___Csaba Békés [Békés Csaba]___Back

 Born:

1957, Nyírbátor, Hungary

 

Education:

1978-1983 József Attila University, Szeged, (Majors: History and English language and literature)

1983 M.A.

1998 Ph.D. Janus Pannonius University, Pécs

 

Positions:

1983-1987 Archivist, New Hungarian Central Archives, Budapest

1987-1991 Research librarian, National Széchényi Library, Budapest

1989-1992 Visiting lecturer in history, József Attila University, Szeged

1991- Senior Research Fellow and Research Coordinator, Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Budapest

1995: Visiting lecturer in Cold War History, Budapest University of Economics

1997- Coordinator, Hungarian Program, Project on Openness in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (Washington D.C.)

1998 - Director, Cold War History Research Center, Budapest 

From November, 1996 I have been a member of the international advisory board of the “Project on Openness in Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union”, founded by the National Security Archive in Washington D.C.

From 2000 I have been a member of the international editorial board of the journal Cold War History published by Frank Cass in London.

From 2001 I have been a member of the international editorial board of the Journal of Cold War History published at Harvard University.

 

Main interest:

Cold War History, East-West relations; Hungary's international relations after World War II; The role of Eastern Europe in the Cold War

 

Current book projects:

Hungary and the Cold War, 1945-1989

The role of Eastern Europe in the Cold War, 1945-1991 

 

Study trips:

1990 London, Visiting fellow, Institute of Slavonic and East European Studies, London University (3 months) Archival research in the Public Record Office

1991 London, Archival research in the Public Record Office (1 month)

1992 United States, Research Fellow, Cold War International History Project, The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C. (3 months)

Archival research: National Archives, Washington D.C.

Eisenhower Library, Abeline, Kansas

Mudd Manuscript Library, Princeton University

1995 London, Archival research in the Public Record Office (1 month)

1997 Washington D.C., National Archives (2 weeks)

2001-2002 Center Fellow, Project on the Cold War as Global Conflict, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, New York (9 months) 

A member since 2000 of the editorial board of the Journal of Cold War Studies, published at Harvard University.

2001–2: Center Fellow, Project on the Cold War as Global Conflict, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, New York (9 months).

New York University and Empire State College, New York, September 2006-May 2007. Courses on The History of East-West Relations in Europe, 1945-1991; The Role of the East Central European States in the Cold War, 1945-1991.

Columbia University, New York, September-December 2007. Courses on The History of East-West Relations in Europe, 1945-1991; The Role of the East Central European States in the Cold War, 1945-1991.

 

Conferences/seminars:

The Role of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in the Collapse of the Soviet Communist System, Budapest, 13-15. June, 1991

Paper presented: President Kliment Voroshilov's Telegram to Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain on the Soviet Intervention in Hungary on 4 November 1956.

1956 in Hungary and in Poland, Budapest, December, 1991. Paper presented: The British Government and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.

Hungary 1956 - Finnish-Hungarian Seminar, Tampere, Finland - 29-30 March 1993. Paper presented: The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Western Great Powers

Internal factors facilitating Communist takeover in East-Central Europe 1944-1948 Opocno, Czech Republic, 9-11 September, 1993. Paper presented: The Interaction of the Internal and Foreign Policy of the Hungarian Communist Party During the Political Crisis in the Spring of 1946.

Prague 1968 and the World. Prague, 3-5 March, 1994. Paper presented: The International Background of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and that of the Prague Spring in 1968. - A comparative analysis.

6th of March 1945: The Groza Government and Rumania's Communisaton. Bucharest, 3-4 March, 1995. Paper presented: The Communist Parties and the National Issue in Central and Eastern - Europe (1945-1947) - An Important Factor Facilitating Communist Takeover in the Region.

Die ungarische revolution 1956. Austrian - Hungarian Conference, Vienna, April 6. 1995. (Collegium Hungaricum). Paper presented: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Great Powers.

V. World Congress for Central and East European Studies, Warsaw, 6-11. August, 1995. Panel XIV-9: 1956: Hungary in the light of new archival sources. Paper presented: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Great Powers.

Hungary and the World, 1956. The New Archival Evidence, Budapest, 26-29 September, 1996. Paper presented: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics

The Suez War of 1956 after 40 Years. Kairo, 29 October, 1996 (Al Akhram Institute for Strategic and Political Studies). Paper presented: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Suez Crisis.

