This series publishes books that draw from once classified or otherwise obscure documents unearthed by the Cold War International History Project. Established by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1991, the Cold War International History Project supports the full and prompt release of historical materials by governments on all sides of the Cold War, and seeks to disseminate new information and perspectives on Cold War history, by way of publications, fellowships, and scholarly meetings and conferences.
Titles in this list offer emerging viewpoints from this fraught and tenuous period, including previously inaccessible sources from “the other side”—the former Communist bloc—to develop a deeper understanding of the complex system of international actors and events involved.
In collaboration with the National Security Archive, a nongovernmental research institute and document repository, the project has created a Russian and East-bloc Archival Documents Database at Gelman Library, George Washington University. This database makes available to scholars photocopies from Russian and other former Communist archives donated by the project, the National Security Archive, and others.
Advisory board: Christian F. Ostermann, William Taubman, Michael Beschloss, James H. Billington, Warren I. Cohen, John Lewis Gaddis, James G. Hershberg, Samuel F. Wells, Jr., Sharon Wolchik.
The Cold War International History Project was created with the help of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.