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The Rise and Fall of the Brezhnev Doctrine in Soviet Foreign Policy

The CWIHP Seminar will feature presentations Matthew Ouimet and comments by Raymond Garthoff and Stephen Larrabee. This event is co-sponsored by the Kennan Institute.
A reception will be held in the 6th Floor Board Room after the event.

Matthew J. Ouimet is a foreign policy analyst at the U.S. Department of State.

<b>Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History</b>

Jerrold L. and Leona P. Schecter presented findings from their recently published book: Sacred Secrets: How Soviet Intelligence Operations Changed American History.

Comments were provided by Kai Bird (author of a forthcoming biography of Oppenheimer and former Wilson Center fellow), R. Bruce Craig (National Coalition for History), Ronald Radosh (co-editor of Spain Betrayed: The Soviet Union in the Spanish Civil War) and Hayden Peake (National Defense University).

From The Front Cover Flap

Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean during the Cold War

Congreso Internacional
Mexico, America Central y el Caribe durante la Guerra Fria

7-9 de noviembre de 2002

Friedrich Katz

Multiples perspectivas sobre la Guerra Fria
-Gilbert Joseph
What we now know, don't know, and need to know: bringing the cold war back
into Latin American historiography
-Lorenzo Meyer
La guerra fria como coartada del autoritarismo: el caso de Mexico
-Piero Gleijeses
The view from Havana
Discusion: Christian Ostermann

Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989<br> 03-05 October, 2002

October 3rd 2002 marked the opening of the International Conference Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1955-1989 organized by the Cold War International History Project in cooperation with the Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact (Zurich, Switzerland) and the Institute for Political Studies of Defense and Military History (Bucharest, Romania).

NATO, the Warsaw Pact and the Rise of Detente<br> 26-29 September 2002

The conference, organized by the Machiavelli Center for Cold War Studies and co-sponsored by the Cold War International History Project, the Miller Center of Public Policy, and the PHP brought together historians from the US, Western and Eastern Europe, as well as Russian and Chinese historians, to discuss the newly emerging archival evidence, to interpret in light of newly available information the events of that time, and to discuss their research with their pears as well as to share newly declassified archival evidence on NATO and the Warsaw Pact and discuss the policies which led to the

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.