The Paris Peace Treaty of 1947, Budapest, 27 March, 1997. Paper presented: Initiatives of the Hungarian Communist Party prior to the Hungarian Government Delegation’s Visit to Moscow in the Spring of 1946.

The New Cold War History, 9-11 May, 1997, Athens, Ohio. Paper presented: New Findings on the Cold War in Hungary

Poland 1980-1982. Internal Crisis, International Dimensions, Jachranka, 8-10 November, 1997.

European Archival Evidence on Stalin and the Cold War, Budapest, October 3-4, 1997. Paper presented: Stalin and Hungary 1944-1948.

The Czechoslovak February, 1948. Prague, 1998 20-22 February

The End of the Cold War in Europe, 1989: "New Thinking" and New Evidence, Musgrove, St. Simon's Island, Georgia, May 1-3, 1998. I was moderating Panel I.: The Emergence of Soviet “New Thinking in Eastern Europe“

The Years of Transition, 1947-1949, Budapest, 1998. 10-11 September, 1998. Paper presented: The Emergence of the Cold War.

The Memory of the Cold War, (1956, 1968,1989-1990), Budapest, 1998. 9-10 October, 1998. Paper presented: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Soviet Bloc

Eastern European Perspectives on the German Question, Essen, 23-24 November, 1998. Paper presented: Hungary and the German Question, 1949-1956.

Political Transition in Hungary, 1989-1990, Budapest, June 10-12., 1999. Paper presented: East-West Relations and the Hungarian Transition

The Democratic Revolution in Czechoslovakia. Its Preconditions, Course and Immediate Aftermath, Praha, October 14-16., 1999.

Poland 1986-1989. The End of the System, Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, October 21-23, 1999. Paper presented: Political Transition in Hungary, 1988-1990

New Cold War History: Historiography, Theory,and Methodology. Moscow, 2000 May 7-11. Paper presented: The New Course in East West Relations, 1953-1956

Annual conference, Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, Zurich, December 2, 2000. Paper presented: Hungarian archival sources on the Warsaw Pact.

Ten Year Anniversary Cold War Summit, Cold War International History Project, Washington D.C., 2001 March 2-3. Paper presented: The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest. 

Towards an International History of the War in Afghanistan, Washington, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, April 29-30, 2002

L’Europe en mutation. Le processus d’Helsinki: de l’Europe divisée au perspectives de la Grande Europe, Paris, Sorbonne III. June 7-8, 2002. Paper presented: The Human Rights Issue in Hungary

Sawyer seminar. International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University. New York, September 27, 2002. Paper presented: Eastern Europe and the Cold War

Romania and the Cold War, Bucharest, October 3-6, 2002. I was chair of the Panel: Romania and the Warsaw Pact, 1969-1989

Annual conference, Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, Zurich, November 16, 2002. Paper presented: New Hungarian archival sources on the Warsaw Pact.

Between East and West: Hungarian Foreign Policy in the 20th Century Indiana University, Bloomington, March 29, 2003
Paper presented: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Superpowers

Annual conference, Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, Bécs, 2003. október 11.
Paper presented: New Hungarian archival sources on the Warsaw Pact

New Central and Eastern European Evidence on the Cold War in Asia, Budapest, 2003. Október 31-november 1.
Paper presented: Hungarian mediation during the Vietnam War, 1965–1966.

NATO and the Warsaw Pact: Intra–Bloc Conflicts Lemnitzer Center for NATO and European Union Studies, Kent State University April 23–24, 2004.
Paper presented: Why Was There No „Second Cold War” in Europe? Hungary and the Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan in 1979.

The Helsinki Process: a historical reappraisal University of Padova, June 7, 2004,
Paper presented: Hungary and the CSCE Process, 1965–1970

Annual conference, Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, Urbino, October 1–2, 2004
Paper presented: Hungarian archival sources on the Warsaw Pact.

