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11/30/2016

In light of recent events

In the mid-1980s they achieved the seemingly impossible. With their summit diplomacy, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev blazed a trail for the political imagination, revealing how a world beyond containment, distrust and suspicion might look – only a few years after East-West relations appeared to have suddenly gone to the dogs again. Bernd Greiner on the book of Kristina Spohr and Ravid Reynolds.

 
10/25/2016

Once Firm, Then Fluid

Cold War research has long focused on the bipolar order of East-West relations. Without calling these findings into question, we can and should however ask whether and how the bipolar pattern of order was undermined, bypassed or even dissolved during the same time. By Claudia Kemper.

 
10/5/2016

The IAEA at 60

The long term IAEA History Research Project examines the founding history of the International Atomic Energy Agency – and thus also the history of an organization which in many respects defied the Cold War logic of the bloc confrontation. By Elisabeth Röhrlich.

 
8/30/2016

The Cold War and Cybersecurity

During the 1970s and 80s, the burgeoning field of cybersecurity increasingly became an issue for national security, concerning intelligence services, the Pentagon and the White House. In a new project, the National Security Archive at George Washington University in Washington, DC, makes previously classified documents available to researchers and the interested public. A survey by Klaas Voss.

 
8/15/2016

Interview Series (Part VII): Frank Reichherzer

The Cold War was a global conflict and Cold War scholars are among the most international of academic communities - research on this time period is a collaborative effort of scholars from all over the world. This seven-part series is a cooperation of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and the Military History Portal. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Christoph Nübel (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Dr. Klaas Voß (Hamburg Institute for Social Research). This week: Dr. phil. Frank Reichherzer, Research Fellow at the Center for Military History and the Social Sciences of the German Army (ZMSBw) − Potsdam, Germany. (In German).

 
8/1/2016

Interview Series (Part VI): Sibylle Marti

The Cold War was a global conflict and Cold War scholars are among the most international of academic communities - research on this time period is a collaborative effort of scholars from all over the world. This seven-part series is a cooperation of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and the Military History Portal. The interviews were conducted by Dr. Christoph Nübel (Humboldt University of Berlin) and Dr. Klaas Voß (Hamburg Institute for Social Research). This week: Lic. phil. Sibylle Marti, PhD Research Fellow at the University of Hagen – Hagen, Germany. (In German).

 

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