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East Berlin probably wanted to torment the Bonn government, yet again. But there were also practical reasons against switching to daylight savings time – for example, too many East Germans used the longer evenings for countryside excursions with their cars. By Ilse-Dorothee Pautsch

The Museum Konperensi Asia-Afrika (KAA), based in Bandung, Indonesia, represents the historical values of the Asian-African Conference of 1955.

Across more than 3,000 square meters of exhibition space, the German Spy Museum gives a unique insight into the world of international espionage where once the Berlin Wall split the City.

The Center for Military History and Social Sciences of the German Armed Forces (ZMSBw) is a research institute of the Federal German Government.

The Cold War Studies Project (CWSP) maintains LSE IDEAS as the leading centre in Europe for advanced study and research the Cold War. We focus on:

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 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).

The Royal Museum of the Armed Forces and of Military History is a category two federal scientific institution (ISF/FWI), as well as a state service with separate management (SEGS/SAB).

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

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)

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.

Visit the nuclear attack-proof fortress in Stevns Klint, and hear the story about one of Denmark's most secret places, which was located at the utmost frontline during the Cold War.

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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.

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

The use of chemical weapons in Vietnam and nuclear testing in general are but two illustrations of the obvious fact that this global conflict of systems also had effects on the environment. Nevertheless, Cold War historians and environmental historians have been ignoring each other most of the time. An anthology on the "Environmental Histories of the Cold War", edited by John McNeill and Corinna Unger in 2010, demonstrates the value of an environmental history of the Cold War.

As part of their progress report, the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies officially debuted two of its projects:  A new webpage, which includes the Cold War Portal, and the exhibit, "The Cold War: Causes – History – Impact," co-sponsored with the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany. A report (in German).

Unraveling the multiple, entangled strands of the history of the Cold War remains one of the great challenges of research into the recent past, and especially in what was then the Third World. Because the frontiers of the rival spheres of influence in the Northern Hemisphere stayed fixed and, for the foreseeable future, seemed impenetrable, from the late 1950s onward the US and USSR increasingly shifted their struggle for resources, dominance and prestige toward the Global South. But American and Soviet leaders were not the only actors who determined the course of events. Historian Bernd Greiner on a topic that deserves greater attention.

The Foundation's work focus is to explore the life and work of Ernst Reuter (1889-1953), the first Governing Mayor of Berlin.

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

The Ibero-American Institute (IAI) is an interdisciplinary center for academic and cultural exchange between Germany and Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal.

The association seeks to establish a Cold War Museum at Checkpoint Charlie and supports the Cold W

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