Cold War

History Meets Politics: Government and Academic Specialists Discuss Latest FRUS Volume on Iran 1953 Coup

In June 2017, Iran scholars fairly rejoiced when the State Department suddenly released its long-suppressed Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) volume covering the years 1951-1954 in Iran. The defining event of that period, of course, was the coup d’etat against Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddeq, orchestrated by the US and British governments with Iranian participation.

#256 Political Culture of the Cold War in Brazil, 1947-1964 (draft)

By Thaís Battibugli

 

Archivist's Note: The final version of this paper was not found in the Latin American Program archive. The present document is a draft of a research paper of the same name, on the theme "Democracy and Political Culture in Brazil." The paper aims to evaluate a month of research done in collaboration with the Brazil Project at the Woodrow Wilson Center and the Culture Ministry of Brazil. It analyzes documents from the National Archives, books from the Library of Congress, and articles from the Wilson Center Library.

PsyOps goes Rodent

Image: Renowned Aboriginal tenor Harold Blair sings at an event organized by the Australian Soviet Friendship Society in honor of the Soviet Olympic team.

Anti-Soviet Protests at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games

One month after the start of the Hungarian Revolution, the 1956 Olympic Games began in Melbourne, forcing Soviet officials to work overtime to counter the impact of protests.

Conversations with Zhou Enlai: New Additions to the Collection

Transcripts of Zhou Enlai’s meetings with Ho Chi Minh, Gamal Abdel Nasser, and Kim Il Sung among new items added to DigitalArchive.org

China’s Policy of Conciliation and Reduction and its Impact on Boundary Negotiations and Settlements in the Early 1960s

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CWIHP Working Paper 85

China’s Policy of Conciliation and Reduction (Sanhe Yishao) and its Impact on Boundary Negotiations and Settlements in the Early 1960s

Eric Hyer
December 2017

The 1957-58 Xinjiang Committee Plenum and the Attack on “Local Nationalism”

Soviet archives reveal a turning point in the Chinese Communist Party’s relationship with Uyghur and Kazakh elites in Xinjiang

Beginning in early 1957, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) embarked on a campaign to “rectify its style of work” (zhengdun zuofeng 整顿作风, or simply zhengfeng 整风), reviving methods of self-criticism and purge that had been pioneered in Yan’an in the 1940s.

Cuba and the OAS: A Story of Dramatic Fallout and Reconciliation

Documents from the Organization of American States and Havana’s archives show the regional body mediating between the US and Cuba

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