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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.

The Struggle for Democracy in Russia

Mar 08, 2012
With last Sunday's vote heralding Putin's return to the presidency, Russia's opposition movement is settling into a long campaign for reforms, activist Oleg Kozlovsky says. "This struggle can take months; it can take years; and [we] realize it's not an easy task," he tells Context.
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John Lewis Gaddis on George Kennan

Mar 06, 2012
George F. Kennan will be remembered as one of America’s great foreign policy minds. In this interview, former Wilson Center Fellow John Lewis Gaddis reveals the complex personality behind the author of containment theory.

Fall 2012 CWIHP Internship Opportunities

Feb 28, 2012
The Cold War International History Project is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester. Deadline to apply: 7/20

Fall of the Soviet Union, Part II: Russia Today and the Ghost of Empires Past

Dec 12, 2011
In part two, the panel of experts assess Russia's progress during the 20 years since the end of the Soviet Union and it's current situation.

Woodrow Wilson Center Honors Drew Guff and Mikhail Margelov at the 2011 Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner

Nov 21, 2011
WASHINGTON— On Tuesday, November 8, 2011, the Woodrow Wilson Center honored Drew Guff, Managing Director and founding principal of Siguler Guff, and Senator Mikhail Margelov, Chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, with the Woodrow Wilson Awards at the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Awards Dinner. The dinner was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Washington, D.C., and benefited the Center’s Kennan Institute.
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In From the Cold: Russia Strikes Deal to Join the WTO

Nov 09, 2011
After 18 years of ambivalence, delays, and false starts, Russia and Georgia have reached an agreement that paves the way for Russian membership in the World Trade Organization. The Wilson Center's William Pomeranz on the implications of Russia's entry into the global trade group.

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Hope M. Harrison was featured in The Washington Post

Oct 28, 2011
Harrison discussed the 50th anniversary of the American/Soviet showdown at Checkpoint Charlie—an incident that some feared would trigger nuclear war.

Deputy Director William Pomeranz to Speak at School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

Sep 27, 2011
The Russia-Eurasia Forum of the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, is hosting Kennan Institute Deputy Director William Pomeranz for a presentation titled "Commercial Codes and Kangaroo Courts: The Contradictions of Russian Legal Reform."

The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 is reviewed in Frontline

Sep 26, 2011
The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is reviewed in Frontline by A.G. Noorani.

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