Cold War

What History Tells Us about the Prospects for Brazil–U.S. Rapprochement under Bolsonaro

Hopes are running high for the United States and Brazil. There is the prospect of a personal rapport between the apparent kindred spirits now occupying the presidencies of both countries, Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro. There is the promise of policy alignment on issues like the location of their embassies in Israel and their economic attitudes towards China. And there is also a rare and widespread optimism — however cautious — among the international business and financial communities regarding the potential opening of Brazil’s historically closed economy.

Vladimir Putin’s Stasi ID: A Press Sensation and Its Historical Reality

Recently, a press sensation began in Germany and spread across the globe when an identification card from the East German Ministry of State Security (MfS, or Stasi) was found in the Stasi Records Archive with the name and picture of the Russian President Vladimir Putin.

(On a personal note, I did not find the ID card, despite some early press reports to the contrary.)

It has been a well-known fact that Putin served from 1985 to 1990 as a KGB officer in Dresden; now, some journalists decided, he had worked for the Stasi as well!

The Chinese Communist Party’s Relationship with the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s: An Ideological Victory and a Strategic Failure

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CWIHP Working Paper 88

The Chinese Communist Party’s Relationship with the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s: An Ideological Victory and a Strategic Failure

 

Wang Chenyi

December 2018

 

Contribute your publications to the "Bibliography of New Cold War History"

The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its foundation, invites your submissions to their extensive Bibliography of New Cold War History. It attempts to collect the publications on the history of the Cold War published after 1989, the beginning of the “archival revolution” in the former Soviet bloc countries. While this first edition is far from complete, it collects a huge number of books, articles and book chapters on the topic.

Csaba Békés Awarded "For the University Medal" from Corvinus University of Budapest

The Cold World History Research Center (CWHRC) Director Csaba Békés has been awarded a “For the University Medal” from Corvinus University of Budapest. Békés is a former research fellow for the Cold War International History Project.

Research Assistant (Turkish and/or French Language Specialist)

Research Assistant (Turkish and/or French Language Specialist)
Turkish and/or French Language Specialist required for document cataloging

Call number: WC-CWIHP-FA2019-I-20

 

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.

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