Cold War

Disarmament experts urge Europe to help halt 'Cold War 2.0': German minister

BERLIN (Reuters) - Disarmament experts have urged Europe to be vocal in helping to halt what they regard as a new Cold War in which global powers have embarked on a new conventional and nuclear arms race, Germany's foreign minister said on Wednesday.<p>Sigmar Gabriel was briefing reporters after …

World News

Cold War: If Russia and the U.S. Had Gone to War, Who Would Have Won?

Perhaps it's wrong to be nostalgic for thermonuclear annihilation, but there are times when I miss the Cold War. Yes, it was a nerve-wracking time …

Board Games

The Stand Revisited Over 20 years Later

<i>(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good.</i> …

Soviet Union

North Korea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world’s two …

20th Century

US-North Korea crisis tests Cold War's nuclear deterrence doctrine

PARIS: The doctrine of nuclear deterrence, put to the test in the standoff between Washington and Pyongyang, dates to the Cold War when the world's …

North Korea

Yes, Trump is a Threat to Liberal Democracy. And You Should be Worried. - Lawyers, Guns & Money

On Friday, the <i>The New York Times</i> published an opinion piece by Samuel Moyn and David Prieston entitled “Trump isn’t a Threat to Our Democracy. …

Democracy

As Rhetoric Ramps Up, Are Today's Kids Worried About Nuclear War?

I am of that generation of Americans — Russians, too, I think — who grew up squatting under our school desks to practice how to survive a nuclear blast. "Duck and cover" was an actual jingle about Bert the Turtle, a cartoon character in a black and white civil defense film that was considered …

News (U.S.)

A nuke dropping on Seattle? Old news. We spent the Cold War years preparing

A bit worried about a North Korean nuclear bombs dropping on Seattle? We’ve been through this drill before — for at least three decades during the …

War

Avoiding war with China

Many American leaders have grown cavalier about nuclear war, but there is risk of a devastating conflict with China<p>Let’s not kid ourselves. The armed forces of the United States and China are now very far along in planning and practicing how to go to war with each other.<p>Neither has any idea when or …

Liberal View

Why we need to start worrying and fear the bomb

Opinion: As North Korea and America ratchet up tensions, there are Cold War echoes—a fear that must be harnessed to deter every kind of war<p><i>Spencer</i> …

North Korea

Men jailed for growing multi-million pound cannabis factory in a Cold War nuclear bunker

Three men who ran a multi-million pound cannabis factory in an abandoned Cold War nuclear bunker have been jailed.<p>The factory - found during a …

20th Century

Nuclear Imperialism and Extended Deterrence

<i>Published in 1982,</i> Exterminism and Cold War<i> collects essays on nuclear weapons and the Second Cold War written in response to E.P. Thompson's</i> …

Geopolitics

India has Cold War mentality, govt misleading people: Ex-China envoy on Doklam

Zhou Gang, a former Chinese ambassador to India, said that Indian officials were distorting information and that New Delhi suffers from a Cold War …

India

Will President Trump implement new sanctions against Russia? - SELİN NASİ

SELİN NASİ >Will President Trump implement new sanctions against Russia?<p>U.S. President Donald Trump’s approval of new sanctions against Russia has …

Russia

Comment on Cheer up! by Timberwoof

I struck me this morning that since we Leftists tend to be concentrated in the cities and the Rightists tend to be dispersed all over the flyover …

Soviet Union

Slouching toward Mar-a-Lago

The post-Cold-War consensus collapses<p>Like it or not, the president of the United States embodies America itself. The individual inhabiting the White House has become the preeminent symbol of who we are and what we represent as a nation and a people. In a fundamental sense, he is us.<p>It was not …

Liberal View

Mysterious signals still 'buzzing' from Russian Cold War radio station - and nobody knows why

What is The Buzzer?<p>Conspiracy theorists have become enthralled by a mysterious Russian radio station that has been broadcasting a ghostly droning …

History

If this were the Cold War, America would be poised to lose

In retrospect, the battle lines of the Cold War — the West, NATO and democracy on one side; the East, the Warsaw Pact and dictatorship on the other — seem obvious and inevitable. The outcome — the collapse of the U.S.S.R. — feels now as if it were preordained. But at many moments in the …

Opinion

Nato says Russia ties most 'difficult' since Cold War

August 04, 2017 9:58 AM<br>WASHINGTON (AFP) - Nato Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Thursday (Aug 3) that ties between the alliance and Moscow …

Russia

Why Canada would be directly in the way of a North Korean nuclear war

Now that North Korea has developed missiles that can hit the eastern United States, it also means that any missile attack would spend much of its …

North Korea

Russia: Pence Balkans comments expose Washington's Cold War ideology

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Accusations made by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence that Russia is working to divide the Balkans from the West are destabilizing southern Europe and expose Washington's Cold War mentality, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.<p>Pence made the comments on Wednesday in …

Russia

Berlin relives Cold War era with kidnap of Vietnamese fugitive

BERLIN (Reuters) - The mysterious abduction of a Vietnamese former oil executive in broad daylight from a leafy district of Berlin is reminiscent of Cold War disappearances in the then divided German capital.<p>In a highly unusual move, Berlin has explicitly accused Vietnam of kidnapping Trinh Xuan …

World News

If Putin bet on Trump, he bet wrong

If the Russian government actively colluded with Donald Trump's presidential campaign to steal the election from Hillary Clinton — a claim of which I …

Foreign Policy

Navy planning to bring back at-sea missile reload capability

What happens when a U.S. ship runs out of missiles in the heat of naval battle? How is the rest of a gun line affected if a cruiser has to steam away …

South China Sea

China's Xi Jinping asserts territorial integrity amid regional tensions

Marking the 90th anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, China's president has vowed to "defeat all invasions." Xi also pledged to expand an …

China

There’s No Need for a New Cold War

Glenn Greenwald receiving the George Polk Award alongside Laura Poitras (not pictured), in New York, April 11, 2014.Eduardo Munoz/Reuters On this …

Glenn Greenwald

We’re on the road to a new Cold War

THE UNITED STATES and Russia have descended to a new low point in relations, with waves of sanctions and escalating retaliation. Twenty-five years after the Cold War ended, relations are back in a deep freeze. What happened?<p>The current tension did not come about because the United States suddenly …

Russia

We Are Now in Cold War 2.0

Putin has given up on the White House—and that’s terrible news for Trump<p>Nothing was more clear-cut during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign than …

Russia

Does Russia want a new cold war?

Russian President Vladimir Putin has responded strongly to increasing U.S. sanctions of Russia following the nation’s attempt to influence the result …

Russia

Amid major diplomatic retaliation unseen since Cold War, Russia urges U.S. to fix ties as it cuts American diplomatic staff

MOSCOW — Amid a major diplomatic retaliation unseen since the Cold War era, Russia urged the United States on Monday to show the “political will” to …

Russia