Internships with the Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2011 academic semester.

Section 7 - Research Notes

The Russian Nuclear Declassification Project: Setting up the A-Bomb Effort, 1946 by G.A. Goncharov, N.I. Komov, and A.S. Stepanov***Khrushchev's 1960 Troop Cut: New Russian Evidence by Vladislav M. Zubok***

Failed Illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian Revolt

The 1956 Hungarian revolution, and its suppression by the U.S.S.R., was a key event in the Cold War, demonstrating deep dissatisfaction with both the communist system and old-fashioned Soviet imperialism. Now, fifty years later, Charles Gati's new history of the revolt, denying neither Hungarian heroism nor Soviet brutality, modifies our picture of what happened.

"Difficult to Draw a Balance Sheet": Ottawa Views the 1974 Canada-USSR Hockey Series

In CWIHP Working Paper No. 68, "Difficult to Draw a Balance Sheet": Ottawa Views the 1974 Canada-USSR Hockey Series, author John Soares uses Canadian archival sources to examine the diplomatic planning and difficulties surrounding the 1974 Canada-USSR hockey series.

New CWIHP e-Dossier Operation MANUEL: Czechoslovakia and Cuba

CWIHP publishes new evidence on Czechoslovak-Cuban cooperation in Latin America

Origins and Evolution of the Brazilian Nuclear Program (1947-2011)

New documents released by Fundacao Getulio Vargas trace the evolution of the Brazilian nuclear program, from its early beginnings in 1947, to the establishment of its top secret civilian-military program in 1978, and up to the modern day.

New Evidence on the Building of the Berlin Wall

CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 23, Hope M. Harrision (George Washington University) analyzes new archival evidence on the building of the Berlin Wall – the notes of an August 1, 1961 meeting between Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and East German leader Walter Ulbricht.