September 23 and 24, 2016
The end of the Cold War and the increasing availability of new archival materials from Russia, Eastern Europe, and China has inspired new work on the Sino-Soviet alliance and split, understood by many scholars as one of the most significant episodes in the entire history of the Cold War. China’s frustrations with the socialist world formed the background to its subsequent overtures to the Third World after 1960, and also to its efforts to normalize relations with Western Europe and the United States.
This Berlin Colloquium explored Sino-Soviet relations and their global consequences, with attention to the strategic realignment that led to the making of the U.S.-Chinese partnership as well as the implications for the Third World of the Sino-Soviet rivalry.
Austin Jersild (Old Dominion University) was the 2015/16 fellow of the Berlin Center for Cold War Studies.
The conference was held in English.