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Cold War



  • The Island That Changed History

    by Sergey Radchenko

    A 1969 border clash between Moscow and Beijing pushed the two apart, and opened the door for Nixon to go to China.


  • Trump’s Bullshit-Savant Moment on Afghanistan

    by Benjamin Hopkins

    What has been lost in the consternation provoked by the President’s remarks is the fundamental question which remains unanswered – namely, what the hell is the US doing in Afghanistan?



  • The History of Deterrence and Its Current Decline

    by Andrew F. Krepinevich, Jr.

    Since WWII, the United States has put deterrence at the core of its defense strategy. Now technological and geographical changes might change that. 



  • Communist Parades Gave the CIA What They Needed

    Some of the best opportunities for Western intelligence to get a picture – literally – of Soviet capabilities were presented by the USSR itself at public military parades.



  • Who Putin Is Not

    by Stephen F. Cohen

    Falsely demonizing Russia’s leader has made the new Cold War even more dangerous.