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New Book on the Secret History of the Predator Drone

Sep 16, 2014
Amazon.com has named Wilson Center Global Fellow Richard Whittle’s new book Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution one of September’s fifteen best new history books.

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CWIHP Call for Papers: The Communist Security Apparatus in East Central Europe, 1944/45 to 1989

Jul 22, 2004
22 July. The conference's theme is the communist security apparatus in the countries occupied by the Soviet Union (Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia) and the Soviet bloc states in Europe (Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania). The organizers invite interested historians to submit paper proposals.

CWIHP Conference: Western Broadcasting in the Cold War New Evidence from former Communist Archives on the Impact of Western Radio

Jul 22, 2004
22 July. The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and will organize a conference to examine the impact of Western broadcasting, especially Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, during the Cold War. The conference will be held at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, on 13-15 October 2004

European Union Enlargement: Pushing the Frontiers of Cooperation

Jul 22, 2004
In May 2004, the European Union accepted 10 new countries, raising the total from 15 to 25 member states, with a combined population of 454 million people. The addition of eight East/Central European nations is a milestone in the EU's plan to integrate Western Europe with the formerly communist world, a plan that was in the making since 1989 when communism fell and an unprecedented opportunity arose to broaden the boundaries of democracy.

Challenges Remain for Post-Communist Europe

Jul 22, 2004
Eight post-communist countries have adopted political and economic reforms that gained them entry into the European Union, but serious challenges lie ahead.

ECSP Director Joins Scientific Committee to Advise IHDP

Jul 22, 2004
Geoffrey Dabelko sees opportunities for ECSP to contribute to the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP), an international, interdisciplinary, and non-governmental science program that fosters high-quality research on the human dimensions of global environmental change.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.