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 1976May 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.
David Palkki and Hal Brands publish "'Conspiring Bastards': Saddam Hussein's Strategic View of the United States" in Diplomatic History.
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.
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.
Wilson Center Fellow and CWIHP Advisory Board member John Lewis Gaddis wins the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography
New archival documents on the history of India’s nuclear program from a collection of Indian nuclear physicist Homi J. Bhabha's papers.
Former Wilson Center Public Policy Ion Ratiu Scholar Nabeel Rajab wins the Advocacy Award from Index on Censorship
NPIHP partners at the Fundacao Getulio Vargas (FGV) recently hosted a critical oral history conference on the Brazilian and Argentine nuclear programs. The conference discussions suggest that scholars may need to re-evaluate the standard historical narrative which portrays Brazil and Argentina as nuclear rivals who became partners following the end of military rule in both countries.
Once shoulder to shoulder allies against the USSR, the US and the EU still share many common challenges. In this interview Stefan Froehlich discusses trans-Atlantic ties, analyzing the impact of austerity budgets and a reduced US military presence on European security.