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The Cold War in East Asia, 1945–1991

The Cold War in East Asia, 1945–1991 studies Asia as a second front in the Cold War, examining how the six powers—the United States, the Soviet Union, China, Japan, and North and South Korea—interacted with one another and forged the conditions that were distinct from the Cold War in Europe. The contributors are among the foremost historians of the new Cold War history, and this book draws on a wide array of newly available archival information in many languages, with particular strength in the use of Russian and Chinese archival material.

A Conversation with H.E. Ricardo Martinelli, President of Panama

President Ricardo Martinelli of the Republic of Panama joined us to discuss US-Panama relations as well as overall economic conditions and democratic stability in Latin America one day after his significant and first ever, meeting with President Obama.  The two leaders discussed key bilateral and regional issues including the next steps for implementing the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement.  They also discussed progress being made on the Central America Citizen Security Partnership. 

Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Fellows Featured in Newspaper

Now in its third year, the Woodrow Wilson Center-Washington Post Journalism Fellowship for Latin American Journalists provides an opportunity to conduct three weeks of reporting concerning hemispheric relations on an issue of importance to journalists' home countries. The fellowship works as an immersion program in the political culture of the U.S. capital. This year, five journalists from the region had the unique opportunity to develop sources of information, enter into direct contact with public and private institutions, and experience first-hand how Washington operates.

'A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizen Security in the Americas': Cynthia Arnson Testifies before the Senate Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs

Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps and Global Narcotics Affairs at the March 31 hearing "A Shared Responsibility— Citizen Security and Counter-Narcotics Initiatives in the Americas." Her prepared remarks are here.

Mr. Chairman and Members of the Subcommittee:

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper <i>Focus</i>

NKIDP Coordinator James Person was interviewed by the Korean newspaper Focus on March 29, 2011. In the interview James Person suggested that based upon his research, Washington's reliance on Beijing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis is a result of America's failure to understand North Korea. Person further noted that extensive research drawing upon primary source documents from archives around the world provides an important and necessary window into North Korea's historical security concerns.

Director J. Stapleton Roy's Interview With Dennis Wholey on China and its Relationship With the United States

Kissinger Institute Director, J. Stapleton Roy sits down with Dennis Wholey on PBS's "This Is America" to discuss the changing global role of China and its relationship with the United States. The episode was originally aired on February 13, 2011 and can be accessed here. (Show 1419).

Prospects for Brazilian-American Relations on the Eve of President Obama's Visit to Brazil

The past two years of Brazil-U.S. relations have been marked by tension. First Brazil condemned Washington's willingness to accept the election results in the 2009 Honduran presidential race, and then Brazil recognized Palestine as a country, much to Washington's chagrin. Then finally Washington criticized Brazil's nuclear cooperation initiative with Iran in May 2010.

NKIDP Senior Advisor <b>Mitchell Lerner</b> delivers talk on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s

NKIDP senior advisor and associate professor of history at The Ohio State University delivered a talk entitled "Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: The United States and North Korea in the 1960's (and Beyond?)" at Brigham Young University's David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies on North Korea's military adventurism in the late 1960s.

Watch the lecture on the David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies website.

Obama Administration Relations with Central America: A Conversation with Seven U.S. Ambassadors

"Central America is in the news a lot these days, often for the wrong reasons," Cynthia Arnson, director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, noted in her introduction to "Obama Administration Relations with Central America: A Conversation with Seven U.S. Ambassadors." Organized crime has flourished while the robust economic recovery enjoyed by South America has bypassed Central America and Mexico; meanwhile, the region's proximity to the United States has spotlighted immigration and trade issues.

New Document Reader - The Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War: 1977-1987

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce its first document reader, produced in collaboration with the Cold War International History Project and entitled The Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War: 1977-1987.

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