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Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan, 1979-89<br>29-30 April 2002

What was behind the Soviet decision in December 1979 to invade Afghanistan? And why did Mikhail Gorbachev pull out Soviet troops 10 years later? What was the role of the U.S. covert assistance program, in particular the Stinger missiles? What role did CIA intelligence play?

CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann Participates in Historic Havana Conference on the 1961 Bay of Pigs Episode

CWIHP Director Christian Ostermann gives Fidel Castro a copy of the CWHIP Bulletin CWIHP director Christian F. Ostermann participated in the 22-24 March 2001 conference which brought together former officials of the Kennedy Administration, the CIA, members of Brigade 2506, and Cuban government and military officials in Havana for three days of discussion on one of the most infamous episodes of the Cold War—the April 1961 invasion at the Bay of Pigs.

CWIHP Celebrates Ten-Year Anniversary with "Summit" Meeting

On 2-3 March 2001, CWIHP marked its tenth anniversary with a large conference that gathered over 100 scholars and representatives from cold war research groups around the world. The key note address "Cold Wars?" was delivered by Harvard historian Ernest May. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, now a Senior Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, spoke about the significance of "Cold War secrecy and its legacy." A panel chaired by Melvyn Leffler discussed the state of the field of cold war studies and the CWIHP.

Stalin and the Cold War: New Revelations from the Russian Archives

The Meeting is part of the Cold War International History Project's ongoing 'Stalin Project.' Launched in 1997/1998 with workshops in Budapest, Beijing, and Moscow, the Stalin Project aims to document and reassess Stalin's role in the formative years of the Cold War.

The panel discussion will feature leading Russian and American scholars currently engaged in archival research in former communist archives.

Living Next Door to the Bear: How Finland Survived the Cold War

Mikko Majander will present new findings on Finland's role in the Cold War and discuss current Finnish research projects relating to Cold War history. Mikko Majander is professor of political history at the University of Helsinki. His colleague, Seppo Hentila, professor of history at the University of Helsinki, will provide comments and additional information on research opportunities and projects in Finland.

Killing Detente

Anne H. Cahn, scholar in residence, American University, and Raymond L. Garthoff, the Brookings Institution.

CWIHP News 10 July 2008

Announcing CWIHP News
The Cold War International History Project is a research institute and clearinghouse for international Cold War history.

Based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., CWIHP disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular, new archival findings from non-western sources.

CWIHP News 29 July 2008

CWIHP Fall Internships
The Cold War International History Project is a research institute and clearinghouse for international Cold War history.

Based at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., CWIHP disseminates new information and perspectives on the history of the Cold War, in particular, new archival findings from non-western sources.

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