Eastern Europe and Western Europe in the Cold War [1965–1975] Münster, October 23–23,2004 [University of Duisburg-Essen and the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne]
Paper presented: The Warsaw Pact and the Helsinki Process

The Warsaw Pact: From its Founding to its Collapse, 1955–1991, Washington D.C., May 26–27, 2005
Paper presented: Warsaw Pact Coordination and the CSCE process, 1965–1970

The Helsinki Process and the Demise of Communism, Prague, 5–7 June, 2005
Paper presented: Hungary and the Making of the CSCE process, 1965–1970

Conference for the Creation of the International History of the Cold War. (A Workshop for the forthcoming The Cambridge History of the Cold War) VOLUME I. The Origins and Early Development of the Cold War, 1945-62. The Harry S. Truman Library Institute for National And International Affairs and the University of Missouri, Kansas City
March 30–April 2, 2006
Paper presented: East Central Europe in the Cold War, 1953–1960.

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution in Historical Perspective. 50th Anniversary  Reassessments.
Harvard University, Cambridge, Ma. October 30, 2006.
Paper presented: Soviet Decision making During the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

Fifty Years` Perspective on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956.
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, September 18–20, 2006
Keynote speech: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution in World Politics

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution 50 Years Later – Canadian and International Perspectives
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, 2006. October 12–14.
Keynote speech: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution in World Politics

1956 and Its Impact on the Soviet Bloc.
Columbia University, New York, November 2–3, 2006.
Paper presented: Could the Hungarian Revolution Have Succeeded in 1956?

The Hungarian Revolution of 1956 and After: Impact and Contribution.
Bard College, NY (USA), February 15-17, 2007. Opening keynote speech: The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics.

Transformation through Communication: Changes in the East-West Conflict in the Era of Détente (1966-1975), Budapest, October 19-20, 2007. Lecture: The interdependence of Ostpolitik and West German-Hungarian economic relations, 1963-1973.

Dealing with the Past in East Central Europe. Columbia University,  December 2-3, 2007. Chair of Panel 2 (Czechoslovakia, GDR, Romania).

Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968.
Center Austria, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, April 3-4, 2008.
Paper presented: Hungary and the Prague Spring.

Der” Prager Frühling”. Das Internationale Krisenjahr 1968.
Ludwig Boltzmann-Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung.
Wien–Graz, August 20-22.
Paper presented: Hungary Between Prague and Moscow.

Security Apparatus, Propagandism and the Prague Spring
Prague,  7–9 September 2008. 
Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (ÚSTR), Institute of National Remembrance,
Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Polish Institute, Faculty of Arts, Charles University.
Paper presented: Hungary and the Prague Spring

The „Prague Spring” and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968.
University of Ottawa, Ottawa, October 9-10, 2008.
Paper presented: The ‘Prague Spring”, Hungary and the Warsaw Pact Invasion.

Détente and CSCE in Europe. The States of the Warsaw Pact and the Federal Republic of Germany in their Mutual Perception and Rapprochement, 1966-1975.
Volkswagen Stiftung-project "Détente and CSCE in Europe" at the University of Mannheim in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.
Prague, 12–15 October 2008.
Paper presented: Hungary, the German question and the CSCE Process, 1965-1975

Döntéshozatal és külpolitikai tanácsadás (Decision-making and foreign-policy advice). Contribution to round-table: Magyar külpolitikai gondolkodás és külpolitikai stratégia (Hungarian foreign-policy thinking and strategy). Magyar Külügyi Intézet, Budapest, February 21,  2008

Szuperhatalmi politika a hidegháborúban, 1945-1962 (Superpower politics in the Cold War 1945-62). Ede Teller Memorial Meeting, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, January 16, 2008

Modern magyar külpolitika-a jelen és múltja (Modern Hungarian foreign policy-present and past). Conference: Magyar külpolitika a bipoláris világban, 1945-1991 (Hungarian foreign policy in bipolar world, 1945-91). Habsburg Intézet/Teleki László Alapítvány, Budapest, April 11, 2008.

Political Mythology and History
2-4 April 2009, Sofia
Organised by the University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski” – Faculty of History, Faculty of Philosophy, Centre for Doctoral and Post-doctoral Research “Dialogue Europe” with the support of WAZ Media Group
Paper presented: Real and Apparent Crises of the East–West Relationship during the Cold War

Dropping, maintaning and breaking the iron curtain: The Cold War and East-Central Europe twenty years later, Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague, 19-21, November, 2009.
Paper presented: Cold War, Détente and the Soviet Bloc, 1953–1975.

