Pulling together 22 of the most insightful documents from the mammoth ten-volume German-language collection Berliner Ausgabe, Rother explores many of the key phases of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's political life, including Ostpolitik and detente, the early 1980s era of renewed confrontation, Brandt's relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and his work on the North-South Commission aimed at developing a comprehensive international development strategy.
NKIDP Working Paper #4, “China and the Post-War Reconstruction of North Korea, 1953-1961,” written by Zhihua Shen and Yafeng Xia, is the first paper in English to systematically assess the extent and significance of Chinese assistance to North Korea after the Korean War.
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.
1/21/03--In cooperation with the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP), the George Washington Cold War Group and the Cold War History Research Center in Budapest are organizing a conference in Budapest, Hungary, October 30-November 2, 2003. The theme of the conference will be "New Central and Eastern European Evidence on the Cold War in Asia."For more information on the conference or on how to submit a paper proposal, [Read more].
Confronting the GDR's communist past was the subject of much public discourse in a Germany reunified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. The federal parliament of a reunited Germany saw "a public duty to address, and possibly redress, the manifold issues of injustice and repression committed during GDR times."