A multimedia experience revisiting the Potsdam Conference
Between July 17 and August 2, 1945, near the end of World War II, President Harry Truman, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premier Joseph Stalin, leaders of the three Allied powers, met in the Berlin suburb of Potsdam to discuss implementing Germany’s May 8 surrender.
This multimedia website, a companion to a Stuart Canin archive at the Hoover Institution Library & Archives, provides a record of a special event at Stanford University’s Bing Hall revisiting the Potsdam Conference seventy years later. We invite you to explore the Potsdam Conference from the diverse perspectives of scholars Norman Naimark, Scott Sagan, George P. Shultz, and violin virtuoso Stuart Canin, who performed a private concert at the first and only meeting between Truman and Stalin.
Taking on Iran
The threat posed by Iran to international peace and security is approaching a crisis. After compiling a thirty-year record as the world’s most active state supporter of terrorism, led by its Pasadran, or Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which together with its Quds [Jerusalem] and Basij Forces, Iran seems determined to develop nuclear weapons. Its aims are not merely defensive or solely based on national pride. Iran’s rulers do seek to preserve their Islamic system, but they also plan to lead an Islamic resurgence in which Western powers would be driven from all Islamic countries. Iran has intervened in many states in pursuing these objectives. It has also attacked and threatened the US and other states that interfere with its aspirations. And it calls repeatedly for wiping Israel off the face of the Earth while providing weapons to Israel’s enemies to advance
Cyber Security and International
Paper prepared for the National Research
Committee of Sciences with David Clark
and Whifield Diffie. View PDF
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