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China and Eastern Europe in the 1980s: A Hungarian Perspective

CWIHP e-Dossier no. 69

China and Eastern Europe in the 1980s: A Hungarian Perspective

by Péter Vámos

January 2016

The Soviets Navigate the Olympics: Troubled Waters

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 68

Documents obtained by Mikhail Prozumenshikov and introduction by Robert Edelman

Two Days in June: JFK and the 48 Hours That Made History

In his book, Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History, author Andrew Cohen makes a case for the power of words and ideas. He provides an intimate portrait of two days and two remarkable speeches that set the stage for historic policy breakthroughs. He also comments on the election of Justin Trudeau, who some are comparing to JFK. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.



Internships with the Cold War International History Project

Fall Semester Application Deadline is 15 July 2019

Program Intern (Cold War History)

Call Number: WC-CWIHP-FA2017-I-18


The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center accepts internship applications throughout the year. The summer semester deadline in 30 March, the fall semester deadline is 15 July, and the spring semester deadline is 15 November.

The Fighting Group against Inhumanity: The Incarnation of Anticommunism in a Divided Germany 1948-1959 “Fighting Group Against Inhumanity” (“Kampfgruppe gegen Unmenschlichkeit” / KgU) has for a long time been considered the incarnation of both anticommunism and hostility to the German Democratic Republic in both E

A Long Period of Healing – The Role of Religion in the Transition from Communism to Democracy

Alexander Solzhenitsyn once answered the question of what would follow communism: a very, very long period of healing.  Monsignor Professor Tomas Halik, former advisor to Vaclav Havel and Pope John Paul II, reflects on the transition from communism to democracy and the important role of churches and faith-based communities in the process. Could the experiences of Central and Eastern Europe be useful for "creating a biosphere of democracy" in other parts of the world?

Northeast Asia during the Cold War: Security and Development

The area of the Northeast Asia is one of the most economically dynamic and the most politically sensitive region in the world. It is one of the unresolved region so far from the legacy of the cold war. It is also a microcosm of the process of the cold war. In particular, the origin and development of the cold war not only influence the political choice of many countries, but also affect its economic and social development.

Stamps, Rum, and Hand Grenades: Fidel Castro’s Recipe for Revolution

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 66

Document 1 –  Mexican Federal Security Directorate (DFS), 'Investigation into a Conspiricy Against the Government of the Republic of Cuba'

Source: Archivo General de la Nacion (AGN), DFS Galeria 1, Versión Pública de Fidel Castro, Leg. 1, Hoja 3-7. Obtained and translated by Renata Keller.


Mexican-Soviet relations, 1958-1964: The Limits of Engagement

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 65

List of Documents

Document 1 –  Soviet Report, Economic Cooperation between Latin America and the Countries of the Socialist Camp
Source: Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, f. 1798 op. 1 d. 88 ll. 124-136.