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Streseman Workshop 2015: Illusionary Visions or Policy Options?

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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. more

Prelude to the Euromissile Crisis

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Aug 03, 2015
Ruud van Dijk explores the extent to which the Dutch government influenced NATO's decision not to deploy enhanced radiation weapons (ERW) in Western Europe, and how that decision might have avoided further escalation and tensions in the cold war. more

The Origins of China's "Reform and Opening-up" and High-level Politics

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November 02, 2015 // 10:00am11:30am
It has long been assumed that China’s “Reform and Opening-up” started in 1978 when the Third plenum of the 11th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party was convened. In actuality, reform measures were initiated in 1977. In 1977, to promote reform, China’s top leadership made the decision to import advanced foreign technology and equipment. In this sense, reform was stimulated by opening-up. more
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The History of the End of the Cold War

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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. more

The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation

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Jul 20, 2015
The Origins of Nuclear Cooperation: A Critical Oral History Between Brazil and Argentina tells a unique and rich story about how two regional nuclear rivals de-escalated their nuclear rivalry in ways that promoted regional and international security. more

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  • Christian F. Ostermann // Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project
  • Laura Deal // Catalog Specialist
  • Pieter Biersteker // Editorial Assistant
  • Charles Kraus // Program Associate
  • Evan Pikulski // Program Assistant
  • James Person // Deputy Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project