Diplomatic History

Russia's Policy in the Run-Up to the First North Korean Nuclear Crisis, 1991-1993

NPIHP Working Paper #4
Russia’s Policy in the Run-Up to the First North Korean Nuclear Crisis, 1991-1993

By Sergey Radchenko
February 2015

The Algerian Revolution and the Communist Bloc

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 62

The Algerian Revolution and the Communist Bloc: Evidence from the Algerian National Archives

 

by Pierre Asselin, Professor of History, Hawaii Pacific University
February 2015

 

The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security

For four decades Brent Scowcroft has exerted a quiet, continued, and sometimes great influence over the conduct of US national security policy. Drawing on his new biography, The Strategist: Brent Scowcroft and the Call of National Security, Bartholomew Sparrow discusses how Scowcroft rose to become national security advisor under presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush. He explores those occasions when Scowcroft’s voice particularly mattered, and addresses the relevance of his life and career to policymakers today.

Putin's Evolution

How did Vladimir Putin, the president who promised Russians stability when he first came to power in 2000, become today’s high-stakes gambler, presiding over an economy in crisis and the war in Ukraine? Why do his priorities now center on his political survival, even as the price he is making ordinary Russians pay for it grows out of all proportion?

North Korea's American Allies

NKIDP e-Dossier no. 18

North Korea's American Allies:

DPRK Public Diplomacy and the American-Korean Friendship and Information Center, 1971-1976

By Brandon Gauthier
January 2015

A changed context favors better US–Brazil relations as President Rousseff begins second term

As President Dilma Rousseff starts her second term in office after a narrow reelection victory that  divided Brazilians and left her without a clear mandate, prospects for success are threatened by a stagnant economy, a corruption scandal of epic proportions and the lack of solid support from her own political base in Congress. The urgency to confront these challenges, however, is likely to favorably impact Brazil–United States relations and lead to a more productive dialogue than the two countries had in recent years. The disposition of the U.S.

U.S.-Cuba to resume diplomatic relations

Tom Weber interviews the Latin American Program’s Associate Director, Eric Olson, in a MPR special report on resumed diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba.

To follow the story and listen to the interview, click here.

Japan’s Relations with the Korean Peninsula, 1975

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From the Velvet Revolution to Putin’s Russia: Is the Need for “Free Media” Greater Than Ever?

Twenty five years after the Velvet Revolution, Europe today is whole and free, but democracy and prerequisite independent media are on the decline in much of the former Soviet Union and elsewhere. RFE/RL, VOA, Radio Free Asia, Middle East Broadcasting Network, and Radio Marti, all publicly funded by the U.S. Congress, attempt to fill the information deficit in nations across the globe. Two participants in that effort, A. Ross Johnson and Nenad Pejic, reflect on past success and present challenges. What Cold War lessons resonate today and what are the demands of the new media environment?

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