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Event Report and Transcript: Assessing Warsaw Pact Military Forces

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Poland's War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989

For the Soviet bloc, the struggle against foreign radio was one of the principal fronts in the Cold War. Poland’s War on Radio Free Europe, 1950–1989 tells how Poland conducted this fight, a key part of the wider effort “to control the flow of information and ideas, which largely determined the Communist regimes’ ability to command their societies and to meet their political and ideological goals,” according to Paweł Machcewicz.

Documents on Controversial CIA Spy Ryszard Kukliński

A new Polish film has prompted debate in Poland over whether a colonel who defected to the United States during the 1970s deserves to be honored by his home country.

For over nine years, Ryszard Kukliński provided the CIA with more than 40,000 pages of documents regarding the innermost secrets of the Warsaw Pact, including war plans and intelligence that was deemed of "truly great strategic significance" by Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's national security adviser.

CWIHP has published numerous publications on Colonel Ryszard Kukliński:

From Memory to Mending: Lessons for Eastern Europe from Germany's Foreign Policy of Reconciliation

Event cosponsored by American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, Society, Culture and Politics Program and Kennan Institute.

Summer Research Grant Competition

Deadline: Applications for the Summer Research Scholarships must be received by March 1, 2014. Applicants will be notified approximately one month later.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

The Wilson Center's Global Europe Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: March 1, 2014.

Global Europe Research Grant Competition

Deadline: The deadline for receipt of Research Scholar applications and supporting materials is December 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified approximately two months later.