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Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan, 1979-89
29-30 April 2002

April 29, 2002 // 1:00amApril 30, 2002 // 12:00am
What was behind the Soviet decision in December 1979 to invade Afghanistan? And why did Mikhail Gorbachev pull out Soviet troops 10 years later? What was the role of the U.S. covert assistance program, in particular the Stinger missiles? What role did CIA intelligence play? These were just some of the questions behind a major international conference organized in April by the Wilson Center's COLD WAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORY PROJECT (CWIHP) in cooperation with the Center's ASIA PROGRAM and KENNAN INSTITUTE, George Washington University's Cold War Group, and the National Security Archive. Designed as a "critical oral history" conference, the discussions centered on newly released and translated U.S., Russian, Bulgarian, German, Czech, and Hungarian documents on the war. Conference participants included former Soviet officials and National Security Council (NSC), State Department, and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) officials from the Carter, Bush, and Reagan administrations, as well as scholarly experts from around the world.

Mongolia as the Link of Stability between Central and Northeast Asia

April 17, 2002 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Tsedendamba Batbayar, director, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia, and Wilson fellow;Eric A. McVadon, rear admiral (retired) and independent security consultant;Nyamosor Tuya, fellow, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University, and former minister of Foreign Affairs, Mongolia;Harry Harding, dean and professor, Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University

Conflict Unending

April 08, 2002 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Sumit Ganguly, professor of Asian studies and government, University of Texas, Austin, and former Wilson Center fellow James Manor, professorial fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and Wilson Center fellow Devin Hagerty, assistant professor of political science, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Regional Integration of Hong Kong and Guangdong: Hopes and Fears

April 08, 2002 // 12:00am
Christine Loh, Civic Exchange

Beyond Bilateralism

April 03, 2002 // 1:00pm4:00pm
Summary of a meeting with T.J. Pempel, University of California at Berkeley; John Ikenberry, Georgetown University; Akiko Fukushima, National Institute for Research Advancement, Tokyo; Saadia Pekkanen, Middlebury College; Jennifer Amyx, University of Pennsylvania; Ellis Krauss, University of California at San Diego

BOOK LAUNCH: The Asian American Century

March 28, 2002 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Warren I. Cohen, Distinguished University Professor of History, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

President Bush's Trip to Asia

March 18, 2002 // 11:00am1:00pm
A meeting with James A. Kelly Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs

The Making of the Chinese Industrial Workplace

February 27, 2002 // 2:30pm4:00pm
Mark Frazier, Assistant Professor of Government & Luce Assistant Professor in Political Economy of East Asia, Lawrence University

Pakistan's Nuclear Future

February 22, 2002 // 11:00am12:30pm
Feroz Hassan Khan, Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Affairs (ACDA) Strategic Plans Division, Joint Services Headquarters, Rawalpindi, Pakistan; Woodrow Wilson Center Fellow.

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