CWIHP Call for Papers: The Communist Security Apparatus in East Central Europe, 1944/45 to 1989

22 July. The conference's theme is the communist security apparatus in the countries occupied by the Soviet Union (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) and the Soviet bloc states in Europe (Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania). The organizers invite interested historians to submit paper proposals.

New Documents Spotlight Reagan-era Tensions over Pakistani Nuclear Program

Findings that General Zia Had “Lied” About Pakistani Nuclear Activities Conflicted with U.S. Afghanistan Priority

The Democratic Revolution in Czechoslovakia

A CWIHP Document Reader compiled for the international conference "The Democratic Revolution in Czechoslovakia, Its Precondition, Course, and Immediate Repercussions, 1987-1989," Prague, Czech Republic, 14-16 October 1999

Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research for Graduate Students

11/29/02--CWIHP announces a call for applications from graduate students interested in participating in a Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (June 4-5, 2003), hosted and sponsored by the George Washington University Cold War Group in cooperation with CWIHP and the National Security Archive.Applications are due February 3, 2003.

Why Did Russia Give Away Crimea Sixty Years Ago?

In 1954 the Soviet Union transferred control of Crimea to Soviet Ukraine. Mark Kramer (Harvard) explains the reasons behind this surprising decision, one which has come back to haunt Ukraine today with tragic consequences.

Section 3 - New Chinese Sources

Constructing a History of Chinese Communist Party Foreign Relations by Michael H. Hunt***CCP Foreign Relations: A Guide to the Literature by Michael H. Hunt***CCP Leaders' Selected Works and the Historiography of the Chinese Communist Revolution by Chen Jian***The Second Historical Archives of China by Gao Hua with Scott Kennedy***

CWIHP Book Series "A Distant Front in the Cold War" Reviewed on H-Net

"A Distant Front in the Cold War: The USSR in West Africa and the Congo, 1956–1964" by CWIHP Fellow Sergey Mazov and published by the Wilson Center Press was reviewed on H-Net by Anne-Kristin Hartmetz.