Between Aid and Restriction: Changing Soviet Policies toward China’s Nuclear Weapons Program: 1954-1960
The latest addition to the NPIHP Working Paper series explores the history of the relationship between Soviet Union and China during the 1950s and 1960s as China sought to develop a nuclear weapon with Soviet scientific and technological assistance.
CWIHP is pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Shen Zhihua. His project is entitled "Uncertain Partners: A History of Sino-DPRK Relations, 1949-1992."
When European Commission President José Manuel Barroso visited Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan in mid-January, he might as well have sounded the starting gun in the final sprint to secure Caspian natural gas for European consumers, writes Alexandros Petersen, adviser to the Wilson Center's European Energy Security Initiative.
Today’s nuclear policy challenges have deep roots in the past. Hence, international history of nuclear weapons proliferation does have the potential to play a role in aiding policy-making. Towards this goal, following the invitation of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, NPIHP partners, experts and policy people from all around the world traveled to Vienna, Austria, on February 1, 2013, for a one-day workshop. The participants had the opportunity to discuss the results of the historical research conducted so far within the project and work towards better understanding the wider implications of historical work for the policy context. The meeting greatly benefited from the gracious hosting by NPIHP's partners at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
Journal War in History Reviews CWIHP Book Local Consequences of the Global Cold War, Edited by Jeffrey A. Engel
The Cold War International History Project is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2012 academic semester. Deadline to apply: 7/20
CWIHP is pleased to welcome new ECNU scholar Yakun Hao to the Wilson Center. During his time at the Center, his project is entitled "Influence of Korean War on P.R. China: The Social Integration of China During the Korean War." Yakun will be in residence from July 2012 to December 2012.
The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is reviewed in Frontline by A.G. Noorani.
Transcript for a panel discussion on the challenges of researching and writing on recent Middle East history.