Cold War

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

The Uses of China

How Beijing helped keep Albanian Stalinism alive

Comrade Mao: You have never fallen ill in your life?

Comrade Mehmet Shehu: We have fallen ill and we still do.

Comrade Hysni Kapo: One must always undergo cures.

Comrade Mao: One must always undergo cures against revisionism and Khrushchevism.

5 May 1966

The Soviet Intervention that Never Happened

Records of a Tito-Brezhnev call suggest the Kremlin mulled intervention in Yugoslavia in 1971

The Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in August 1968 reverberated far outside of Prague. In Yugoslavia, the local leadership assumed that Moscow’s assault on the CSSR—a maneuver characteristic of the so-called Brezhnev Doctrine of limited sovereignty—created a dangerous precedent.

Japan’s Foreign Policy toward Korean Peninsula in the Détente Era: An Attempt at Multilayered Policy

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NKIDP Working Paper #6

Japan’s Foreign Policy toward Korean Peninsula in the Détente Era: An Attempt at Multilayered Policy

Choi Kyungwon
November 2017

The Return to War: North Vietnamese Decision-Making, 1973-1975

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CWIHP Working Paper #84

The Return to War: North Vietnamese Decision-Making, 1973-1975

Edited and Annotated by George J. Veith
Translations by Merle L. Pribbenow

November 2017

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