"Interpretability of the national interest in the Kádár period." Contribution to the conference In pursuit of the Hungarian national interest: relations between national, regional and European interests. Budapest: Magyar Külügyi Intézet, November 27, 2009.

Courses taught in English:

1994: Turku University, Finland, The History of Hungary in the 20th century

1995: Vendéglátóipari Főiskola, Budapest (College of Commerce and Catering Trade), The History of Hungary, 1945-1989  

 

PUBLICATIONS: 

Books:

A magyar kormány békepropaganda tevékenysége 1945–1946-ban - Kísérletek a külföld felvilágosítására a párizsi béketárgyalások előtt. Bölcsészdoktori disszertáció, József Attila Tudományegyetem, Szeged, 1988, 245 old. [Hungarian Initiatives before the Paris Peace Conference in 1946, - Ph.D dissertation]

(Edited by) "Az 1956-os magyar forradalom helye a szovjet kommunista rendszer összeomlásában"- Az 1991. június 13–15-én Budapesten az Országos Széchényi Könyvtárban megtartott nemzetközi konferencia jegyzőkönyve, Budapest 1993 155 p. ["The Place of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in the Collapse of the Soviet Communist System" - Papers of the International Conference held in Budapest on 13-15 July 1991].

Az 1956-os magyar forradalom a világpolitikában [The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics]. 1956-os Intézet, Budapest, 1996

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics. Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., September, 1996 Working Paper No. 16.

The Hidden History of Hungary 1956: A Compendium of Declassified Documents. Csaba Békés, Christian F. Ostermann, Malcolm Byrne (eds.). The Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Budapest) - The National Security Archive (Washington D.C.) 1996

Rendszerváltozás Magyarországon 1989-1990. Dokumentumok. [Political Transition in Hungary. Documents] Főszerk.: Békés Csaba, Malcolm Byrne, Szerk.: Kalmár Melinda, Ripp Zoltán, Vörös Miklós, National Security Archive, Hidegháború-történeti Kutatóközpont, 1956-os Intézet, 1999

Political Transition in Hungary, 1989-1990. A Compendium of Declassified Documents and Chronology of Events, Eds. Csaba Békés, Malcolm Byrne, Melinda Kalmár, Zoltán Ripp, Miklós Vörös, National Security Archive, Cold War History Research Center, 1956 Institute, 1999

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution. A history in documents. Csaba Békés, Malcolm Byrne, János M. Rainer (eds.) CEU Press, Budapest-New York, 2002, 598 p.  

Cold war, détente and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Working Paper No. 7, Project on the Cold War as Global Conflict. New York: International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, 2002.

Európából Európába. Magyarország konfliktusok kereszttüzében, 1945–1990 (From Europe to Europe. Hungary in the crossfire of conflicts, 1945–90). Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó, 2004.

Az 1956-os magyar forradalom a világpolitikában [The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics]. The Second Edition, 1956-os Intézet, Budapest, 2006

Az Egyesült Nemzetek Szervezete és a magyar forradalom, 1956–1963. Tanulmányok, dokumentumok és kronológia [The United Nations and the Hungarian Revolution, 1956–1963. Studies, Documentations, Chronology]. Csaba Békés–Gusztáv Kecskés D. (eds.) Magyar ENSZ Társaság, Budapest, 2006, 239 p.

Evolúció és revolúció. Magyarország és a nemzetközi politika 1956-ban (Evolution and revolution. Hungary and international politics in 1956). Budapest, 1956-os Intézet/Gondolat, 2007

 

Articles:

A békét a győztesek kötik. A magyar kormány békepropaganda tevékenysége (1945-1946) Aetas. 1990. 1-2. sz. 29- 56. o. [Hungarian Initiatives before the Paris Peace Conference in 1946]

Dokumentumok a magyar kormánydelegáció 1946. áprilisi moszkvai tárgyalásairól. Régió, 1992. 3. sz. 161-194. o. [Documents on the Hungarian Government Delegation's negotiations in Moscow in April, 1946].

