Brazil's nuclear program in the 1970s faced opposition from the US as the Carter administration sought to make nuclear non-proliferation a top priority, according to new documents released by Fundacao Getulio Vargas.
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.
The articles highlight the East German attitudes towards Kim Jong Il's succession in the early 1970s, drawing a parallel between the events some 36 years ago with the current question of Kim Jong Un's succession.
Using fresh and policy-relevant historical data, the Database on Inter-Korean Relations informs and supports current and future efforts to reunify peacefully the Korean Peninsula and achieve reconciliation in post-unification Korea.
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Nu-Anh Tran concludes that achievements and shortcomings the volume provide a window into understanding the possibilities and limitations of historical research in contemporary Vietnam.
The Wilson Center's new European Energy Security Initiative will host seminars and fellows to delve into issues critical to Europe's energy dynamics which, in turn, affect the economic and security policies of many parts of the globe.