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The rivalry of the systems following 1945 brought about a political fragmentation in a small area in Southeastern Europe that was second to none. The consideration of the region as a "focal point of the Cold War" is therefore almost inevitable, in order to discuss interactions between global power constellations and local characteristics and continuities.
Janis Nalbadidacis and Matthias Thaden on a workshop at the HU Berlin.

This year, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the Doomsday Clock dial forward to two minutes to midnight. The symbolic gesture shows that the threat of nuclear war still looms, long after the end of the Cold War. In this article, Sarah Robey, Silvia Berger Ziauddin and Peter Bennesved consider the new age of nuclear fear, emphasize a need to push the boundaries of Cold War civil defense studies and outline the scope of the newly established Transnational Civil Defense Working Group.

In the second decade of the 21st century China has emerged as the most vibrant center of Cold War studies in the world. From the international perspective, more and more scholars in the West are becoming interested in researching China’s Cold War experiences. From the domestic perspective, China now has the largest cohort of Cold War scholars in the world. Chinese perspectives on the Cold War are now even being incorporated into mainstream international scholarship and debated amongst non-Chinese scholars. By Yafeng Xia.

Langelandsfort was built in 1952-53 as part of the Danish naval defense and in 1997 it was turned into a Cold war museum as part of the Langelands Museums.

Donald Trump’s election saw the renewal of Cold War rhetoric, not least in discussions of his sanity – or lack thereof. In describing Trump’s methods as madness, opponents returned to a strategy inspired by 1950s politics. By Alexander Dunst.

 

The Cold War was the defining ideological, cultural, economic and geopolitical struggle of the second half of the twentieth century.

Our interdisciplinary network aims to provide a forum for scholars working on diverse aspects of the Cold War.

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).

The core mission of the George Washington Cold War Group (GWCW) is to promote innovative research and teaching about the Cold War.

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: Prof. Dr. Hermann Wentker, Director of Research at the Institute for Contemporary History Munich – Berlin (Berlin, Germany). (In German)

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: Prof. Dr. Tsuchiya Yuka, Professor of International Studies at Ehime University (Ehime, Japan).

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: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Ziemann, Professor of Modern German History at the University of Sheffield (Sheffield, UK).

The mission of The Wende Museum is to preserve Cold War art, culture and history from the Soviet bloc countries, inspire a broad understanding of the period, end explore its enduring legacy.

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: Prof. Dr. Bernd Greiner, Director of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies and Fellow at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research – Berlin/Hamburg, Germany. (In German).

The History Department at the University of Exeter is at the forefront of many areas of historical research.

The Department of History is one of the oldest and yet most vibrant departments at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

Heonik Kwon is a Senior Research Fellow and Distinguished Research Professor at Trinity College, Division of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge.

CEGIL (Lorraine Research Group in Multicultural German Studies) is made up of specialists in German, Austrian, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, in the history of ideas and civilization (15th-21st

The John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (JFKI) brings together six disciplines, in addition to numerous scholarships and exchange programs, and a world class research library.

The Deutsche Kinemathek is a Museum presenting the history of Film and Television. Its rich archive of moving images and related material are open to the public for research.

The Chair for the History of Western Europe and Transatlantic Relations is part of the Department of History at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

In March 2015 the Berliner Kolleg Kalter Krieg | Berlin Center for Cold War Studies began its work.

The domain of Contemporary History belongs to the Department of History at the University Fribourg (Switzerland).

The Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) at the University of Leipzig is a research institute commited to international cooperation and multidisciplinary approache

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