3/3/03--The Cold War International History Project and its Bulgarian partner, the "Cold War Research Group-Bulgaria" are pleased to announce the publication of a new CD-ROM on "Bulgaria and the Cold War. Documents from Todor Zhivkov's Personal Records." Containing never-before published documents from the personal archive of Bulgaria's former Communist dictator Todor Zhivkov, Eastern Europe's longest serving Stalinist leader, the collection covers the entire period of Zhivkov's reign from his election as Communist party leader in 1954 through the collapse of communism in Bulgaria in 1989. [Read More]
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 23, Hope M. Harrision (George Washington University) analyzes new archival evidence on the building of the Berlin Wall – the notes of an August 1, 1961 meeting between Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and East German leader Walter Ulbricht.
Ryoo Kihl-Jae, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and long-time partner of the North Korea International Documentation Project, was nominated as the next Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea by President-elect Park Geun-hye.
CWIHP e-Dossier No. 18 contains a collection of translated documents originally published in the journal Istochnik, Dokumenti Ruskoi Istorii, 2003, No. 6; prepared with financial support from CWIHP.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents to its online Digital Archive with an introduction by Vadim Birstein, biologist and historian. In CWIHP e-Dossier no. 34, newly translated documents reveal the Soviet perspective on Vice President Henry A. Wallace's 1944 trip to the Soviet Far East.
In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea.
The Cold War International History Project Working Paper Series is designed to provide a speedy outlet for historians who have gained access to newly-available archives and sources and would like to share their results. Edited by Christian F. Ostermann, and supported generously by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, other foundations, and private donations from individuals and corporations.