Cold War Events

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Warsaw Pact: Wartime Statutes—Instruments of Soviet Control

April 05, 2011 // 1:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
A collection of recently declassified Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents demonstrates that in the early 1980s the U.S. government learned quickly of new Warsaw Pact planning instruments and accurately assessed the role that the Soviet Union's Warsaw Pact allies were expected to play in a conflict in Europe.
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Solidarity With Solidarity: Western European Trade Unions and the Polish Crisis, 1980-1982

March 11, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
On March 11, 2011 Idesbald Goddeeris will discuss his latest book which analyzes reaction to Solidarnosc in nine Western European countries and within the international trade union confederations.
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Russia's Cold War: From the October Revolution to the Fall of the Wall

March 10, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
In his latest book Jonathan Haslam makes the case that the Cold War was not stable, but was characterized by constant wars, near-wars, and political upheavals on both sides.
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Work in Progress Presentation: U.S. Policy Toward Trade Liberalization, Sino-American Economic Relations, and China's Road to "Reform and Opening," 1969-1976

February 17, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
On April 14th, 1971, President Richard Nixon announced an end to the U.S.-led embargo on the People's Republic of China, a step which marked the beginning of Sino-American economic normalization and a new direction for U.S. foreign policy despite the absence of diplomatic relations with Beijing. During a work in progress presentation, Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Dai Chaowu assessed the U.S. policy toward trade liberalization as an important element in Nixon's diplomacy and as a critical means of turning détente into a practical reality.
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Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond

January 20, 2011 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Wilson Center senior scholar and former director of Radio Free Europe, A. Ross Johnson discussed his latest book which examines the first twenty years of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty.

Off-site Event: The Cold War and Divided Germany in East German Cinematography

November 20, 2010 // 2:00pm4:00pm
Cold War International History Project
Jörg Foth, DEFA Film Library, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian

The Cold War and Divided Germany in East German Cinematography

November 19, 2010 // 4:00pm6:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Robert Gerald Livingston, German Historical Institute, Peter Rollberg, Professor of Film Studies, The George Washington University, Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian

Off-site Event: The Cold War and Divided Germany in East German Cinematography

November 18, 2010 // 5:30pm7:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Jonathan Skolnik, Professor, University of Massachusetts; Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian

The Cold War and Divided Germany in East German Cinematography

November 17, 2010 // 4:00pm6:30pm
Cold War International History Project
Benjamin Fischer, Former CIA History Staff; Bernd Schaefer, Senior Scholar, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson Center; Paul Werner Wagner, Independent Cultural Historian
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Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era: Nuclear Antiaircraft Arms and the Cold War

November 17, 2010 // 3:00pm4:30pm
Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
Christopher Bright, Author, Continental Defense in the Eisenhower Era, Robert S. Norris, Natural Resources Defense Council

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