Brit követi jelentések a világ különböző országaiból az 1956-os forradalommal kapcsolatos helyi reakciókról. Holmi, 1991. 10. sz. 1312-1332. o. [British Diplomatic Reports from all over the World on local reactions on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]

A brit kormány és az 1956-os magyar forradalom [The British Government and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution) In: Évkönyv, 1992, 1956-os Intézet, Budapest, 19-38 pp. (Yearbook, 1992, Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]

New Findings on the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Bulletin, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., Fall 1992, pp.1-3.

President Kliment Voroshilov's Telegram to Queen Elizabeth of Great Britain on the Soviet Intervention in Hungary on 4 November 1956, The Slavonic and East European Review, London, Volume 71 Number 1 January 1993 pp. 126-129.

A magyar kérdés az ENSZ-ben és a nyugati nagyhatalmak titkos tárgyalásai (1956 október 23 - november 4) - Brit diplomáciai dokumentumok. In: Évkönyv, 1993, 1956-os Intézet, Budapest, 39-71. pp. - [British Diplomatic Papers Relating to the Hungarian Issue in the United Nations and the Secret Negotiations of the Western Great Powers (23 October - 4 November 1956) - Yearbook, 1993, Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]

Demokratikus eszmék és nagyhatalmi érdekek. Egy megvalósulatlan amerikai javaslat az 1956-os magyar forradalom megsegítésére. Holmi, 1993/10. sz. - ([n Unrealized American Plan to Support the Hungarian Revolution in 1956.]

Anglia és az 1956-os magyar forradalom I-III. Köztársaság, 1993. augusztus 7., augusztus 14., augusztus 21. - [Great Britain and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution I-III.]

Bibó István távirata az amerikai elnökhöz. Magyar Hírlap, 1993. október 22. - [Minister of State István Bibó's telegram to President Eisenhower on 4 November, 1956.]

Az Egyesült Államok és a magyar semlegesség 1956-ban In: Évkönyv, 1994, 1956-os Intézet, Budapest, 165-178. pp. - [The United States and the Neutrality of Hungary in 1956. Yearbook, 1993, Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]

Mad'arská politická krize na jare 1946, Suodobé Dejiny (Praha), 1994. No. 4-5. pp. 509- 513. (With Melinda Kalmár) Mikor lehet belőle történelem? Népszabadság, 1994. október 22. - [When can 1956 become history?]

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and World Politics. The Hungarian Quarterly Vol. 36. 1995 Summer, pp.109-121.

The Hungarian Revolution in 1956 and the Western Great Powers. In: Paula Hihnala, Olli Vehvillainen (eds.) Hungary 1956. (Based on the presentations given at the conference on the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 in Tampere in March 1993.) Tampere, 1995, 34-47. pp.

The Communist Parties and the National Issue in Central and Eastern Europe (1945-1947) An Important Factor Facilitating Communist Takeover in the Region. In: 6. Martie 1945: Incepturile communizarii Romaniei. Editure Enciclopedia, Bucuresti, 1995, pp. 245-253.

The International Context of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution In : The Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Reform, Revolt and Repression 1953-1963 (ed.) György Litván. Longman, London-New York, 1996 [a monograph written by an authors' team of the Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, Budapest].

Die Ungarische Revolution von 1956 und die westlichen Grosmachte In: Hans Henning Hahn und Heinrich Olschowsky (Hg.) Akademie Verlag, Berlin, 1996, 98-107. pp.

A magyarkérdés az ENSZ-ben. Rubicon, 1996. 8-9. sz. 20-22. pp. [The Hungarian Issue in the United Nations, 1956-1962]

Optimizmusra szükség van - de illúziók nélkül. Volt-e esély 1956-ban? - A Kádár a forradalom nélkül nem tudott volna kádárizmust csinálni. Népszabadság. 1996. október 22. [Optimism - without Illusions. Was there a Chance in 1956? Without the Revolution Kádár would not have been able to Create Kadarism] - (with Melinda Kalmár)

Mad'arská revoluce 1956. Soudobé dejiny (Praha), 1996. No. 4. pp. 455-473. (The 1956 Hungarian Revolution) - (with Pál Germuska and János M. Rainer)

A magyar semlegesség 1956-ban In: Semlegesség - Illúziók és realitás.[Neutrality -Illusions and Reality) Biztonságpolitikai és Honvédelmi Kutatások Központja, (Bp., 1997) 111-130. pp. (The Neutrality of Hungary in 1956]

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Great Powers, The Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics, Vol 13 June 1997, No. 2, Special issue: Hungary 1956 - Forty Years on, Frank Cass, London, pp. 51-66.

