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.
A new book published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press reveals West Africa as a significant site of Cold War conflict in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
British Foreign Policy Elites and the Euromissiles Crisis
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of a new document to its online Digital Archive. Introduced by Sue Onslow, the newly released document is a 1979 conversation between the future President of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, and communist leader of Bulgaria, Todor Zhivkov.
Conferences in Budapest, Potsdam Spotlight Cold War Flashpoints***Togliatti on Nagy, 30 October 1956: Missing Cable Found***New Evidence on Soviet Decision-Making and the 1956 Polish and Hungarian Crises by Mark Kramer***The "Malin Notes" on the Crises in Hungary and Poland, 1956 translated and annotated by Mark Kramer***
Jeffrey A. Engel turns Cold War diplomatic history upside down by studying how actions of international relations affected local popular life. Each chapter has its origins in a major international issue, and then unfolds the consequences of that issue for some region or city.