NKIDP e-Dossier No. 3, "Sport and Politics on the Korean Peninsula - North Korea and the 1988 Seoul Olympics," includes sixty documents on North Korea’s efforts to co-host the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Featuring an introduction by Sergey Radchenko, the documents offer an unprecedented window into North Korea's negotiating strategies and shed new light on inter-Korean relations and the DPRK’s foreign relations at the end of the Cold War.
NKIDP e-Dossier No. 2, "North Korean Pilots in the Skies over Vietnam," is introduced Merle Pribbenow, a former CIA Vietnamese language specialist, and features two translated Vietnamese documents which provide details on North Korea's assistance to North Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of a new document to its online Digital Archive. CWIHP e-Dossier No. 27 contains a 1954 proposal by Soviet Foreign Minister V. M. Molotov, in which he proposed that the USSR Join NATO.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents to its online Digital Archive. CWIHP e-Dossier No. 26 contains nine documents – reports by the Soviet ambassadors to Indonesia – which provide new archival evidence of Soviet policy and activities in Southeast Asia in the 1950s.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents to its online Digital Archive. CWIHP e-Dossier No. 25 provides new evidence of Vietnam’s covert provision of weapons to revolutionaries in Algeria and Latin America.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of a new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 24, Mircea Munteanu analyzes new archival evidence on the Warsaw Pact's internal relations and military policy – meeting notes taken by Romanian Ambassador Vasile Sandru at a 1978 session of the Political Consultative Committee.
Based on a conference sponsored by the Centers for Advanced Study and Education (CASE) Program, this report discusses reintroducing the concept of society back into the study of the state in the former Soviet Union and Russia.
CWIHP is pleased to announce the addition of new documents to its online Digital Archive. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 23, Hope M. Harrision (George Washington University) analyzes new archival evidence on the building of the Berlin Wall – the notes of an August 1, 1961 meeting between Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev and East German leader Walter Ulbricht.
This conference aimed at exploring the experiences and the political goals of women elected to parliament in the postcommunist countries of East Central Europe and Russia. Since 1989, the political scene in Eastern Europe and Russia has changed swiftly. In many countries, women participated in the drive to transform the communist system through demonstrations, civil activism and roundtables.Yet, in the immediate transition period, civic participation of the population in general has declined and the social and political participation of women seems to have declined more than that of men. This difference is attributed in part to the fact that women have been more burdened by the complex adjustments to the social and economic transformations of their societies. In the last few years, however, women with good qualifications and professional experience are slowly gaining political power and influence in several countries.
January 2004 - In the aftermath of World War II, Czechoslovakia expelled close to three million ethnic Germans into occupied Austria and Germany. These so-called Sudeten Germans had long lived in borderland regions ringing the provinces of Bohemia and Moravia, with the heaviest concentration inhabiting the industrially advanced north and west of Bohemia. During and after the expulsions, over two million Czechs settled in the formerly German areas, taking over houses, businesses and factories. The popular Communist Party controlled the resettlement process from the beginning in 1945, using its influence to create a web of patronage in the borderlands. This helped the Party win over 50 percent of the vote in north Bohemia in free elections in May of 1946. Even before Stalinism took hold in Czechoslovakia in 1948, north Bohemia's coal mining, power production and chemical industry were renowned. With the onset of a Communist policy of heavy industrialization, north Bohemia's industry became a model for the entire country. By the 1960s, north Bohemia also became known for its almost unrivaled pollution, with air and water so foul that trees died in waves and children decamped to the mountains for doses of clean air.