Diplomatic History

The Manhattan Project and its Cold War Legacy

On Wednesday, February 20, 2008, the Cold War International History Project and the Atomic Heritage Foundation co-sponsored a discussion of the Manhattan Project and its legacy. The speakers included Cynthia C. Kelly, founder and president of the Atomic Heritage Foundation; William Lanouette, author of Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, the Man Behind the Bomb (1992 and 1994); Robert Furman, a veteran of the Manhattan Project's atomic intelligence unit; and James G.

Soviet Policy in West Africa (1956-1964) as an Episode of the Cold War

CWIHP Fellow Sergei Mazov (Moscow) will discussed the history of Soviet policy in West Africa from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.

This event was Co-sponsored by the Africa Project

NPIHP Partner IDSA Launches New Website

NPIHP is pleased to announce the launch of the New Delhi-based Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses' (IDSA's) dedicated NPIHP website.

New NPIHP Research Update

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the publication of the latest NPIHP Research Update by William Burr, senior analyst at the National Security Archive. The paper, U.S. Secret Assistance to the French Nuclear Program, 1969-1975: From "Fourth Country" to Strategic Partner features sixty-four new documents on U.S.

NPIHP Nuclear Boot Camp Twice Featured in Italian Daily Il Messaggero

NPIHP's summer 2011 Nuclear Boot Camp has been featured twice in the past week in the leading Italian daily Il Messaggero Convened north of Rome in the village of Allumiere, Italy, the Nuclear Boot Camp is one part of NPIHP's multi-year global effort to build a new generation of experts on the history of nuclear weapons.

CWIHP Off-site Workshop

The Cold War International History Project, the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of Freiburg, the Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University, and the Slavic Research Center at Hokkaido Univeristy is pleased to announce an upcoming workshop entitled 'Interkit': An International Against China? Policy Coordination and National Interests in the Soviet Bloc in the Second Half of the Cold War.

The Oil Prince's Legacy: Rockefeller Philanthropy in China

The Oil Prince’s Legacy traces Rockefeller philanthropy in China from the nineteenth century to today. Family diaries, letters, interviews in China, and institutional archival records are used to tell a compelling story about successive Rockefeller generations and U.S.–China cultural relations.

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945–1991

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945–1991 studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted with one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The contributors are among the foremost historians of the new Cold War history, and this book draws on a wide array of newly available archival information in many languages, with particular strength in the use of Russian and Chinese archival material.

New From the CWIHP Working Paper Series: The Interkit Story: A Window into the Final Decades of the Sino-Soviet Relationship by James Hershberg, Sergey Radchenko, Péter Vámos, and David Wolff.

CWIHP is pleased to announce the publication of the latest addition to the CWIHP Working Papers Series, Working Paper #63: The Interkit Story: A Window into the Final Decades of the Sino-Soviet Relationship by James Hershberg, Sergey Radchenko, Péter Vámos, and David Wolff.

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper <i>Focus</i>

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper Focus on March 29, 2011. In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea. Person further noted that extensive research drawing upon primary source documents from archives around the world provides an important and necessary window into North Korea's historical security concerns.

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