The turbulent recent history and the expanding historiography on 20th century Balkans have prompted the Centre for the International Affairs, Diplomacy and Strategy London School of Economics and Political Science and the Konstantinos Karamanlis Institute for Democracy to organize an international conference that will study the region in the context of the Cold War.
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.
Donga Daily recently carried a profile of NKIDP Coordinator James Person, highlighting Person's research on the origins and evolution of North Korea’s Juche ideology as well as the recent work of NKIDP.
New research is shedding additional historical light on the Cold War's iconic nuclear standoff between the U.S. and U.S.S.R., with the tiny nation of Cuba in the middle. For the next two weeks, CONTEXT will look back on what we're learning with an eye toward the lessons that apply today. In part 3 of our "On The Brink" series, Svetlana Savranskaya describes the underrated role of Russia's Anastas Mikoyan in events that ultimately avoided nuclear catastrophe.
The Wilson Center's new European Energy Security Initiative will host seminars and fellows to delve into issues critical to Europe's energy dynamics which, in turn, affect the economic and security policies of many parts of the globe.