History News

Call for papers: France and the German Question

Feb 06, 2012
Call for papers for "France and the German Question, 1945-1990," February 7-9, 2013

NKIDP Offsite Conference: “North Korea’s Cold War”

Jan 27, 2012
The North Korea International Documentation Project and The Ohio State University are pleased to announce an upcoming conference entitled North Korea’s Cold War.

Call for Papers: European Summer School on Cold War History

Jan 25, 2012
Fourth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History at the Università di Trento, 5-8 September 2012

CWIHP and NKIDP welcomes new Public Policy Scholar Sang Yoon Ma

Jan 09, 2012
CWIHP and NKIDP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Sang Yoon Ma. His project is entitled "U.S. Cold War Strategy and the Question of Democracy in South Korea, 1961-1972."

The First Visit to Burma by an American Secretary of State

Dec 19, 2011
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit last month to Burma (Myanmar) broke new ground in Washington’s often tortuous relationship with that country. Wilson Center Fellow Kenton Clymer reminds us that Clinton was not the first secretary of state to make a surprise trip to Burma. Clymer is a Distinguished Research Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.

Fall of the Soviet Union, Part II: Russia Today and the Ghost of Empires Past

Dec 12, 2011
In part two, the panel of experts assess Russia's progress during the 20 years since the end of the Soviet Union and it's current situation.

Romanian document confirms North Korea sent troops to Vietnam

Dec 05, 2011
A newly released Romanian document indicates that North Korea dispatched personnel to Vietnam to carry out psychological warfare against the nearly 313,000 South Korean troops sent to fight against the North Vietnamese between 1965 and 1973.

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 2 “North Korean Pilots in the Skies over Vietnam” in the Media

Dec 05, 2011
Roundup of news articles reporting on NKIDP e-Dossier No. 2 from media outlets in Korea and across Asia (includes both English and Korean articles). UPDATE: New Vietnamese news coverage added.

Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.

HAPP Director Christian Ostermann is featured in the Kyunghyang Shinmun

Oct 28, 2011
On October 24, 2011, Kyunghyang Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, featured a report on the publication of The Rise and Fall of Détente on the Korean Peninsula, 1970-1974, the newest addition to the History and Public Policy Critical Oral History Conference Series.

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