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Six Months in 1945: The Origins of the Cold War

The Cold War effectively began in 1945, as soon as Americans and Russians encountered each other in the heart of Europe.  But nobody, not least Stalin, wanted the Cold War. The political leaders all attempted to negotiate a period of detente, but were thrust into ideological, military, and economic confrontation by the circumstances of the end of the war, the development of nuclear weapons, and the diametrically opposed natures of the Soviet and American systems. This account thus takes a fresh outlook, differing with both the traditionalist and revisionists.  

POSTPONED--The Worlds of Joseph Conrad


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In Search of Arctic Energy

We would like to thank ExxonMobil Corporation for its contribution to In Search of Arctic Energy. 


Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference [Chapel Hill, NC]

The Wilson Center’s Canada Institute and Kennan Institute, with the Center for Canadian Studies at Duke University, joined UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies (CSEEES) to host Who “Owns” The Arctic?: An International and Interdisciplinary Conference on March 28, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.