Hidegháború, enyhülés és az 1956-os magyar forradalom, Évkönyv V. 1996-1997, 1956-os Intézet, Budapest, 1997, 201-213. pp. [Cold War, Détente and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution]

What are the Malin Notes About? Soviet Decision Making in Hungary in 1956. Electronic Appendix, Bulletin, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., issue 8-9, 1997.

Soviet plans to establish COMINFORM in early 1946. New evidence from Hungarian archives. Bulletin, Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C., issue 10, March, 1998, 135-136. pp.

A Kádár-korszak külpolitikája 1956-1968, Rubicon, 1998, No. 1. 19-22. pp. [Foreign Policy in the Kádár era, 1956-1968]

Napló elvtársaimnak (Rákosi Mátyás: Visszaemlékezések, 1940-1956. 1-2. köt. Budapest: Napvilág, 1997. c. könyvének ismertetése) [Diary for my Comrades Book review on Mátyás Rákosi’s memoirs] - Élet és Irodalom. 42. évf. 1998. márc. 6. 10. sz. 14.p

Magyar-szovjet csúcstalálkozók, 1957-1965, [Hungarian-Soviet Summit Meetings. Documents] Évkönyv, 6. 1998 /szerk. Litván György. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 1998. 143-183.pp.

Die ungarische Revolution von 1956 und die Grossmachte., Das Internationale Krisenjahr, 1956: Polen Ungarn Suez. Im Auftrag des Militargeschichtlichen Forschungsamtes. Hrsg. von Winfried Heinemann und Norber Wiggerhaus. München: Oldenbourg Verlag, 1999. 353-374. pp.

A hidegháború kezdete, [The Origins of the Cold War] Évkönyv, 7. 1998/ szerk. Rainer M. János, Standeisky Éva, Budapest, 1956-os Intézet, 1999. 217-226. pp.

Vissza Európába. A magyarországi rendszerváltás nemzetközi háttere, 1988-1990. (Back to Europe. The International Context of the Political Transition in Hungary, 1988-1990.) In: A rendszerváltás forgatókönyve A rendszerváltás forgatókönyve. Kerekasztal tárgyalások 1989-ben [The Script if the Transition. Roundtable talks in 1989] 7. kötet, Szerk.: Bozóki András, Új Mandátum, Budapest, 2000. pp. 792-825.

The Hungarian Question on the UN Agenda. British Foreign Office Documents from 1956. The Hungarian Quarterly, Spring 2000, 103-122. pp.

Retour en Europe", Guerre mondiale et conflits contemporains (Paris) (La Hongrie dans les conflits du XXe siecle), octobre 2001, pp. 115-137.

Győzhetett volna-e a magyar forradalom 1956-ban? Mítoszok, legendák, illúziók. [Could the Hungarian Revoution of 1956 been victorious? Myths, legends, illusions]. Rubicon, 2001 december.

In: Romsics Ignác (szerk.) Mítoszok, legendák, tévhitek a 20. századi magyar történelemről. [Myths, legends and misconceptions on the 20th century history of Hungary.] Osiris kiadó, Budapest, 2002, pp. 339-360

Back to Europe. The International Context of the Political Transition in Hungary, 1988-1990 In: Andras Bozoki (ed.), The Roundtable Talks of 1989: The Genesis of Hungarian Democracy. Budapest-New York: CEU Press, 2002. pp. 237-272

A magyar külpolitika néhány kérdése 1945 után. [On Hungarian foreign policy after 1945] In: Püski Levente-Valuch Tibor (szerk.): Mérlegen a XX. századi magyar történelem. Jelenkortörténeti Műhely III. Debrecen, DE Történelmi Intézet-1956-os Intézet, 2002.

Political Transition in Hungary in 1989. Selected Documents. Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.,
2002 Winter. pp. 73-87 (with Melinda Kalmár)

Cold War, Détente and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Working paper No. 7, Project on the Cold War as Global Conflict, International Center for Advanced Studies, New York University, 2002 

Hungary and the Warsaw Pact, 1954–1989. Documents with an Introduction, Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, www.isn.ethz.ch/php , 250 p. (2003. október 7.)

