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The Cold War International History Project is pleased to announce the release of CWIHP Bulletin, Issue 17/18,“The Global Cuban Missile Crisis at 50.” 

 

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Timed for publication on the 50th anniversary of this most dangerous Cold War crisis this October, this issue continues the Project’s mission to enrich scholarship and public policy debate through new archival evidence from inaccessible (or less easily accessible) archives around the world. Containing over 500 newly declassified and translated documents from international sources, this issue is the most extensive collection ever presented of original, never-before published, non-US primary sources on the Crisis. Highlights include:

 

  • When Che Met Mao – The first encounter of two great revolutionary icons

  • The View from Havana – New translations give glimpses behind the “sugarcane curtain”

  • Anastas Mikoyan's "Mission Impossible" – The Soviets’ “hidden crisis,” convincing Fidel Castro to relinquish the missiles

  • Khrushchev Unplugged – Candid comments from the Soviet leader only days after the crisis’ resolution

  • Would-Be Mediators? – Interventions and secret diplomatic channels via Brazil, Poland, and the Netherlands

  • Post-Crisis Cuba and the Soviet Bloc – Raul Castro in Eastern Europe and Aleksei Kosygin in Havana.


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

North Korea International Documentation Project

The North Korea International Documentation Project serves as an informational clearinghouse on North Korea for the scholarly and policymaking communities, disseminating documents on the DPRK from its former communist allies that provide valuable insight into the actions and nature of the North Korean state. It is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is a global network of individuals and institutions engaged in the study of international nuclear history through archival documents, oral history interviews, and other empirical sources. At the Wilson Center, it is part of the Wilson Center's History and Public Policy Program.  Read more

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