Category: Cold War

Ukraine Is the New Israel

As`ad AbuKhalil says current U.S.-NATO strategic calculations are demoting Israel from its once central position and will leave the apartheid state increasingly reliant on new alliances with the U.A.E. and Saudi Arabia. 

When Gorbachev’s Luck Ran Out

There is an almost Shakespearean tragic quality about the late Soviet leader’s 1985-90 time in power, writes Tony Kevin. But Russian historians of the future may have reason to treat him kindly. 

Shell, BP & Cold War Propaganda

Formerly top-secret files show how the two oil corporations bankrolled British covert propaganda operations during the 1950s and 60s, John McEvoy reports.

SCOTT RITTER: Sometimes Humanity Gets it Right

Disarmament in the time of Perestroika spotlights the pivotal contributions of U.S.-Soviet inspectors in helping to complete the 1988 INF treaty, which took effect after a period of bilateral tensions that could be considered more severe than those of today.

Is Nuclear Winter Coming?

Six scientists, including Carl Sagan, who proved nuclear war would produce “nuclear winter” were at first dismissed by the establishment. On Saturday they will receive an award as the world is the closest to nuclear war since 1962.

The British Coup That Wasn’t Quite?

Allegations about efforts within the U.K. establishment to bring down Britain’s Labour government in the 1960s and 70s have resurfaced with a file released on Tuesday by the National Archives, Richard Norton-Taylor reports.