Cold War

The Myth of the Wilsonian Moment

Hồ Chí Minh at the French Communist Party Congress, Marseille, 1921. Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France.

Ho Chi Minh’s Embrace of the Communist International in 1919-1920

 

Was Woodrow Wilson responsible for Hồ Chí Minh’s embrace of communist internationalism? Since the 1960s, some historians have hinted as much.

Indian Foreign Policy during the Early Cold War: Realist or Idealist?

Historians tend to use the term “nonalignment” to describe India’s place in the world during the Cold War era, and depict idealistic leaders like Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his main advisor V.K. Krishna Menon as the primary drivers of Indian foreign policy.

Event Recap: The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture

The Seventh Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture on U.S.-East Asia Relations: Jack Downey, Sino-American Relations, and International Law – Lessons for Today

Dr. Nancy Bernkopf Tucker was a noted diplomatic historian, accomplished scholar, inspiring teacher, highly-regarded official and policy analyst, valued mentor, cherished friend, and loving and much loved wife of historian Warren I. Cohen. At the time of her death, she held a joint appointment in the department of history and the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

From Alignment to Non-Alignment: Yugoslavia Discovers the Third World

Yugoslavia set the pace of political developments inside the Non-Aligned Movement and around the Third World during the Cold War era. And unlike other non-aligned countries during this period, Yugoslavia’s non-alignment was neither a product of anti-colonial revolution nor of post-colonial defiance to former masters.

Dr. Hope M. Harrison: 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Dr. Hope Harrison was a Public Policy Fellow with the History and Public Policy Program as well as the Cold War International History Project at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. from June 2014 to October 2016. She is an Associate Professor of History & International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Her focuses are on the Berlin Wall, Germany, international history of the Cold War, and Russian foreign policy. She is also the author of the award-winning book Driving the Soviets up the Wall (Princeton Univ. Press, 2003).

“An Explosion Occurred in Power Unit No. 4”: The Story of Chernobyl in Documents

Image: The first photograph of Unit Four after the accident, shot from a helicopter by Chernobyl plant photographer Anatoly Rasskazov, at approximately 3.00pm on April 26 1986 (Anatoly Rasskazov/Ukrainian National Chernobyl Museum).

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