The Wilson Center today launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.
Documents recently obtained and translated by the North Korea International Documentation Project depict in vivid detail the struggle between North Korea and South Korea to gain diplomatic recognition across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Today’s nuclear policy challenges have deep roots in the past. Hence, international history of nuclear weapons proliferation does have the potential to play a role in aiding policy-making. Towards this goal, following the invitation of the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, NPIHP partners, experts and policy people from all around the world traveled to Vienna, Austria, on February 1, 2013, for a one-day workshop. The participants had the opportunity to discuss the results of the historical research conducted so far within the project and work towards better understanding the wider implications of historical work for the policy context. The meeting greatly benefited from the gracious hosting by NPIHP's partners at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP).
HAPP is pleased to welcome Enrico Fardella, Beijing University, and Ruud van Dijk, University of Amsterdam, to the Wilson Center.
Materials obtained and disseminated by the North Korea International Documentation Project were referred to in an article by Aidan Foster-Carter in the Financial Times.
Ryoo Kihl-Jae, former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar and long-time partner of the North Korea International Documentation Project, was nominated as the next Minister of Unification of the Republic of Korea by President-elect Park Geun-hye.
The Center for Cold War International History Studies, East China Normal University, is seeking paper proposals for a conference on "Relations between China and States on its Periphery during the Cold War" to be held in Shanghai fall 2013.
NPIHP is pleased to announce the receipt of a major grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. This generous grant will enable the project to continue and expand its ongoing research and intellectual capacity building activities around the world.
Call for Papers: Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty: U.S. Public Diplomacy in the New International Order, 1965-1980Jan 07, 2013
"Selling America in an Age of Uncertainty” will examine the question of how U.S. public diplomacy wrestled with the changed and charged situation of the 1970s. The conference will be held at the Nobel Institute in Oslo, Norway on 1-2 November 2013.
Together with the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project,and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS Africa) Monash South Africa organized and hosted a landmark conference on the historical dimensions of South Africa's Nuclear Weapons Program.