Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security - PHP
The Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich is developping the "Parallel History Project on Cooperative Security (PHP), the former "Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact". It "provides new scholarly perspectives on contemporary international history by collecting, publishing, and interpreting formerly secret governmental documents. In response to the declassification of NATO records and the growing availability of documents from archives in Eastern and Central Europe, PHP as a cooperative undertaking of more than twenty partner institutes brings together leading Cold War historians, archivists, and government officials. The findings are presented to the specialist academic community at conferences and published both in print and on the PHP website." "Since its establishment in 1999, the project has collected thousands of pages of material on security-related issues of the Cold War, published a large number of online documentaries and publications on central issues such as mutual threat perceptions and alliance management, and organized several major international conferences on war planning, intelligence, and intra-bloc tensions. The thrust of PHP research interest is in the recent historical origins and development of current security issues and institutions on the basis of newly available documentary evidence...".The in depth description of archival document collections on NATO, the Warsaw pact and the Cold War is available here

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