Communism Publications

Fraternal Support: The East German ‘Stasi’ and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War

Sep 30, 2014
Former Wilson Center Fellow Martin Grossheim examines the relationship between the East Germany Stasi and Vietnam, arguing that despite its "second-tier" status in the socialist world, the GDR had a profound impact on the development and evolution of state socialism in Vietnam. more

Why Did Russia Give Away Crimea Sixty Years Ago?

Mar 19, 2014
In 1954 the Soviet Union transferred control of Crimea to Soviet Ukraine. Mark Kramer (Harvard) explains the reasons behind this surprising decision, one which has come back to haunt Ukraine today with tragic consequences. more

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 by Shu Guang Zhang

Beijing's Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949-1991

Mar 06, 2014
Beijing’s Economic Statecraft during the Cold War, 1949–1991 describes China’s use of economic instruments in pursuit of foreign policy goals from the foundation of the People’s Republic to the end of the Cold War. more

Central Europeans and the Sino-Soviet Split: The “Great Friendship” as International History

Mar 04, 2014
CWIHP is pleased to announce the release of thirteen new documents on Sino-Soviet relations translated into English for the first time. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 46, Austin Jersild discusses tensions between Chinese and Central European officials over the misbehavior and incompetence of Soviet advisers in China. more

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989, edited by Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel

Gender and the Long Postwar: The United States and the Two Germanys, 1945–1989

Feb 12, 2014
Gender and the Long Postwar examines gender politics during the post–World War II period and the Cold War in the United States and East and West Germany.  more

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order: National Identities, Bilateral Relations, and East versus West in the 2010s by Gilbert Rozman

The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order: National Identities, Bilateral Relations, and East versus West in the 2010s

Jan 28, 2014
The Sino-Russian Challenge to the World Order argues that China and Russia’s national identities are much closer to each other than usually thought, and are growing even closer. The closeness of their identities comes neither from their prerevolutionary pasts nor from today’s practical politics, but rather from habits carried over from their communist periods. more

The Soviet Cuban Missile Crisis: Castro, Mikoyan, Kennedy, Khrushchev and the Missiles of November

Dec 16, 2013
Written by Sergo A. Mikoyan and Svetlana Savranskaya more

The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System

Dec 14, 2013
NKIDP e-Dossier no. 15, "The 1967 Purge of the Gapsan Faction and Establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System," draws on newly obtained and translated Romanian and East German documents to shed new light on the purge of the so-called Gapsan faction and establishment of the Monolithic Ideological System in 1967 by North Korean founding leader Kim Il Sung, events which continue to loom large over North Korea and suggest that the purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek should be analyzed primarily in the context of efforts to solidify the unitary leadership of Kim Jong Un. more

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.