Radio Free Europe began regular broadcasts from Munich sixty years ago with a news program by its Czechoslovak department. To mark this anniversary, the Collegium Carolinum, together with the Czech Centre, and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes held the conference "Voices of Freedom – Western Interference? 60 Years of Radio Free Europe in Munich and Prague."
The Bonds of Brotherhood: New Evidence on Sino–North Korean Exchanges, 1950–1954
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the building of the Berlin Wall on August 13, 1961, the Cold War International History Project is pleased to announce the publication of a Special CWIHP Research Report, The Victims at the Berlin Wall, 1961-1989, by Hans-Herman Hertle, fellow at the Center for Contemporary History in Potsdam and Maria Nooke, fellow at the Berlin Wall Memorial Site and Documentation Center on the number and identities of the individuals who died at the Berlin Wall between 1961 and 1989.
"United States-South African Nuclear Relations During the Cold War and Beyond"
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."
Today Woodrow Wilson Center Director, President and CEO Jane Harman and National Defense University President Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a joint research and conference program on Iraqi records captured in the wake of the 2003 invasion.
Former CWIHP Director and George Washington University Associate Professor of History and International Affairs James G. Hershberg was quoted in The Washington Post's "The Fact Checker" column.
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.
Confronting the GDR's communist past was the subject of much public discourse in a Germany reunified by the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989. The federal parliament of a reunited Germany saw "a public duty to address, and possibly redress, the manifold issues of injustice and repression committed during GDR times."
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the publication of the latest NPIHP Research Update by William Burr, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. The paper, U.S. Secret Assistance to the French Nuclear Program, 1969-1975: From "Fourth Country" to Strategic Partner features sixty-six new documents on U.S. assistance to the French nuclear program and the debate in Washington surrounding the French decision to 'go nuclear.'