Cold War International History Project “e-Dossiers” present new and important accessions to the CWIHP Digital Archive. New documents are added to the Digital Archive and introduced by leading scholars of Cold War history, who provide background and context for this new archival evidence. The views expressed in these introductions are the authors’ own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Cold War International History Project.
The e-Dossier series is made possible by generous support from the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 3, "Sport and Politics on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea and the 1988 Seoul Olympics," includes sixty documents on North Korea’s efforts to co-host the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Featuring an introduction by Sergey Radchenko, the documents offer an unprecedented window into North Korea's negotiating strategies and shed new light on inter-Korean relations and the DPRK’s foreign relations at the end of the Cold War.
The international conference "France, Europe, and Vietnam since 1954" will take place in Paris from January 16-18, 2014.
Conference Report: From Helsinki to Gorbachev, 1975-1985: The Globalization of the Bipolar Confrontation, Villa Medicea "La Ferdinanda" (Artimino, Italy) 27-29 April 2006 by Duccio Basosi, Matteo Gerlini, and Angela Romano***The 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq War: A CWIHP Critical Oral History Conference***History through Documents and Memory: Report on a CWIHP Critical Oral History Conference on the Congo Crisis, 1960-1961 by Lise Namikas***CWIHP Launches New Middle East Initiative by Mircea Munteanu***
In CWIHP Working Paper No. 67, "Ambivalent Alliance: Chinese Policy towards Indonesia, 1960-1965," Taomo Zhou argues that China and Indonesia enjoyed a remarkably cordial quasi-alliance with one another during the first half of the 1960s, and yet the relationship was beset by domestic social resistance, exemplified by two waves of anti-Chinese protests in Indonesia. Filling in the gaps in this important but understudied period, Zhou challenges the existing nation-state-centered narratives of China’s Cold War experience by combining top-down geopolitical analysis with bottom-up processes, and tracing diplomacy in practice and migration on the ground.
List of the articles published by CWIHP, sorted by publication.
Christian F. Ostermann is interviewed about the a new pop-up museum exhibit at the former site of Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin.