The Digital Archive contains once-secret documents from governments all across the globe, uncovering new sources and providing fresh insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy. It collects the research of three Wilson Center projects which focus on the interrelated histories of the Cold War, Korea, and Nuclear Proliferation. [Read more]
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A recently unearthed conversation with veteran independence activist Kim Gu (Kim Koo) provides new details on how leaders in southern Korea saw North Korea in 1948 and their predictions about the likelihood of a war in Korea.
Yogesh Joshi explores how new archival evidence from the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on the 1974 PNE and the origins of India's nuclear submarine program can inform strategic discourse on India's nuclear weapons program.
Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World combines critical oral history with newly translated documentary sources to provide insights into the dynamics of Sino-European relations, past and present, and recent and ongoing global power shifts.
One memorable moment was Khrushchev's shoe-banging incident at a meeting of the UN General Assembly in 1960. http://t.co/o4h1TpDGzW
#OTD in '45 US approves charter establishing the UN, which would be the scene for many US-Soviet confrontations. http://t.co/Q5p0iVsLls
#OTD in '53 100,000 East Germans defy communist threats, pour into W. Berlin to obtain food packages donated by West. http://t.co/T8qn4t2HNP