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The Phenomenon of Solidarity: Pictures From the History of Poland, 1980-1981

The Cold War International History Project is pleased to host the opening of an exhibition dedicated to the history of the Polish movement Solidarity - The Phenomenon of Solidarity: Pictures from the History of Poland, 1980-1981. The event will take place on August 29, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and will be held in the Woodrow Wilson Center Memorial Hallway. A light reception will follow.

U.S. and British Combined to Delay Pakistani Nuclear Weapons Program in 1978-1981, Declassified Documents Show

The United States and Great Britain undertook a secret diplomatic campaign in the late 1970s to prevent a major nuclear proliferation threat – Pakistan’s attempted covert purchasing of “gray area” technology for its nuclear weapons program – according to recently declassified “NODIS” (no distribution) State department telegrams published today by the National Security Archive.

NPIHP Welcomes New Public Policy Scholar <b>Anna-Mart Van Wyk</b>

 NPIHP is pleased to welcome Public Policy Scholar Anna-Mart Van Wyk. Van Wyk's project while at the Wilson Center is United States-South African Nuclear Relations During the Cold War and Beyond.

Afghanistan and Pakistan: Conflict, Extremism, and Resistance to Modernity

This timely study surveys the conflict in Afghanistan from Pakistan’s point of view and analyzes the roots of Pakistan’s ambiguous policy—supporting the United States on one hand and showing empathy for the Afghan Taliban on the other. The author, a former foreign secretary of Pakistan, considers a broad range of events and interweaves his own experiences and perspectives into the larger narrative of the Afghanistan-Pakistan relationship.

Book Discussion: After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War

Shen Zhihua, director of the Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University (ECNU) and Li Danhui, research fellow at the Oriental Historical Research Association will discuss their latest book After Leaning to One Side: China and Its Allies in the Cold War which traces the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance between 1949 and 1973, emphasizing tension over the Korean and Vietnam wars.

CWIHP welcomes new Public Policy Scholar Shen Zhihua

CWIHP is pleased to welcome Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Shen Zhihua. His project is entitled Uncertain Partners: A History of Sino-DPRK Relations, 1949-1992.

Woodrow Wilson Center, National Defense University Partner to Study Iran-Iraq War

Today Woodrow Wilson Center Director, President and CEO Jane Harman and National Defense University President Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau signed a Memorandum of Agreement for a joint research and conference program on Iraqi records captured in the wake of the 2003 invasion.

Former CWIHP Director Quoted in The Washington Post

Former CWIHP Director and George Washington University Associate Professor of History and International Affairs James G. Hershberg was quoted in The Washington Post's "The Fact Checker" column. Hershberg was interviewed in connection with former Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin's assertion that U.S. technology exchanges with Moscow during detente were taken advantage of by the Soviets as a means of advancing their military programs.

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