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CWIHP Call for Papers: At the Roots of the European Security System: Thirty Years Since the Helsinki Final Act

Jul 07, 2004
7 July 2004. The 30th anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act in 2005 is certain to bring about a whole harvest of conferences and commemorative events. These are likely to focus mainly on the CSCE's accomplishment in making human rights an indispensable requirement of a legitimate and well-functioning international system. While not trying to detract from the importance of this signal accomplishment, the proposed conference, by focusing on the "roots of European security," aims at the larger picture, of which the human rights issue is an integral, but only one, part. At issue is the significance of the CSCE for the redefinition and expansion of the meaning of security, resulting in increased importance of its nonmilitary ingredients at the expense of the military ones that is characteristic of today's remarkably stable and peaceful European security system—-a potential model for other parts of the world.

CWIHP in the News: James G. Hershberg on "Just Who Did Smash Communism?"

Jun 27, 2004
Former CWIHP director James G. Hershberg published an Op-ed on the end of the Cold War in the 27 June 2004 issue of the Washington Post (page B01). Read the article and the "Live Chat" on washingtonpost.com.

CWIHP in the News: CWIHP event covered by National Iranian American Council

Jun 18, 2004
The joint book launch of Ambassador William Miller and Malcolm Byrne's new book Mohammad Mosaddeq and the 1953 Coup in Iran by CWIHP and MEP was covered in a National Iranian American Council press release.

CWIHP in the News: "Ron and Mikhail's Excellent Adventure: How Reagan won the Cold War"

Jun 09, 2004
CWIHP's Virtual Archive of documents and CWIHP Advisory Committee member Samuel F. Wells Jr. were featured in a 9 June 2004 Slate article on President Ronald Reagan and the end of the Cold War.

Korea Initiative Coordinator Appears in New Anthology

May 01, 2004
Kathryn Weathersby's contributed the chapter "The Soviet Role in the Korean War: The State of Historical Knowledge," to the new book The Korean War in World History.

Confronting Vietnam: Soviet Policy Toward the Indochina Conflict, 1954-63

Apr 28, 2004
On Wednesday, April 28, at 3:30 pm, author Ilya Gaiduk will discuss his new book which argues that the USSR attributed no geostrategic importance to Indochina and did not want the crisis there to disrupt détente. The panel discussion will also feature historians Kathryn Weathersby and James G. Hershberg. This event is open to the public.

New Working Paper published by the Cold War International History Project

Apr 19, 2004
CWIHP Working Paper No. 43, "Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989," by Dennis Deletant and Mihail Ionescu, is now available for download from the CWIHP website. To download the PDF, please go to http://cwihp.si.edu, Publications >> Working Papers Series or follow the link below: CWIHP Working Paper #43

CWIHP Advisory Board Chairman William Taubman Wins Pulitzer Prize for Biography

Apr 05, 2004
William Taubman wins the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for his biography, Khrushchev: The Man and His Era.

COLD WAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (CWIHP) SCHOLARSHIPS FOR YOUNGER SCHOLARS FROM CHINA 2004-2006

Feb 02, 2004
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars' Cold War International History Project is currently accepting applications for its CWIHP SCHOLARSHIP competition.

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