Research & Studies

60 Years Later, a Cold War Scandal Still Holds Lessons for the United Nations (

“Like many classic mystery stories, the Povl Bang-Jensen affair involved an agitated dog. The name and breed of the animal are not recorded. But we know that at roughly 8 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1959, Paul Carahalios of Bayside, Queens, took his dog for its regular morning walk. Temperature records suggest that it was chilly but tolerable as they made their way as usual through Alley Pond Park, a stretch of reclaimed marshland on the north shore of Long Island where New York City meets the suburbs. Yet it soon became clear that something was amiss. András Nagy, a historian who has combed a host of Hungarian, U.N. and other archives to document the committee’s findings, has turned up fascinating personal details on some of the tricksters and opportunists involved.”

You can read the whole article on the webpage of the World Politics Review HERE!