North Korea recently hinted that it would be interested in co-hosting the 2018 Olympics with Pyeongchang, South Korea. Though the organizing committee for Pyeongchang rejected the idea as unrealistic, the North’s proposal is not without precedent, as documents obtained by the North Korea International Documentation Project demonstrate.
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 11, "Explaining North Korean Migration to China," is introduced by Hazel Smith and features 11 translated Chinese documents which provide a window into historical cases of legal and illegal migration between the DPRK and China.
The North Korea International Documentation Project and The Ohio State University are pleased to announce an upcoming conference entitled North Korea’s Cold War.
CWIHP Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson published an article in the Hoover Digest entitled Today's Liberation Technologies. In the article, the former Radio Free Europe director points out that despite changes in technology, 'free people need free information' today just as they did during the Cold War.
Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award, was featured in an article on America.gov, published by the State Department's Bureau of International Information Programs.
Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries reviewed Svetlana Savranskaya's "The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November."
According to some historical accounts, Israel came very close to deploying nuclear weapons during the Yom Kippur War. But a newly released firsthand account of high-level deliberations provides a more nuanced account of what occurred. Avner Cohen is a senior fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a former Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Dr. Cohen is the author of two groundbreaking books on Israeli nuclear history and has worked with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project for the past two years to facilitate the release of historical materials from his research collection.
On Monday, October 25 at 1:30 p.m., the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Project along with the Department of Energy Office of History and Heritage Resources are hosting a symposium on Edward Teller's legacy to the U.S. science community and U.S. national security. The Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, Wilson Center President and Director and The Honorable Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Energy will be among the speakers. This event is open to the public.
New research is shedding additional historical light on the Cold War's iconic nuclear standoff between the US and USSR. CONTEXT has been looking back on what we're learning with an eye toward the lessons that apply today. In part 4 of our "On The Brink" series, James Hershberg tells us why new documents show us that, "this is not our parent's Cuban Missile Crisis."