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Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the Cold War

Using new archival sources ECNU-WWICS Scholar Zhang Yang sheds new light on ideology as a vital policy weapon in the Cold War in her presentation entitled Militant Liberty: A Comparative Study of the Scope and Limits of the Aggressive Ideological Strategy during the Early Phase of the American Cold War.

A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently  published A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950 edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

Visit The Cold War History Research Center's website to read the publication in full.

Conference Report: The Cold War: History, Memory, and Representation

H-Soz-u-Kult has released a report on the CWIHP co-sponsored conference The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation, which was held from 14-16 July 2011 at the European Academy in Berlin.

Visit the H-Soz-u-Kult to read the conference report in full.

Conference Overview:

Panel 1 / The Cold War: Master Narratives In East And West

Odd Arne Westad (London): On The Historiography Of The Cold War

Gaddis Biography of George Kennan Wins Pulitzer Prize

John Lewis Gaddis, CWIHP Advisory Board member, former Wilson Center fellow and Robert A. Lovett Professor of Military and Naval History at Yale University has been awarded the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography for his latest book George F. Kennan: An American Life.

Taking Stock of House-Senate Differences

I am often asked about the differences between the House and Senate. Sometimes I jokingly respond, “Do you have another hour?” However, some political scientists make the case that the two bodies have become more alike.

Offsite Conference: “North Korea’s Cold War”

The North Korea International Documentation Project and The Ohio State University recently hosted an academic conference entitled North Korea’s Cold War.

Perhaps no country in the modern era has perplexed Western observers as much as North Korea, a nation whose extraordinary secrecy and internal repression has generally prevented scholars from exploring its Cold War experience. As a result, the country remains to many an enigma, a land of provocation and intrigue that is often criticized but rarely understood.

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