Wilson Center Experts

Petre Opris

Romanian Scholar
Cold War International History Project

Cold War
Military History
Security and Defense
Military pensioner with the Service of Protection and Guard, Bucharest
Wilson Center Project(s):
“Between East and West: Romanian Security and Foreign Policy (1961-1989).”
Mar 01, 2012
Jun 15, 2012

His research focuses on the Cold War and military history, the security and foreign policy of Romania and the history of international relations. He was one of the associate researchers within the project coordinated by Professor Vojtech Mastny (“The Legacy of the Soviet Bloc-India Relations and US-Indian Strategic Partnership”, The Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security, 2007-2010).

Major Publications

  • The Romanian Industry of Defense. Documents, 1950-1989 (2007)
  • Romania within the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991 (2008)
  • The Polish Crisis in the Early of 1980s.
  • The Reaction of the Romanian Communist Party (2008), and two edited collection of documents (from 1954 to 1968) on Romania in the Warsaw Pact (2008 and 2009). 

Articles in:

  • The Crisis of Détente in Europe. From Helsinki to Gorbachev, 1975-1985 (editor: Leopoldo Nuti, Routledge, 2008)
  • Der Warshauer Pakt – Von der Gründung bis zum Zusammenbruch, 1955 bis 1991 (Berlin: Christoph Links Verlag, 2008)
  • Dwie decady zmian: Rumunia 1989-2009 (Warszawa: Difin Publishing House, 2009)
  • Pamięć i Sprawiedliwość (Warszawa: Instytut Pamięci Narodowej, 2010).