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Superpowers, Hungarian Studies, Vol 17. No. 1, 2003, 65–77. pp.

Magyarország és az európai biztonsági konferencia előkészítése, 1965–1970 (Hungary and the preparations for the European Security Conference, 1965–70). In: János M. Rainer and Éva Standeisky, eds, Évkönyv XII. 2004. Magyarország a jelenkorban (Yearbook XII. Hungary in the present period). Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2004, 291–309.

Why was there no ‘Second Cold War’ in Europe? Documents from the Hungarian archives on the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979. Bulletin (Cold War International History Project, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington D.C.) 14:204–19, Spring 2004.

Hungarian foreign policy in the Soviet alliance system, 1968–1989. Foreign Policy Review [Budapest],Vol. 3, No. 1 (2004), 87–127.

The Records of the Warsaw Pact Deputy Foreign Ministers (eds.) Csaba Békés, Anna Locher, Christian Nuenlist, Introduction by Csaba Békés, Parallel History Project on NATO and the Warsaw Pact, web site: www.isn.ethz.ch/php,  2005.

Hungary and the making of the CSCE Process, 1965–1970. In: Carla Meneguzzi Rostagni (ed.) The Helsinki Process: a historical reappraisal, CEDAM, Padova, 2005, 29–44 pp.

Das sowjetische Moment. Schweitzer Monatshefte, No. 2. 2006. 22–24. pp. (Ungarn 1956/2006)

Policies of the USA, Great Britain and France in 1956.  In: The Hungarian Revolution of 1956. (ed.) Béla Király, Atlantic Research and Publications, Inc., Highland Lakes, New Jersey, 2006.

Could the Hungarian Revolution Have Succeeded in 1956? Myths, legends and illusions.
In: Putere si societate: Blocul comunist sub impactul destalinizarii, 1956 [Power and Society: The Communist Bloc under the Impact of De-stalinisation, 1956], Bucharest, 2006.

Cold War, Détente and the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. In: Klaus Larres and Kenneth Osgood, (eds.) The Cold War after Stalin's Death: ANew International History. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2006. 213–233.pp.

The 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the Declaration of Neutrality. Cold War History, Vol. 6. No. 4. November, 2006. pp. 477–500.

Az 1956-os magyar forradalom a világpolitikában (The 1956 Hungarian Revolution in world politics). 2nd e., revised and expanded. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2006.

Editor: Evolúció és revolúció. Magyarország és a nemzetközi politika 1956-ban (Evolution and revolution. Hungary and international politics in 1956). Budapest: Gondolat Kiadó/1956-os Intézet, 2006 (forthcoming).

Editor with Gusztáv D. Kecskés: Az Egyesült Nemzetek Szervezete és a magyar forradalom, 1956-1963. Tanulmányok, dokumentumok és kronológia (The UN and the Hungarian Revolution, 1956-63. Budapest: Magyar ENSZ Társaság, 2006.

A helsinki folyamat hatása a magyar külpolitikai gondolkodásra (The effect of the Helsinki process on Hungarian foreign-policy thinking). In: Pritz, Pál, ed, A magyar külpolitikai gondolkodás a huszadik században (Hungarian foreign-policy thinking in the 20th century). Budapest: Magyar Történeti Társulat, 2006.

A magyar semlegesség 1956-ban (Hungarian neutrality in 1956). In: Pál, Lajos, and Ignác Romsics, eds, 2006, pp. 107–122.

Magyarország és a nemzetközi politika az ötvenes évek közepén, Az Egyesült Államok, Nagy-Britannia című fejezetek (Hungary and international politics in the mid-1950s. United States, Britain. In: Evolúció és revolúció...

The Warsaw Pact and the Helsinki Process, 1965-1970. In: Loth, Wilfried, and Georges-Henri Soutou, eds: The making of détente: Eastern and Western Europe in the Cold War, 1965-75. London and New York: Routledge, 2007.

The Warsaw Pact and the Helsinki Process, 1965–1970. In: Wilfried Loth / Georges-Henri Soutou (eds.) The Making of Détente: Eastern and Western Europe in the Cold War, 1965-75. London and New York: Routledge, 2008. pp. 201-220.

