The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the publication of the latest NPIHP Research Update by William Burr, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. The paper, U.S. Secret Assistance to the French Nuclear Program, 1969-1975: From "Fourth Country" to Strategic Partner features sixty-six new documents on U.S. assistance to the French nuclear program and the debate in Washington surrounding the French decision to 'go nuclear.'
Paper proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the George Washington University on April 25-27, 2013.
Adam Michnik, recipient of the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award and editor-in-chief of Gazeta Wyborcza published an essay in The Guardian on the role of Poland's Solidarity movement in the events of 1989.
New CWIHP Publication: "A Chance for Peace? The Soviet Campaign to End the Cold War, 1953-1955" by Geoffrey Roberts
North Korea recently hinted that it would be interested in co-hosting the 2018 Olympics with Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though the organizing committee for Pyeongchang rejected the idea as unrealistic, the North’s proposal is not without precedent, as documents obtained by the North Korea International Documentation Project demonstrate.
The Washington History Seminar: Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs provides a forum for the in-depth discussion of important new historical research and perspectives in international and national affairs. The weekly seminar brings together Washington area and visiting historians and researchers from the worlds of academia, journalism and government. The Washington history seminar is co-sponsored by the National History Center (an initiative of the American Historical Association) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, with support from the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (SHAFR). Eric Arnesen, director of the National History Center, and Christian F. Ostermann, director of the Wilson Center’s History & Public Policy Program are the co-chairs.