Cold War

Living and loving the Cold War: The wild ride of a Canadian diplomat and spy

From spying for the CIA and dodging the KGB, to rallying Afghan warlords, Bill Warden's life was an adventure<p>They don't make careers like this …

Niagara Falls

Russian Americans divided over President Trump, fear another Cold War

Anastasia Kurteeva worries about a new Cold War.<p>She's afraid that escalating tensions between the United States and Russia will make it harder for people to travel freely between the countries, harder for her parents in Moscow to visit.<p>The U.S. government's decision in August to temporarily suspend …

Russia

JFK bunker meant for use by president during Cold War to close indefinitely

A bunker that was meant to be used by former President John F. Kennedy during the Cold War in Palm Beach County, Fla., is permanently closing.<p>The …

War

Thais, their late King and the last goodbye

Context will be hard to come by this coming week as Thais bid farewell to their late monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and his 70-year reign whose …

Thailand

How Bill Clinton Accidentally Started Another Cold War

Who bears responsibility for the current tensions between America and Russia? There are many answers to that question but blame is overdue to …

Russia

Election night tweets open new front in Flames arena cold war with city

The arena cold war between the owners of the Flames and city heated up on election night, with a pair of since deleted tweets suggesting some bad …

Canadian News

The New Cold War Is Already More Dangerous Than Was Its Predecessor

Stephen F. CohenToday’s American-Russian confrontation is developing in unprecedented ways—and the US political-media establishment seems not to …

Russia

Cold War in the Arctic: Russia, Norway Dig In - WSJ

BARENTSBURG, Norway—In this coal-mining town on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, the school instructs in Russian, food is priced in rubles and a large Soviet-era sign declares: “Our Goal is Communism.”<p>But this state-funded slice of Russia is actually on Norwegian territory, and Oslo subsidizes a …

Russia

Fighters in inter-Arab ‘cold war’ dig in for the long haul

“This feud has not played out behind closed doors, it is being waged with the biggest public relations and propaganda efforts in the western …

Middle East

The Postcolonial Cold War

In an August interview with <i>The American Prospect,</i> then White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon said that the United States is “at economic war with …

International Relations

Nuclear threat greater than in Cold War, Paris conference hears

Leading nuclear experts, meeting in Paris, have warned that the escalating North Korean crisis could spark a global chain of nuclear strikes worse …

Asia Pacific

NATO chief: 'We don't want a new Cold War' with Russia

BUCHAREST, Romania — NATO doesn't want a "new Cold War" with Russia despite members' concerns about the Russian military buildup close to NATO's …

Russia

Putin wants to make Russia great again, too

Vladimir Putin wants what each of his predecessors wanted: to make Russia great. Key to understanding his fascination with power alongside his …

Opinion

Is the new Cold War between US, Cuba based on old Cold War spycraft?

<b>MIAMI —</b> The dark arts of intelligence and diplomacy are often compared to a chess match. But a former U.S. diplomat this week turned to a less …

Conservative View

A New McCarthyism Is Taking Hold in America

Make no mistake about it: The United States has entered an era of a New McCarthyism that blames nearly every political problem on Russia and has …

Liberal View

[LISTEN] Cautious Clay - Cold War

This is about as close to an angel as you'll hear in the modern context. Throughout "Cold War" the angel noises drop in once every forty five seconds …

Indie Music

Cold War

Music

Cold war returns: Through soft power and propaganda, Russia is trying to topple democracy in the USA

The United States and its allies must project forceful arguments on democracy's appeal, and citizens must be wary of propaganda efforts.<p>The Cold War …

Russia

Breaking News From the New Cold War: Facebook Ads Work

Facebook is under scrutiny for (among other things) allegedly selling political ads to the Russians, allowing people to set up fake accounts, and not …

Advertising Industry

Berlin votes to keep Cold War era Tegel airport open

BERLIN (Reuters) - Berliners voted to keep the historic Tegel airport open even after a new international hub is completed, creating a headache for the German capital's government, which wanted it closed.<p>Tegel sprang up in just 90 days in 1948 to support the Berlin Airlift, a huge operation to ship …

Germany

The rise and fall of the American fallout shelter

What happened to this piece of Cold War arcana? And would it have worked?<p>What happened to the great American fallout shelter? And would they have ever worked?<p>The video above serves as a condensed history of the Cold War’s fallout shelter fad, from the kookily cheerful propaganda videos to the …

Nuclear

'Cold War-light' policy toward North Korea not a sure-fire win

Almost by default, inside-the-Beltway pundits are advocating a Cold War approach to North Korea’s accelerating nuclear-missile threat. Nothing seems …

North Korea

The Silence of the Doves

<i>Nation</i> Contributing Editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new U.S.-Russian Cold War. (Previous …

Liberal View

Germany tried extreme vetting during the Cold War. It failed to keep Germans safe.

In his calls for extreme vetting of visa applicants and travelers to the United States, President Trump has demanded that we draw lessons from “what is happening all over Europe.” The president appears to be pointing to alleged connections between migrants and acts of terrorism. But the actual …

Soviet Union

Pigeon Cameras and Other CIA Cold War Spy Gear

When James Bond needed nifty espionage gadgets, like a Rolex-turned-circular-saw or a peel-off fake fingerprint, he could count on the Q branch of …

French envoy at UN: Discord at highest level since Cold War

UNITED NATIONS — Dissension and conflict are at their highest levels since the Cold War and cooperation among nations has become more difficult in a …

War

This video compilation of SpaceX's failed landings shows they've embraced lessons learned

It’s Not Easy<p>More than two decades of the mid-20th century was dedicated to seeing humans in space. The world’s two biggest superpowers …

SpaceX

Russian Military Drills Feared to Be Biggest Since Cold War

Russia says the 'Zapad 2017' exercises involve fewer than 13,000 troops, but NATO believes the total will be far higher.

World News

North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests defy the US, the cold war’s end, and simple solutions

North Korea’s response to President Trump’s “fire and fury” threat was not long in coming. By sending an intermediate-range missile hurtling over …

North Korea

Chaos at new airport pushes Berlin into divisive vote on keeping Cold War relic

Berlin's scandal-plagued BER airport project, now delayed five years with no opening date in sight, has become the laughing stock of Germany, but …

Germany