Two Days in June: JFK and the 48 Hours That Made History

Nov 17, 2015
In his book, Two Days in June: John F. Kennedy and the 48 Hours that Made History, author Andrew Cohen makes a case for the power of words and ideas.

How the Cold War Created Modern Sports Doping

Nov 16, 2015
Robert Edelman, director of the Global History of Sport in the Cold War project, was featured on the Takeaway discussing the history of doping Cold War-era sports.

Call For Papers - 2016 GWU/UCSB/LSE Graduate Student Conference on the Cold War

Nov 02, 2015
Call for papers for the 2016 International Graduate Conference on the Cold War, to take place at the Elliott School of International Affairs of The George Washington University from Thursday 21 April – Saturday 23 April 2016.

Call for proposals: Postdoc Research Fellowships at the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies

Oct 29, 2015
Based on the research focus “Grenzen des Kalten Krieges | Compromising the Cold War“ the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies will award for its second academic year (October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2017) postdoctoral research fellowships to emerging and established scholars in the field of history. The deadline to apply is 1 December, 2015.

Foreign Policy Breakthroughs: What Can We Learn From Cases in Successful Diplomacy?

Oct 20, 2015
With their new book, co-editors Robert Hutchings and Jeremi Suri want to help practitioners and scholars reinvent diplomacy by learning and applying the lessons of success. By focusing on cases in successful diplomacy, the book provides a host of lessons learned through foreign policy diplomatic breakthroughs. For more information on the book, visit:

Streseman Workshop 2015: Illusionary Visions or Policy Options?

Aug 05, 2015
The NPIHP, together with the Stressman Society, Mainz (Germany) and the Universities of Mainz and Würzburg organized the 'Streseman Workshop,' an academic workshop on international history that was held from 5 to 8 July at the State Chancellery of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz. Research focus included ideas, concepts and policies on how to establish alternatives to structures of Cold War security in Europe. The workshop was generously sponsored by the State Chancellery of Rhineland Palatinate, the Representation of Rhineland Palatinate in Berlin, the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, the University of Mainz's friends association, and the Private Funds of Peter E. Eckes.

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.

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.