Why was there no “Second Cold War” in Europe? Hungary and the East–West Crisis following the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan. In: Mary Ann Heiss –S. Victor Papacosma (eds.), NATO and the Warsaw Pact. Intrabloc conflicts, The Kent State University Press, Kent, Oh., 2008,219-232.

Ungarn zwichsen Prag und Moskau, In: Stefan Karner – Natalja Tomilina – Alexander Tschubarjan Günter Bischof – Viktor Iščenko – Michail Prozumenščikov – Peter Ruggenthaler – Oldřich Tůma – Manfred Wilke (Hg.), Prager Frühling. Das internationale Kriesenjahr 1968. Beitrage. Böhlau Verlag Köln Weimar Wien, 2008. 477-496.

The Warsaw Pact, the German Question and the Making of the CSCE Process, 1961–1970. In: The CSCE 1975 and the Transformation of Europe. Gottfried Niedhart & Oliver Bange Eds.) Berghahn Books, New York, forthcoming: 2008).

Review: Charles Gati: Failed illusions: Moscow, Washington, Budapest, and the 1956 Hungarian revolt. Washington, D.C. : Woodrow Wilson Center Press; Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2006. és Victor  Sebestyén Twelve days: revolution 1956: how the Hungarians tried to topple their Soviet masters. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006.  Austrian History Yearbook (USA) 2008. 

Szuperhatalmi politika a hidegháborúban, 1945-1962 (Superpower politics in the Cold War). Magyar Tudomány 2008:1.

Kádár János és a prágai tavasz (János Kádár and the Prague Spring). Beszélő 2008:7-8, 97-115.

Kádár János és az 1968-as csehszlovákiai válság (János Kádár and the Czechoslovak Crisis of 1968). In: Évkönyv XV., 2008

Madarsko a Prazské jaro. In: Bezpecnosní aparát, propaganda a Prazské jaro. Sborník k mezinarodní konferenci porádané v Praze ve dnech 7-9 zari 2008. Katarina Volná, Ondrej Sanca (eds.) Ústáv pro Studium totalichnic rezimu, Praha, 2009. 27-48.

The history of the Soviet Bloc, 1945–1955. A Chronology. (www.coldwar.hu) Edited by: Csaba Békés  and Levente Nyitrai. The material of the chronology was complied by: Nico Degenkolb, Kati Depetrillo, Jacob Feygin, Ágnes Hevér, Emily Jennifer Holland, Alin Ivascu, Annastina Kallius, Cynthia Mancha, Viktor Nagy, Linda Richter, Péter Vukman. (cc. 600 oldal)

Review of István Horváth: Az elszalasztott lehetőség. A magyar-német kapcsolatok, 1980-1991 (Lost opportunity. Hungarian-German relations, 1980-1991). Budapest: Corvina, 2009. Külügyi Szemle 2009:3, pp. 197-201.

Magyarország, a szovjet blokk, a német kérdés és az európai biztonság, 1967-1975 (Hungary, the Soviet bloc, the German question and European security, 1967-75). In: Kádárizmus: mélyfúrások. Évkönyv XVI (Kádárism: deep probes. Yearbook 16). Edited by János Tischler. Budapest: 1956-os Intézet, 2010 (hereafter Évkönyv XVI), pp. 315-52.

East-Central Europe, 1953–1956. In: Melvyn Leffler–Odd Arne Westad (Eds.) The Cambridge History of the Cold War. Vol. 1. Cambridge University Press, 2010, 334-352. 

Hungary and the Prague Spring. In: Guenter Bischof (ed.) The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact Invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968. Center Austria, University of New Orleans, 2010, 371-395.

The Prague Spring, Hungary and the Warsaw Pact. In: M. Mark Stolarik (ed.) The Prague Spring and the Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia, 1968. Bolchazy-Carducci publishers, Inc.Mundelein, Illinois, 2010, 203-224.

Could the Hungarian Revolution have succeeded in 1956? Myths, legends and illusions. In: Christopher Adam, Tibor Egervari, Leslie Laczko, Judy Young (Eds.) The 1956 Hungarian revolution: Hungarian and Canadian Perspectives. University of Ottawa Press, 2010, 32-52.


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