Europe

North Korea and the Stasi Archives

East German Stasi files from the 1980s paint a contradictory picture of ideological discord and solidarity, while also revealing North Korea’s reactions to a rapidly changing world

When looking over the existing research on North Korean history, one will discover a relatively low number of studies dealing with the 1980s, especially in the Western literature.

Another Summit Meeting in Helsinki: Bush/Gorbachev

In early September 1990, George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev met in Helsinki. There was much on their respective plates: Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the prospect of German unification, and the perennial challenges of arms control. Like this July’s summit meeting in Helsinki, both men sought to renew a spirit of collaboration.

Sweden: The World’s 'First Feminist Government'

Karin Olofsdotter is the first woman to serve as Sweden’s ambassador to the United States. She explains how her country has taken its gender equality agenda to the international stage by integrating gender considerations into all aspects of foreign policy decision-making. Find out why Sweden claims the mantle of the “world’s first feminist government” in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Italy at the Crossroads

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we examine the outcome of Italy’s general election in which populist parties surged to power, but none held enough seats to build a government.

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