Cold War News

Mother Russia's Chilly Embrace

Aug 28, 2015
"One of the most important aspects of Russia’s newest “Concept of Migration” is that it recognizes the need for foreign labor for sustainable growth of the country and openly acknowledges the government’s failure to facilitate integration and adaptation of migrants. It does not, however, provide a road map of how it plans to assist migrants in the future," writes Liz Malinkin.

The History of the End of the Cold War

Jul 22, 2015
How did the Cold War really end? Did the history books get it right? And is there a connection between the end of that era and contemporary issues like Middle East turmoil and Putin’s Russia? Wilson Center Fellow Diana Negroponte is writing a book that will review the history of the end of the Cold War. She provides a preview in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

U.S. And Cuba Restore Diplomatic Relations

Jul 21, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is interviewed about the restoration of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba.

Isolated Russia has little left to lose

Jul 15, 2015
"And while the impact and legacy of the sanctions themselves are mixed, there can be no doubt that the era of partnership in Russia's relations with Europe and the West is now fully over, and that a new period characterized by mutual isolation and deterrence has begun," write Matthew Rojansky and Michael Kofman.

Russia's Virtual Universe

Jul 05, 2015
"Even as our government becomes less and less 'Soviet,' as it consolidates and whittles down health clinics, schools and other services, the Kremlin keeps imposing the old Soviet world view on our citizens," writes Maxim Trudolyubov.

Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950

Jun 30, 2015
In December of 1950, the crew of the SS Meredith Victory performed what the Guinness Book of World Records refers to as “the greatest rescue operation ever by a single ship.” One of the last surviving members of the crew, Admiral J. Robert Lunney, recounts the unlikely and amazing journey that ended when 14,000 refugees, and 5 babies born during the voyage, safely arrived on the island of Koje Do.
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Illusionary Visions or Policy Options?

Jun 29, 2015
Report on the 2015 Streseman Workshop on discontent over Cold War security architecture in Europe and the search for alternatives.

Still Cozy After All These Years

Jun 25, 2015
"Sixty-five years after the Korean War, North Korea is more to Beijing than just a security buffer and an economic appendage of China’s insatiable economy. It is the battleground where China took on mighty America and wrestled it to a stalemate. Yes, at high cost, but according to the party, in the service of just causes: China’s greatness and the longevity of the CCP," write Masuda Hajimu and Sergey Radchenko.

Moscow Conference on the Global History of Sport in the Cold War

Jun 05, 2015
The first in a series of three conferences supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.