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Wilson Forum - U.S. Special Operations 2020

The National Conversation Series continues with Admiral William McRaven, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command lays out his vision for Special Operations Forces in the years ahead.  Joining McRaven in the discussion are a panel of experts including Daniel Feldman, Deputy Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, U.S.

Art from Agony: Vasily Grossman and the Holocaust in Life & Fate

Though the murder of his mother in the massacre of the Jews at Berdichev, Ukraine was the defining moment in Vasily Grossman's adult life, in his masterpiece Life & Fate, Grossman does not mention "Berdichev" by name. Nevertheless, in less than a single page, through the eye of a naive victim, he vividly describes it. The archival research of John and Carol Garrard has revealed his fictional projection to be based upon historical fact; they here disclose what Grossman could not: the names and units of the perpetrators and collaborators.

Fall 2013 CWIHP Internship Opportunities

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The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) at the Woodrow Wilson Center is currently accepting internship applications for the Fall 2013 academic semester.

The Militarization of socialism in Russia, 1902-1946 (1985)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #200, 1985. PDF 36 pages.

Dilemmas and Directions in Soviet Force Development Policy (1985)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #196, 1985. PDF 18 pages.

Regional Implications of the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan (1984)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #176, 1984. PDF 17 pages.

Soviet Afghanistan (1981)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #153, 1981. PDF 47 pages.

Intelligence Reports and Estimates of Nuclear Proliferation History Since 1966

China May Have Helped Pakistan Nuclear Weapons Design, Newly Declassified Intelligence Indicates

CIA in 1977 Correctly Estimated South Africa Could Produce Enough Weapons-Grade Uranium “to Make Several Nuclear Devices Per Year”

Report on the Libyan Nuclear Program Found that “Serious Deficiencies,” “Poor Leadership” and Lack of “Coherent Planning” Made it “Highly Unlikely to Achieve a Nuclear Weapons Capability “Within the Next 10 years”

The Civil War as a Formative Experience (1981)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #134, 1981. PDF 55 pages.

Moscow's Moves in the Direction of the Gulf: So Near and Yet So Far (1981)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #122, 1981. PDF 26 pages.

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