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.
The North Korea International Documentation Project is currently accepting internship applications for Summer 2014. The application deadline is 15 March 2014.
Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries reviewed Svetlana Savranskaya's "The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev, and the Missiles of November."
New from the CWIHP e-Dossier Series: Introduction to the Willy Brandt Document Collection Willy Brandt - Berliner Ausgabe
Pulling together 22 of the most insightful documents from the mammoth ten-volume German-language collection Berliner Ausgabe, Rother explores many of the key phases of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's political life, including Ostpolitik and detente, the early 1980s era of renewed confrontation, Brandt's relationship with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, and his work on the North-South Commission aimed at developing a comprehensive international development strategy.
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."
The Woodrow Wilson Center, the Ratiu Democracy Center, and the Ratiu Charitable Foundation are pleased to announce that Adam Michnik is the 2009 Recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award. The award will be presented at the Woodrow Wilson Center on December 3 during the Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture.
Aimed at building a new generation of experts on the international history of nuclear weapons, the second-annual Nuclear Boot Camp will be hosted by the University of Roma Tre and the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies (CIMA) in the village of Allumiere near Rome, Italy for ten days in the last half of June 2012.
In the early 1980s, Brazilian nuclear activities were facing stark challenges. The 1975 Brazil-West German nuclear cooperation agreement had inspired strong opposition from the US and elsewhere. The landmark agreement provided for reactor construction and the transfer of uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing capabilities that would give Brazil mastery of the entire nuclear fuel cycle. Officials in Washington viewed the agreement as a major proliferation risk.