Book Launch Event for Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971

On Monday, January 24, 4:00-5:30 pm, author Francis J. Gavin will discuss his latest book Gold, Dollars, and Power: The Politics of International Monetary Relations, 1958-1971. This event is open to the public.

The 1954 Geneva Conference

A CWIHP Document Reader compiled for the international conference "New Evidence on the 1954 Geneva Conference on Indochina," Washington D.C., 17-18 February 2006

Section 5 - Cold War Endpoints

Cold War Endpoints?: Beginning the Debate by David Wolff ***When did the Cold War End? by Thomas Blanton*** Stalemate in an Era of Change: New Sources and Questions on Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Soviet/Russian-Japanese Relations by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa ***The Last Official Foreign Visit by M.S. Gorbachev as President of the USSR: The Road to Tokyo by A.S. Cherniaev ***

North Korea and the Cuban Missile Crisis

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 12, "The Cuban Missile Crisis and the Origins of North Korea’s Policy of Self-Reliance in National Defense," is introduced by James F. Person and features 6 translated documents which demonstrate how the Cuban Missile Crisis transformed North Korea’s relations with Moscow and Beijing and nudged the country down a path of unsustainable military buildup that, in part, resulted in a nuclear weapons program and was responsible for the country’s economic difficulties in later decades.

Idealists Against Ideologues: A Case Study in the Political History of the Romanian Intelligentsia

The Romanian dissident movement in the 1970s and 1980s was markedly different from its counterparts in Czechoslovakia and Poland. Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Mihail Neamtu discusses one Romanian who exercised dissent by immersing himself in classical languages and culture and withholding the benefits of his intellect from the state.


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From Free Europe to Free Poland: Free Europe Committee in the Cold War

September 05, 2014 // 9:00amSeptember 06, 2014 // 6:00pm

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