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Latest releases:

Academic Freedom. The Global Challenge
edited by Michael Ignatieff and Stefan Roch

From Central Planning to the Market by Libor Žídek

Coming soon:

Landscapes of Disease - Malaria in Modern Greece
Katerina Gardikas

Nationalism and Terror - Ante Pavelić and Ustasha Terrorism from Fascism to the Cold War
Pino Adriano and Giorgio Cingolani

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National Security Archive Cold War Readers

The series, edited by Malcolm Byrne, explores key episodes in the Cold War based on the latest archival documentation from the former Soviet bloc and newly declassified Western sources. Edited and introduced by scholars affiliated with the National Security Archive’s “Openness in Russia and Eastern Europe Project,” the series represents a truly multinational approach to Cold War history. Funding for the Openness Project has been provided by the Open Society Institute, the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. The series has been produced in cooperation with the Cold War International History Project at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for the Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Published in the series:

The Prague Spring, 1968
Compiled and edited by Jaromir Navratil with Antonin Bencik,
Vaclav Kural, Marie Michalkova, and Jitka Vondrova
With a preface by Vaclav Havel and a forword by H. Gordon Skilling

Uprising in East Germany, 1953 - The Cold War, the German Question, and the First Major Upheaval behind the Iron Curtain
Edited by Christian F. Ostermann
Foreword by Charles Mailer

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution - A History in Documents
Edited by Csaba Békés, János Rainer, and Malcolm Byrne
With a foreword by Charles Gati and an Introductory Essay by Timothy Garton Ash

A Cardboard Castle? - An Inside History of the Warsaw Pact
Edited by Vojtech Mastny and Malcolm Byrne

From Solidarity to Martial Law - The Polish Crisis of 1980–1981
Edited by Andrzej Paczkowski, and Malcolm Byrne
With a foreword by Lech Walesa

Masterpieces of History - The Peaceful End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989
Edited by Svetlana Savranskaya, Thomas Blanton, and Vladislav Zubok
With a foreword by Anatoly S. Chernyaev and Jack F. Matlock, Jr.