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Washington History Seminar Fall 2014 Lineup

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Aug 20, 2014
The Washington History Seminar, sponsored jointly by the National History Center of the American Historical Association and the Wilson Center, announces its Fall 2014 schedule. more

The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book

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September 08, 2014 // 4:00pm5:30pm
In The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring readers intimately close to the charming, passionate, and complex artist that was Boris Pasternak. First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement, the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War—to a time when literature had the power to stir the world. more

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

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Aug 12, 2014
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. more

Declassified Documents on Korean Armistice Agreement Featured on the Digital Archive

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Jul 25, 2014
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. more

Event Transcript - Researching the Middle East

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Jul 18, 2014
Transcript for a panel discussion on the challenges of researching and writing on recent Middle East history. more

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