Wilson Center Experts

Joze Pirjevec

Visiting Grant
Kennan Institute

Expertise:
Russia and Eurasia
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Universita Degli Studi di Trieste
Wilson Center Project(s):
The Split Between Tito and Stalin, 1948-1949
Term:
Sep 01, 1981
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Oct 01, 1981

Project Summary

Details the crisis produced by the excommunication of the Yugoslav Communist Part from the Cominform, utilizing diplomatic documents previously restricted from general view. Analyzes the complicated political processes conduced by both the Foreign Office and the State Department during the crisis, revealing political attitudes of the US and UK government towards the USSR and Yugoslavia, which are often similar, but not identical. Describes the attempt to undermine the monolithic threat of Soviet-Yugoslav amicability.