Communism

Poland's War on Radio Free Europe

For the Soviet bloc, the struggle against foreign radio was one of the principal fronts in the Cold War. Poland was at the fore-front of this war, relentlessly conducting, since the early 1950s until the collapse of the Communism, political, propaganda and intelligence operations against Radio Free Europe, regarded as the most dangerous enemy among “centers of foreign ideological subversion.” Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950-1989 is the first book in English to use the unique documents of Communist foreign intelligence at length.

North Korea's American Allies

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 18

North Korea's American Allies:

DPRK Public Diplomacy and the American-Korean Friendship and Information Center, 1971-1976

By Brandon Gauthier
January 2015

Radio and TV Martí have roles to play as Cuba enters a new era

When the Berlin Wall came down, Eastern Europe liberated itself and the Soviet Union collapsed, the role of U.S. international broadcasting was universally recognized. In the wake of these world-changing events, Václav Havel, Lech Walesa, Boris Yeltsin and other new leaders insisted that Radio Free Europe (RFE), Radio Liberty (RL) and the Voice of America were central to the peaceful democratic transitions in their countries. Western broadcasts provided essential information to all those dedicated to change and helped accelerate that change.

U.S.-Cuba to resume diplomatic relations

Tom Weber interviews the Latin American Program’s Associate Director, Eric Olson, in a MPR special report on resumed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

To follow the story and listen to the interview, click here.

Japan’s Relations with the Korean Peninsula, 1975

Click the image to be redirected to the Wilson Center's Digital Archive to view additional documents on Japan-Korea relations.

Update on Venezuela’s Political Climate

Street protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro in Venezuela have died down since the early months of 2014.  But as least 69 protesters remain in custody, including opposition leader Leopoldo López.  In October, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein.

Berlin 1989: Revisiting the Fall of the Wall

With the benefit of 25 years of hindsight, Duke University Professor Bruce Jentleson, looks back on the fall of the wall and its meaning then and now. He and NOW host John Milewski also discuss their firsthand experience in Berlin as part of a project that resulted in a televised town meeting between east and west Berlin residents that was seen nationally on C-SPAN.  

Sino-West German Relations during the Mao Era

 

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 56

 
 
Sino-West German Relations during the Mao Era

Offsite Event: Scholarly Research, Writing, and Publishing 25 Years After the Collapse of Communism

Our colleagues at The George Washington University's National Security Archive will host "Scholarly Research, Writing, and Publishing 25 Years After the Collapse of Communism" on Thursday, 6 November from 1:00PM-2:30PM at the Gelman Library.

Moderated by the Executive Director of the National Security Archive, this panel will explore how scholarly research on Russia/the former Soviet Union & Central/Eastern Europe has changed over the last 25 years. What are the current challenges, successes, and failures in this rich area of interdisciplinary study?

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