Diplomatic History

Latin American Program in the News: Raúl Castro busca reinserción regional de Cuba como anfitrión de la Celac

[...]

“Cuba, innegablemente cosecha un significativo beneficio político y diplomático de la celebración de la cumbre de la Celac. Después de décadas de ser excluido de la principal organización hemisférica, la OEA, el gobierno cubano puede demostrar su aceptación por parte de las naciones del hemisferio, a pesar de EE.UU.”

The Past and Future of the Foreign Relations Series

 

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

"The Past and Future of the Foreign Relations Series"

Stephen P. Randolph
THE HISTORIAN, DEPARTMENT OF STATE

NKIDP Coordinator James Person Publishes in National Interest

NKIDP Coordinator James Person recently published an essay in the National Interest titled "North Korea's Purges Past." In the article, Person provides historical context for understanding Kim Jong Un's purge and execution of Jang Song Thaek. He draws on archival materials produced by North Korea's former communist allies to review the purges of 1953, 1956, and 1967 and compares these episodes to the removal of Jang in 2013. Person concludes,

Call for Papers: 2014 UCSB/GWU/LSE International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

The Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) of the University of California at Santa Barbara, the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW), and the LSE IDEAS Cold War Studies Programme of the London School of Economics and Political Science (CWSP) are pleased to announce their 2014 International Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the University of California at Santa Barbara on April 10-12, 2014.

New South Korean Foreign Ministry Documents Added to Digital Archive

The North Korea International Documentation Project, in cooperation with Kyungnam University, has recently obtained and translated nearly 30 documents from the South Korean Foreign Ministry Archive. The documents reveal how the South Korean leadership perceived and analyzed changes in the US-ROK relationship, the inter-Korean dynamic, and North Korea's engagement with the outside world in the late 1970s, a particularly tumultuous period in which the American security commitment to the Korean Peninsula was continuously questioned.

Pages