LP – How “Cold” Was the Cold War?

How “Cold” was the Cold War? Common Core Standards: RH1, RH6, RH8, WHST1, WHST8, WHST9 Introduction In teaching the history of the Cold War at both the university and secondary levels, many teachers shroud the complexities of the Cold War in hyperbole. Students often fail to understand that conflict between the two superpowers would not […]

Introduction — the Korean War at 60

SHAFR.org is proud to offer its second roundtable.  In recognition of the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War, we asked some of the most accomplished scholars on the conflict to reflect on the war’s significance for the world today.  We are honored to publish essays by William Stueck and James Matray on […]

Korea: Lessons and Legacies of a Memorable War

On 25 June 2010, we will commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the beginning of the conventional phase of the Korean War when Communist forces staged a massive military offensive southward across the 38th parallel to reunite the nation.  At first blush, this event would seem to provide few lessons or legacies still relevant twenty years […]