NPIHP is pleased to announce a new publication by Senior Adviser Martin J. Sherwin.
One Step from Nuclear War: The Cuban Missile Crisis at 50--in Search of Historical Perspective provides a detailed, but concise historical overview of the Cuban Missile Crisis and its historiography. Sherwin explains in part that "The crisis was the transformative event in U.S.-Soviet and U.S.-Cuban Cold War relations. It not only assured Castro's survival (the putative aim of the Soviet deployment), but it reset the unstated rules of the U.S.-Soviet nucelar relationship."
The article is featured on the cover of the Fall 2012 edition of Prologue, the magazine of the U.S. National Archives. Read the full article on the Prologue website.