Diplomatic History

A History of the Iraq Crisis: France, the United States, and Iraq, 1991–2003

In March 2003, the United States and Great Britain invaded Iraq to put an end to the regime of Saddam Hussein, their bête noire since the 1991 Gulf War. The war was launched without a UN mandate and was based on the erroneous claim that Iraq had retained weapons of mass destruction. France, under President Jacques Chirac and Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, spectacularly opposed the US and British invasion, leading a global coalition against the war that also included Germany and Russia.

Russia As a Mirror Image of Europe

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Russians have always been deeply interested in what is happening on the European continent. Europe matters to Russia so much that the past 500 years of our history have been driven by relations between the two. Will this centuries-old bond hold throughout the current time of troubles? 

Mediating the Vietnam War: Romania and the First Trinh Signal, 1965-1966

CWIHP Working Paper 81

Mediating the Vietnam War: Romania and the First Trinh Signal, 1965-1966

Larry L. Watts

July 2016

 

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Reappraising Extended Deterrence

How should the US manage its alliances? Should the US establish a multilateral nuclear policy dialogue in Asia? What capabilities might reassure European allies in light of current Russian revisionism? Do nuclear weapons strengthen these alliances, or do they introduce a divisive bone of contention?

Showcasing the Chinese Version of Moderni-tea in Africa

This CWIHP Working Paper was made possible through the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Trust, but Verify: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969–1991

Trust, but Verify: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969–1991 uses trust—with its emotional and predictive aspects—to explore international relations in the second half of the Cold War, beginning with the late 1960s.

The Xinjiang Exile Government in Taiwan, 1954-1969

This CWIHP e-Dossier was made possible through the generous support of the Chun & Jane Chiu Family Foundation.

Sino-DPRK Relations and Kim Il Sung’s Militant Strategy, 1965-1967

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 20

Whose War Plan Was It? Sino-DPRK Relations and Kim Il Sung’s Militant Strategy, 1965-1967

by Balázs Szalontai
April 2016

Taiwan’s Cold War in Southeast Asia

This CWIHP e-Dossier was made possible through the generous support of the Chun & Jane Chiu Family Foundation.

CWIHP e-Dossier no. 70

Taiwan’s Cold War in Southeast Asia

by Hsiao-ting Lin

April 2016

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