New Evidence on Poland in the Early Cold War

Jul 07, 2011
The Conversation between Wladyslaw Gomulka and Jozef Stalin on 14 November 1945 by Andrzej Werblan***The Polish Contribution to the Victory of the "Prague Coup" in February 1948 by Andrzej Paczkowski***Stalin as Editor: The Soviet Dictator's Secret Changes to the Polish Constitution of 1952 by Krzysztof Persak*** more

New Evidence on the Sino-American Opening

Jul 07, 2011
"All Under the Heaven Is Great Chaos" Beijing, the Sino-Soviet Border Clashes, the the Turn Toward Sino-American Rapprochement, 1968-69 introduction and annotation by Chen Jian and David L. Wilson*** more

New Evidence on the Berlin Crisis 1958-1962

Jul 07, 2011
Khrushchev's November 1958 Berlin Ultimatum: New Evidence from the Polish Archives introduction, translation, and annotation by Douglas Selvage ***The Berlin Crisis and the Khrushchev-Ulbricht Summits in Moscow, 9 and 18 June 1959introduction, translation, and annotation by Hope M. Harrison ***The End of the Berlin Crisis, 1961-1962: New Evidence From the Polish and East German Archives introduction, translation, and annotation by Douglas Selvage *** more

Research Notes and Conference Reports

Jul 07, 2011
"We Are in a Bind": Polish and Czechoslovak Attempts at Reforming the Warsaw Pact, 1956-1969 by Vojtech Mastny ***New Evidence on the Cuban Missile Crisis: Khrushchev, Nuclear Weapons, and the Cuban Missile Crisis by Raymond L. Garthoff ***Soviet Moldavia and the 1968 Czechoslovak Crisis: A Report on the Political "Spill-Over" introduction and translation by Mark Kramer ***Microfilm Projects in East European Military Archives by Ronald D. Landa ***"Pacifistic Blowback"? New Evidence on the Soviet Peace Campaign in the Early 1950s by Nigel Gould-Davies ***Between Solidarity and Neutrality: The Nordic Countries and the Cold War, 1945-1991 by Valur Ingimundarson ***News from Hanoi Archives: Summer 1998 by David Wolff ***Conference on Understanding the End of the Cold War by Nina Tannenwald *** more

Cover, Editor's Note, and Table of Contents

Jul 07, 2011
Editor's Note by David Wolff*** more

Section 1 - The Plenums

Jul 07, 2011
The Drama of the Plenums: A Call to Arms by David Wolff ***Declassified Materials from CPSU Central Committee Plenums: Sources, Context, Highlights by Mark Kramer***Central Committee Plenums, 1941-1966: Contents and Implications by Gael Moullec ***CPSU Plenums, Leadership Struggles, and Soviet Cold War Politics by Vladislav Zubok ***Plenum Transcript Excerpts (January 1955, July 1955, March 1956, June 1957)*** Khrushchev's Second Secret Speech by Leo Gluchowski *** more

Section 2 - "This is Not a Politburo, but a Madhouse"

Jul 07, 2011
"This is Not a Politburo, but a Madhouse": The Post-Stalin Succession Struggle, Soviet Deutschlandpolitik and the SED: New Evidence from Russian, German, and Hungarian Archives by Christian Ostermann*** more

Section 3 - Yugoslavia and the Cold War

Jul 07, 2011
Yugoslavia and the Cold War by Christian Ostermann ***The Soviet Bloc and the Initial Stage of the Cold War: Archival Documents on Stalin's Meetings with Communist Leaders of Yugoslavia and Bulgaria, 1946-1948 by Leonid Gibianskii ***Soviet Plans to Establish the COMINFORM in Early 1946: New Evidence from the Hungarian Archives by Csaba Békés ***Stalin's Plan to Assassinate Tito*** The Turn in Soviet-Yugoslav Relations, 1953-55 by Andrei Edemskii ***Soviet-Yugoslav Relations and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 by Leonid Gibianskii *** more

Section 4 - Deng Xiaoping and the Cold War

Jul 07, 2011
In Memoriam: Deng Xiaoping and the Cold War by David Wolff ***"Look What Chaos in the Beautiful Socialist Camp!" Deng Xiaoping and the Sino-Soviet Split, 1956-1963 by Vladislav Zubok ***Deng Xiaoping, Mao's "Continuous Revolution,"and the Path toward the Sino-Soviet Split by CHEN Jian***Deng Xiaoping's Talks with the Soviet Ambassador and Leadership, 1957-1963*** more

Section 5 - Cold War Endpoints

Jul 07, 2011
Cold War Endpoints?: Beginning the Debate by David Wolff ***When did the Cold War End? by Thomas Blanton*** Stalemate in an Era of Change: New Sources and Questions on Gorbachev, Yeltsin, and Soviet/Russian-Japanese Relations by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa ***The Last Official Foreign Visit by M.S. Gorbachev as President of the USSR: The Road to Tokyo by A.S. Cherniaev *** more



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.