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After the Cuban Missile Crisis, the American intervention in the Dominican Republic in 1965 emerged as a volatile issue in the rivalry between the superpowers. The Soviet Union put considerable pressure on India – in its role as an important player in the non-aligned movement – to take sides. Binay Prasad discusses how India handled the situation, balancing its own interests with those of the non-aligned movement.

Since 1950, the relationship between the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has been described by Chinese official media as an "unbreakable friendship" that was "always stable." Recent studies on their bilateral relations, however, tell quite a different story. The Sino-North Korean relationship not only repeatedly fell on hard times during the Cold War, the "traditional friendship" actually never really existed. By Tao Chen.

The two Germanies' respective South Asia policies relied on and referenced one another to such an extent that they on occasion punctured the bipolarity of the Cold War. In so doing the GDR and the FRG decidedly pursued their own interests, which often differed substantially from those of the superpowers on either side of the Iron Curtain. By Alexander Benatar.

The history of Sino-Soviet borders is inextricably linked to the history of Sino-Soviet relations, domestic politics in both countries and strategic considerations in Moscow and Beijing. Therefore, the Sino-Soviet negotiations present an important case study for conflict moderation and for the way in which both sides managed to prevent war, conducted negotiations and maintained peace despite profound ideological, political and strategic differences. By Alsu Tagirova.

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.

The Department of Social Sciences at the Namangan Institute of Engineering and Technology (NIET) (Namangan Muhandislik Texnologiya Instituti) in Uzbekistan teaches historical, social sciences, and

The Norwegian National Aviation Museum is Norway's main museum for the history of aviation.

The main theme at the Degerby Igor Museum is the lease period of 1944-1956 in which the Soviet Union leased the region of Porkkala, a 1000 m² area in the west of Helsinki.

Not far from the famous Museum Island, the Museum THE KENNEDYS presents one of the most extensive collections about the family history of the Kennedys.

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.

 

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.

The Aleksanteri Institute functions as a national centre of research, study and expertise pertaining to Russia and Eastern Europe, particularly in the social sciences and humanities.

The economic enshrining of de-escalation in Europe established the framework for the subsequent summit diplomacy of Reagan and Gorbachev and contributed immensely to the demise of the Communist system. By Stephan Kieninger.

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

The Institute for Contemporary History (Ústav pro soudobé dějiny AV ČR - USD) is one of the research establishments of the Czech Academy of Sciences.

The Center for Cold War International History Studies at East China Normal University (ECNU) was founded in 2001.

By the mid 1960s, both the American and the West German governments were eager to foster liberalizing changes in Eastern Europe through an expansion of East-West communication. The assumption was that Communist rulers were prepared to open up their systems gradually for freer movement of people, information and ideas provided that they were granted international security.

The History Department at the Bar-Ilan University offers history courses for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Jan Hansen’s intention is "to ‘historicize’ the debate over rearmament and previous research on it." He endeavors to achieve this by taking an "alien perspective." Both are done with great success, as Karsten D. Voigt emphasized on the occasion of a book presentation hosted by the Willy-Brandt-Foundation on June, 2nd.

The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA) at the Central European University is a complex archival institution.

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. Svetlana Savranskaya, Senior Research Fellow at the National Security Archive, George Washington University (Washington, DC, USA).

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.

What really happened in the days leading up to the decision to destroy Hiroshima and Nagasaki may never be known. But there is considerable evidence that diplomatic reasons concerning the Soviet Union — not military reasons concerning Japan — may have been important in the decision to drop atomic bombs on Japan in August, 1945. By Gar Alperovitz.

The Atomic Heritage Foundation (AHF), founded by Cynthia Kelly in 2002, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the Manhattan Proj

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

Gabriele Metzler draws attention to a research field offering excellent opportunities for investigating patterns of interpreting and classifying the "Cold War:" the history of marine and polar exploration.

The Hannah Arendt Institute for the research on Totalitarianism at the TU Dresden (HAIT) devotes itself to systematic and comparative research of National Socialism and Communism, which, as ideolog

If we consider contemporary history to be the prehistory of the present day, inquiring into the end of the Cold War must take into account not only Europe and North America but to a greater extent Asia, because this is where processes began that have deeply influenced today's global (dis-)order and continue to do so. By Hermann Wentker.

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In mid-March, 1985, the youngest member of the Soviet Politburo, Mikhail Gorbachev, was elected General Secretary. In retrospect this date seems to us like one of the turning points in the history of the Cold War. Yet, how did contemporaries view Gorbachev? Historian Ilse Dorothee Pautsch, head of the team editing the foreign policy records of the German Federal Republic, consults newly declassified records for an answer.

At our two locations in Munich and Regensburg, our Graduate School intends to create an internationally renowned centre of excellence for East and Southeast European studies.

Founded in 1985 by journalists and scholars to check rising government secrecy, the National Security Archive based at the George Washington University in Washington D.C.

The Center was established in December 1998, as the first scholarly institution founded as a non-profit organization in East Central Europe.

The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to accelerate the process of i

The Centre Marc Bloch is a Franco-German Research Center for Social Sciences and was founded after German Reunification.

The museum, located at the historic site of the German surrender on May 8th, 1945, originated out of a former Soviet military museum.

The Institute of Contemporary History Munich – Berlin (IfZ) is one of the largest non-university historical research institutes in Germany.

The Institute of Contemporary History Munich – Berlin (IfZ) is one of the largest non-university historical research institutes in Germany.

The main aim of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for the research on consequences of war (BIK) is to carry out and promote interdisciplinary research on the effects and consequences of wars and confl

Harvard University is a large research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

The Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) is an operating foundation which was established in 1984 by Jan Philipp Reemtsma. Since 2015, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knöbl is the director of Institute.

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