Diplomatic History

China and Eastern Europe in the 1980s: A Hungarian Perspective

CWIHP e-Dossier no. 69

China and Eastern Europe in the 1980s: A Hungarian Perspective

by Péter Vámos

January 2016

Inter-Korean Relations in Historical Context

Three months after signing a six-point inter-Korean communique on August 25th that called for talks “at an early date,” South and North Korea are poised to resume high-level discussions on December 11th. The talks, which will be held between vice-minister level officials from each side at the jointly-operated Kaesong Industrial Complex in North Korea, come on the heels of a recent round of family reunions.

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Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: What Can We Learn From Cases in Successful Diplomacy?

With their new book, co-editors, Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri want to help practitioners and scholars reinvent diplomacy by learning and applying the lessons of success. By focusing on cases in successful diplomacy, the book provides a host of lessons learned through foreign policy diplomatic breakthroughs. That’s the focus of this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.

Northeast Asia during the Cold War: Security and Development

The area of the Northeast Asia is one of the most economically dynamic and the most politically sensitive region in the world. It is one of the unresolved region so far from the legacy of the cold war. It is also a microcosm of the process of the cold war. In particular, the origin and development of the cold war not only influence the political choice of many countries, but also affect its economic and social development.

Nixon's Nuclear Specter - The Secret Alert of 1969, Madman Diplomacy, and the Vietnam War

In their initial effort to end the Vietnam War, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger attempted to lever concessions from Hanoi at the negotiating table with military force and coercive diplomacy. They backed up their diplomacy toward North Vietnam and the Soviet Union with the Madman Theory of threatening excessive force, which included the specter of nuclear force.

Mexican-Soviet relations, 1958-1964: The Limits of Engagement

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 65

List of Documents

Document 1 –  Soviet Report, Economic Cooperation between Latin America and the Countries of the Socialist Camp
Source: Archive of the Russian Academy of Sciences, f. 1798 op. 1 d. 88 ll. 124-136.

Did Hiroshima Save Japan From Soviet Occupation?

In the wee hours of Aug. 24, 1945, Soviet long-range bombers would take off from their air base not far from the Far Eastern port of Vladivostok and fly east, across the Sea of Japan, dropping lethal payloads on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido. At 5 a.m. that morning, two Soviet regiments would storm their way onshore, followed, in two hours, by a larger force. Within days, two infantry divisions would sweep across northern Hokkaido, cutting the island in half.

The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation

The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation

A Critical Oral History Between Argentina and Brazil

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