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Brad Simpson
Erez Manela reviews Brad Simpson's Bernath Lecture on "The United States and the Curious History of Self-Determination" for H-Diplo.
"Flag of NATO" by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
After the Fall of the Berlin Wall, what, precisely, did Russia and the West agree on regarding the future of NATO. Mary Elise Sarotte examines the resulting dispute that "refuses to go away" in the...
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Two op-Eds on international implications of the events in Ferguson, Missouri by SHAFR members Mary Dudziak and Chris Dietrich.
Thinking about putting together a proposal for the SHAFR 2015 Conference? Then, check out the panelists seeking panelists forum (and remember the deadline is December 1).
Mark Stoler
Mark Stoler, professor emeritus of history at the University of Vermont, and editor of The Papers of George Catlett Marshall, will deliver the 2015 Marshall Lecture, "George C. Marshall and the '...
NASA Apollo 13 Earth during journey home
Call for Papers for a two-day NSF sponsored workshop that will be held June 23-24, immediately before the 2015 SHAFR Conference in Washington DC. It will focus on the environmental impact technological...
Stack of Paper
Researchers: Please read and comment on this report by the FOIA Advisory Committee on how to improve implementation of the Freedom of Information Act.
The new Electronic Briefing Book No. 482 posted by the National Security Archive and the Memorial Society in Moscow on Yuri Orlov's career as a Soviet dissident, includes the first English-language...
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"If you teach a survey course on the history of American foreign relations, chances are that you don’t spend very much time on the Austria-Hungarian Empire, or “the Habsburgs,” as Nicole Phelps refers to...
Diplomatic History
Did you know that Advance Access to forthcoming Diplomatic History articles is one of your SHAFR membership benefits?
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Watch the SHAFR 2014 plenary session, "The Fall of the Wall: A 25th Anniversary Reassessment," as broadcasted on C-SPAN3's American History TV.
Gulf of Tonkin (NASA image)
Today, 7 August 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. Passed by Congress in response to the Gulf of Tonkin Incident, this joint resolution would serve as the legal basis for the US...
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On 6 August 1945, an American B-29 bomber dropped the first nuclear weapon used in warfare over Hiroshima, Japan. The historical debate over the reasons and ethical justifications for the bombing continues to...
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August 2014
How did human rights activists make this topic a key element of both late Cold War diplomacy and of détente? SHAFR member Sarah Snyder discusses this issue in a 2011 panel discussion held at the Woodrow...
June 2014
The latest issue of Diplomatic History (vol 38:3) includes Andrew Preston’s Bernath Lecture, and original articles from Brian Rouleau, Meredith Oyen, Travis J. Hardy, Kornel Chang, Asa McKercher, Christian...
July 2014
Minutes for the SHAFR Council meeting held on 19 June 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky are now available.
July 2014
H-Diplo Roundtable on "America’s Great Game: The CIA’s Secret Arabists and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East"
June 2014
The Richard Nixon Presidential Library has not had a full-time director since I left the position in November 2011. This has disturbing implications both for how public history is approached at federal museums...
Paul Kramer
June 2014
It was 1935, and the Guantánamo naval base had to go. So declared an American commission stocked with foreign-policy experts: the United States was pursuing less antagonistic relations with its southern...