Skip to main content

[ Download Complete PDF, 8.6 MB]


Table of Contents

New Evidence on North Korea

  • Introduction By Kathryn Weathersby
  • Sino-North Korean Conflict and its Resolution during the Korean War By Shen Zhihua 
  • Weathering the Sino-Soviet Conflict: The GDR and North Korea, 1949-1989 By Bernd Schäfer 
  • “You Have No Political Line of Your Own:” Kim Il Sung and the Soviets, 1953-1964 By Balázs Szalontai 

New Evidence on the Soviet War in Afghanistan

  • Introduction By Christian F. Ostermann
  • Gorbachev and Afghanistan Edited and Annotated By Christian F. Ostermann 
  • KGB Active Measures in Southwest Asia in 1980-82 By Vasily Mitrokhin 
  • Why Was There No “Second Cold War” in Europe? Hungary and the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan in 1979: Documents from the Hungarian Archives By Csaba Békés
  • Czechoslovakia and the War in Afghanistan, 1979-1989 By Oldrich Tuma
  • More East-Bloc Sources on Afghanistan 

Ukraine and the Soviet-Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968 (Part 2):

  • New Evidence from the Ukrainian Archives Compiled, Introduced, Translated, and Annotated By Mark Kramer 

New Evidence on Cold War Crises

  • Russian Documents on the Korean War: 1950-53 Introduction by James G. Hershberg and translations by Vladislav Zubok
  • Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Cuba: New Evidence By Svetlana Savaranskaya 

Conference Reports, Research Notes and Archive Updates

  • Cold War in the Caucasus: Notes and Documents from a Conference By Svetlana Savranskaya and Vladislav Zubok
  • A Cold War Odyssey: The Oswald Files By Max Holland
  • Mongolian Archives By Sergey Radchenko 
  • Todor Zhivkov and the Cold War: Revelations from His Personal Papers 
  • New Central and East European Evidence on the Cold War in Asia By Yvette Chin, Gregory Domber, Malgorzata Gnoniska and Mircea Munteanu 


About the Author

Christian F. Ostermann

Christian F. Ostermann

Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project;
Woodrow Wilson Center
Read More

Cold War International History Project

The Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War. Through an award winning Digital Archive, the Project allows scholars, journalists, students, and the interested public to reassess the Cold War and its many contemporary legacies. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more