Thoughts on Strategy from a Career Ambassador

Sep 05, 2012
Both Washington and Beijing consider good bilateral relations of vital importance. But their growing strategic rivalry has the potential to evolve into mutual antagonism. The hard reality is that China and the United States will not be able to lessen strategic mistrust unless and until they are prepared to address a central question: is there an array of military deployments and normal operations that will permit China to defend its core interests while allowing America to continue fully to meet its defense responsibilities in the region and protect vital U.S. interests?

New Article by Senior Advisor Francis J. Gavin in Journal of Strategic Studies

Aug 30, 2012
A new review essay by NPIHP Senior Advisor and Director of the University of Texas at Austin's Robert S. Strauss Center for International Security and Law Francis J. Gavin scrutinizes the long-standing debate on nuclear proliferation between scholars Scott Sagan and Kenneth Waltz. Gavin concludes that Sagan and Waltz should update their arguments to reflect new insights from the archives, and formulate recommendations which acknowledge the real world complexity, uncertainty and time pressures which policy-makers face.

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991 Reviewed in H-Diplo

Jul 03, 2012
Volume of the CWIHP Book series, "The Cold War in East Asia, 1945-1991," featured in H-Diplo Roundtable Review

NKIDP e-Dossier No. 9 featured in South Korean Press

Jun 25, 2012
The release of NKIDP e-Dossier no. 9, "Zhou Enlai and China's Response to the Korean War," was reportedly widely upon by the South Korean press.

Former CWIHP Fellow Publishes New Book on the Sino-Soviet Split

May 24, 2012
Former CWIHP Fellow Jordan Baev publishes new book on the Eastern European perspective of the Sino-Soviet split.

A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

May 21, 2012
The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently published "A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950" edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

European Studies Welcomes Title VIII Summer Research Scholar Piotr Kosicki

May 14, 2012
European Studies is pleased to welcome summer research scholar Piotr Kosicki, who will be in residence at the Center until June 30, 2012 working on a project titled, “Between Catechism and Revolution: Poland, Socialism, and Catholic Politics, 1878-1991.”

HAPP Partners Author Article in Diplomatic History

May 02, 2012
David Palkki and Hal Brands publish "'Conspiring Bastards': Saddam Hussein's Strategic View of the United States" in Diplomatic History.

Latin American Program in the News: Insulza urges U.S. to accept Cuba at Summit of the Americas

Apr 25, 2012
“The fact that we have talked about Cuba so much demonstrates that this is a problem of the United States”, said Insulza during a conference at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. “Is it worth keeping an artificial situation for the rest of the countries in the region, and indeed, defend a policy that has had no success in 50 years?”, he questioned in relation to the trade embargo that Washington imposed on the communist island in 1962. (In Spanish)

NKIDP Research Assistant Yong Kwon published in Asia Times

Apr 25, 2012
Yong Kwon, a research assistant with the Wilson Center's North Korea International Documentation Project, recently published a piece on Asia Times Online.

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