History

OFFSITE - The Demise of America’s First Missile Defense System and the Rise of Strategic Arms Limitation

This is an offsite event being held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, please see their website for further details and RSVP instructions.

Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America’s Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe

US Holocaust Memorial Museum historian Rebecca Erbelding’s Rescue Board: The Untold Story of America's Efforts to Save the Jews of Europe, based on a decade of research, is the first (non-self-published) study of the War Refugee Board, created by FDR in January 1944 to save the lives of Jews and other persecuted minorities during the Holocaust.

Donald Trump and Leverage

In this excerpt from The Leverage Paradox, Robert M. Hathaway discusses how the current administration can look to history for lessons on how to move forward with U.S.-Pakistan relations.  You can download the full book or request a hard copy on our website.

Doubling Down on Pakistan

President Trump has doubled down on U.S. policy toward Pakistan.  On New Year’s Day, before most of us were even out of bed, Trump fired off a seemingly out-of-the-blue Twitter blast at Pakistan, accusing America’s problematic ally of giving us “nothing but lies & deceit.”  Pakistan provides “safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help.  No more!”

What’s Past is Prologue: Politics and Historical Memory in Ukraine

Ukraine’s history has been used and misused by a number of national and international actors since the end of the 1980s. The politics of history is an integral part of nation building, but it can also stoke internal and international conflict. Georgiy Kasianov discussed how the political instrumentalization of Ukraine's past can help explain the country's internal divisions and complicated relations with its neighbors.

 

Loving: Interracial Intimacy in America and the Threat to White Supremacy

Drawing from the earliest chapters in US history, legal scholar Sheryll Cashin reveals the enduring legacy of America’s original sin, tracing how we transformed from a country without an entrenched construction of race to a nation whe

2018: The Year Ahead in Asia

What to Watch in 2018

The coming year is shaping up to be highly consequential for the Asia-Pacific. The distribution of the region’s economic, political, and military power is evolving rapidly, which will have profound implications for regional stability and for American interests. To inaugurate the Wilson Center Asia Program’s new blog Dispatches, the program’s staff has compiled brief analyses of what we believe to be some of the most critical issues to watch in 2018.

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