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China's Soft Power

The dramatic rise of China as a global power with immense geopolitical ambitions has been a largely economic and military story.  Until recently, the one component largely missing from China’s arsenal has been “soft power”–instruments of persuasion and cultural/intellectual influence.  That is no longer the case, but soft power as currently employed by Beijing has a distinctly hard edge.

'Inside North Korea's Dynasty' Documentary Series Premieres on National Geographic TV

The documentary series "Inside North Korea's Dynasty" premiered on Sunday November 11, 2018 on the National Geographic Channel in the U.S.  The four episode series, created by 72 Films and executive produced by David Glover and Mark Raphael explores the family at the center of "the world's only communist dynasty."  

Red Ellen: The Life of Ellen Wilkinson, Socialist, Feminist, Internationalist

Ellen Wilkinson, a feminist and socialist, was Britain’s second female cabinet minister and a key figure in the ‘Attlee generation’ which forged the postwar welfare state. But her domestic political achievements represented only part of “Red Ellen’s” larger transnational fight for social justice.

The Evolution of Brazil's Nuclear Policy

Contribute your publications to the "Bibliography of New Cold War History"

The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its foundation, invites your submissions to their extensive Bibliography of New Cold War History. It attempts to collect the publications on the history of the Cold War published after 1989, the beginning of the “archival revolution” in the former Soviet bloc countries. While this first edition is far from complete, it collects a huge number of books, articles and book chapters on the topic.

Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World

We live in a factory-made world: modern life is built on three centuries of advances in factory organization and technology.

The Holocaust and Russian Historical Memory: WWII According to Moscow

Russia presents itself today as a bulwark against rising global anti-Semitism and Holocaust distortion and also as a safe haven for Jews. It bases this narrative on the Soviet Union’s decisive role in crushing the anti-Semitic Nazi regime in World War II. Yet both the history and present-day politics surrounding these issues present a far more complex picture. Kiril Feferman, an Israeli historian of the Holocaust and Eastern Europe, reflected on Russia’s history of anti-Semitism and contemporary political entanglements as they relate to the Holocaust and World War II.

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