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All Posts Tagged With: "Cold War"

U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue promotes mutual goals

S. Azmat Hassan (blog)

U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue promotes mutual goals

Blogger S. Azmat Hassan analyzes the recent policy talks between U.S. and Pakistani officials. He explains that, as is often the case between a superpower and a much weaker country, the relationship brightens up when the former needs the latter in some capacity. But, it reverts to the doldrums when that requirement subsides.

Posted: March 29, 2010 12:23   Comments: 3
Kashmiri dispute looms large in politics of South Asia

S. Azmat Hassan (blog)

Kashmiri dispute looms large in politics of South Asia

The dispute between India and Pakistan over Kashmir has been ongoing since the 1940's and impacts security throughout the region. Worldfocus contributing blogger S.Azmat Hassan argues that settling the conflict there should be as urgent a foreign policy goal for the United States as working towards peace in the Middle East.

Posted: December 14, 2009 13:12   Comments: 7
Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down

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Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down

As a reporter, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff hitch-hiked overnight to Berlin to cover the story. Daniel Fried was working at the Polish desk at the U.S. State Department when the wall came down. Sergey Shestakov was the chief of staff for the Soviet ambassador to the United Nations.

Posted: November 9, 2009 18:25   Comments: 2
U.S. presidents seize political spotlight in symbolic Berlin

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U.S. presidents seize political spotlight in symbolic Berlin

Berlin lies at the center of the German political imagination and was the focal point of the Iron Curtain that separated Eastern and Western Europe during the Cold War. Berlin has also played host to some of America's greatest presidential speeches -- by JFK, Ronald Reagan, and Barack Obama.

Posted: November 9, 2009 12:05   Comments: 0
Say ‘goodbye’ to the Iron Curtain

In the Newsroom

Say ‘goodbye’ to the Iron Curtain

Worldfocus producer Christine Kiernan writes about the monumentality of the events that transpired during the fall and winter of 1989 and how much the world has changed since then. She analyzes what the fall of the Iron Curtain meant to her.

Posted: November 9, 2009 11:03   Comments: 1
Cold warriors are still with us, and history is now

Peter Eisner (blog)

Cold warriors are still with us, and history is now

This weekend the National Security Archive published documents showing that President Richard M. Nixon had sought help from Brazil in 1971 to overthrow Chilean President Salvador Allende. Peter Eisner discusses the significance of these documents and what we haven't learned from history.

Posted: August 17, 2009 10:15   Comments: 2
Russian warships visit Cold War ally Cuba

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Russian warships visit Cold War ally Cuba

Christopher Sabatini of the Council of the Americas discusses Russian warships docking in Havana and potential changes to Cuba-U.S. relations under Barack Obama.

Posted: December 19, 2008 13:42   Comments: 3
Russian president makes first trip to Venezuela

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Russian president makes first trip to Venezuela

Nikolas Kozloff explains the significance of Dmitiri Medvedev's meeting with Hugo Chávez in Venezuela.

Posted: November 26, 2008 15:01   Comments: 1

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