News

Cold War Lessons for Dealing with Russia

Mar 26, 2014
CWIHP Public Policy Scholar Sergey Radchenko writes in the National Interest on the situation in Crimea and parallels between the current crisis and the Cold War.

The Making of a Nuclear Order: Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

Mar 14, 2014
NPIHP's investigators, senior advisors, research partners, and many of its Nulcear Boot Camp alumni were featured at ETH Zürich's conference on "The Making of a Nuclear Order: Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty," organized by the Center for Security Studies in association with NPIHP. Taking place over two days in March 2014, the conference brought together NPIHP's scholars to discuss the history of the NPT in an international context.

HAPP Documents cited in UN Report on Human Rights in North Korea

Feb 27, 2014
Documents obtained, translated, and disseminated by the Wilson Center’s North Korea International Documentation Project were quoted from and cited ten times in the United Nations report on human rights in North Korea, released in February 2014.

Atoms for Europe: Erasmus Intensive Program

Feb 27, 2014
Between February 16th and March 1st 2014, NPIHP Partners were featured at the Atoms for Europe Erasmus Intensive Program, hosted in Augsburg. The program brings together students and teachers from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Hungary to discuss the European postwar history with a special focus on nuclear issues.

Documents on Controversial CIA Spy Ryszard Kukliński

Feb 26, 2014
A new Polish film has prompted debate in Poland over whether a colonel who defected to the US during the 1970s deserves to be honored by his home country.

CWIHP Publishes "Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions" James Angleton Conference Report

Feb 24, 2014
CWIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the conference transcript and report from "Moles, Defectors, and Deceptions: James Angleton and His Influence on US Counterintelligence," a joint conference held by the Wilson Center and the Georgetown University Center for Peace & Security Studies.

CfP: Open Struggle, Covert Operation and West-East Cold War

Feb 21, 2014
Paper proposals are being sought for the conference "Open Struggle, Covert Operation and West-East Cold War," to be held at Shaanxi Normal University from October 19-23, 2014

CfP: China’s Northwest and its Relations with its Neighbors during the Cold War

Feb 21, 2014
Paper proposals are being sought for the conference "China’s Northwest and its Relations with its Neighbors during the Cold War," to be held at Xinjiang Normal University from October 10-15, 2014.

CfA: Sixth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History

Jan 23, 2014
The Sixth Annual European Summer School on Cold War History is now accepting applications. It will be held at the Università di Trento from 4-6 September 2014.

CfA: New Sources and New Perspectives on China’s Borders during the Cold War

Jan 07, 2014
Applications are now being sought from doctoral students working on the history of China’s borders and border regions during the Cold War to participate in a week-long workshop to be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center from August 4-8, 2014.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project