Between February 16th and March 1st 2014, NPIHP Partners were featured at the Atoms for Europe Erasmus Intensive Program, hosted in Augsburg. The program brings together students and teachers from Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Hungary to discuss the European postwar history with a special focus on nuclear issues.
North Korea’s recent warnings to diplomats and foreigners living in Pyongyang that their safety cannot be guaranteed because of the tense situation on the Korean Peninsula are not unprecedented. Documents obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project (NKIDP) reveal that North Korea has issued similar warnings during past crises in Korea.
The program will provide Korean students currently enrolled in an advanced degree program the opportunity to spend between three to six months at the Center conducting advanced research on an important public policy issue or a topic in international history.
Between Aid and Restriction: Changing Soviet Policies toward China’s Nuclear Weapons Program: 1954-1960
Based on newly-available archival material from Chinese sources, NPIHP Working Paper #2 explores the relationship between Soviet Union and China during the 1950s and 1960s as the latter sought to establish their atomic industry and develop a nuclear weapon with Soviet scientific and technological assistance.
Former CWIHP Director and George Washington University Associate Professor of History and International Affairs James G. Hershberg was quoted in The Washington Post's "The Fact Checker" column.
Russian Documents on the Korean War: 1950-53 introduction by James G. Hershberg and translations by Vladislav Zubok***Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Cuba: New Evidence by Svetlana Savranskaya***
Elena Agarossi and Victor Zaslavsky employ previously classified documents in Russian and Italian archives in order to underscore the role of Stalin's ambitions and their incompatibility with liberal-democratic systems in the development of the Cold War.