Events

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper Focus

In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea.

Nuclear Weapons in International Politics: It's Getting Personal

The role that nuclear weapons play in international politics and security is evolving. For wealthy, militarily powerful countries, nuclear weapons are playing a diminishing role in security planning. Conversely, some countries that lack advanced military capabilities may be coming to see nuclear weapons as increasingly important for their security. The differences between these two groups are reinforced by the fact that, over the past decade, two dictators who ended their nuclear programs have lost their regimes and their lives. As a result, authoritarian leaders may now have an increasingly personal interest in holding on to their nuclear ambitions. U.S. interests can be advanced by minimizing the association that has developed over the past decade between ending nuclear weapons programs, ending regimes, and ending authoritarian leaders’ lives.

Conference Report: The Cold War: History, Memory, and Representation

H-Soz-u-Kult has released a report on the CWIHP co-sponsored conference The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation, which was held from 14-16 July 2011 at the European Academy in Berlin.

Declassified Documents on Korean Armistice Agreement Featured on the Digital Archive

NKIDP has released a collection of Russian, Chinese, and Polish documents on the armistice negotiations which span the nearly two-year period of talks (July 1951-July 1953). The documents shed new light on North Korean, Soviet, and Chinese strategic thinking toward the conflict and the armistice.

CWIHP and Partners Receive NEH Grant to Examine Sports and the Cold War

CWIHP and its partners have received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant to organize and host a series of workshops exploring the role of sports during the Cold War.
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The Iran-Iraq War: The View From Baghdad

The enduring legacy of the Iran-Iraq War will be the focus of the panel discussion, The Iran-Iraq War: The View from Baghdad, to take place Tuesday, October 25, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Call for Papers: 2014 UCSB/GWU/LSE International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The 2014 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, taking place at the University of California at Santa Barbara on April 10-12, 2014, is seeking paper submissions from graduate students working on the Cold War. The deadline is 24 January, 2014.

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Experts & Staff

  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Charles Kraus // Program Assistant
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • Roy O. Kim // Program Assistant