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International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallinn-Estonia, 28th-29th November 2019

Need to Know VIII

Access to Secrets
New Sources and new interpretations of Intelligence


Need to Know VIII is now over. We, the organizers: Institute of National Remembrance in Poland, Center for Cold War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark and Norwegian National Aviation Museum, wish to thank everyone who participated and contributed to make this a really great conference!

Next year’s Need to Know-conference will take place in Tallinn, Estonia. We hope to see you all there! During the winter of 2019, the organizers of the next conference will publish a Call for Papers, and you are all invited to contribute your paper suggestions.

We are planning to publish the papers from Need to Know VIII in a peer-reviewed anthology. During the winter, we will work towards securing a publication and invite all presenters to deliver their papers. We will be back with more information on this.

Thank you for your interest in Cold War Intelligence. We hope you may enjoy a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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Need to Know presenters and abstracts

The topics for this years conference are finally ready. See our presenter´s short description of the papers they will be submitting just before the conference. Prepare yourself for in-depth cold war topics from the worlds leading historians on intelligence.



“Need to Know VIII: Access to Secrets: New Sources and New Interpretation of Intelligence” 

Bodø (Norway), 29–30 November 2018