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A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

May 21, 2012
The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently published "A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950" edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

CWIHP Welcomes New ECNU Scholar Zhang Yang

May 16, 2012
CWIHP is pleased to welcome new scholar Zhang Yang to the Wilson Center. During her time at the Center, her research will focus on American ideological warfare in the early cold war. Her project is entitled Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study on the Scope and Limits of Aggressive Ideological Strategy in the Early Cold War America.

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969–1976, Volume XVI, Soviet Union August 1974–December 1976

May 16, 2012
This volume, the final of five covering relations between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Nixon-Ford administrations, presents documentation on how matters as diverse as strategic arms limitation, European security, the Middle East, Jewish emigration, and Angola intersected to influence the course of Soviet-American relations during the presidency of Gerald R. Ford.

European Studies Welcomes Title VIII Summer Research Scholar Piotr Kosicki

May 14, 2012
European Studies is pleased to welcome summer research scholar Piotr Kosicki, who will be in residence at the Center until June 30, 2012 working on a project titled, “Between Catechism and Revolution: Poland, Socialism, and Catholic Politics, 1878-1991.”

HAPP Partners Author Article in Diplomatic History

May 02, 2012
David Palkki and Hal Brands publish "'Conspiring Bastards': Saddam Hussein's Strategic View of the United States" in Diplomatic History.

Conference Report: 10th Annual LSE-GWU-UCSB Graduate Conference on the Cold War

May 02, 2012
On 19-21 April 2012, the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme (CWSP) hosted the 10th Annual LSE-GWU-UCSB Graduate Conference on the Cold War which showcased the work of 23 Ph.D. students from across the world. Speakers included Gregg Brazinsky, Holger Nehring, Roham Alvandi, Anne Deighton, James Ellison, Matt Jones, David Priestland and IDEAS co-director Arne Westad.

Conference Report: The Cold War: History, Memory, and Representation

Apr 25, 2012
H-Soz-u-Kult has released a report on the CWIHP co-sponsored conference The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation, which was held from 14-16 July 2011 at the European Academy in Berlin.

Chasing Shadows: The Angleton Legacy and the World of Counterintelligence

Apr 18, 2012
His zeal both a benefit and a liability, longtime CIA counter-intelligence chief James Angleton is remembered with a mixed legacy. In this interview, Cambridge historian and Cold War expert Christopher Andrew discusses the complex personality behind one of the era’s towering figures.

Gaddis Biography of George Kennan Wins Pulitzer Prize

Apr 17, 2012
Wilson Center Fellow and CWIHP Advisory Board member John Lewis Gaddis wins the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography

NPIHP Partners Release New Documents on Indian Nuclear History

Apr 11, 2012
New archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program from a collection of Indian nuclear physicist Homi J. Bhabha's papers.

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