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Geopolitical tension after World War II between the Eastern and Western Bloc

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Cold War: Geopolitical tension after World War II between the Eastern and Western Bloc
The Cold War was a period of geopolitical tension between the Soviet Union with its satellite states, and the United States with its allies after World War II. The historiography of the conflict began between 1946 and 1947. The Cold War began to de-escalate after the Revolutions of 1989. The collapse of the USSR in 1991 was the end of the Cold War. The term "cold" is used because there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides, but they each supported major regional conflicts known as proxy wars. The conflict split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany and its allies, leaving the USSR and the US as two superpowers with profound economic and political differences.


My town is the new Cold War's Berlin: Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong

Comparing the struggle of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters to the role of Berlin during the Cold War, activist Joshua Wong told an audience in the German capital that his city was now a bulwark..
Reuters - Published

Putin says Russia will make new missiles, warns of arms race

President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would produce missiles that were banned under a landmark Cold-War era nuclear pact that ended last month, but that Moscow would not deploy them..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Cold War

Explosions, Nina Hoss and Taylor Kitsch on 'Shadowplay' TV set [Video]Explosions, Nina Hoss and Taylor Kitsch on 'Shadowplay' TV set

A new television drama called Shadowplay is on the way, revealing what life was like in Berlin in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

A U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty is dead. Now what? [Video]A U.S.-Russia nuclear treaty is dead. Now what?

After months of diplomatic threats, the U.S. has formally withdrawn from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. But although the Cold War-era deal is dead, what's next for the U.S. arsenal isn't..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:58Published


'Hidden' Cold War bunker up for sale for £25,000

The underground cube has air vents and a probe shaft but no electricity, running water or toilet.
BBC News - Published

The Cold War spy technology which we all use

Radio-frequency identification, famously used to bug the US embassy in Moscow, is a cheap way to track objects and data.
BBC News - Published

INF nuclear treaty: US tests medium-range cruise missile

The test comes weeks after the US pulled out of a key Cold War-era nuclear treaty with Russia.
BBC News - Published

Deploying new U.S. missiles would be 'reckless act': North Korean media

Any move by the United States to place new ground-launched, intermediate-range missiles in South Korea could spark a "new Cold War" and an escalating arms race in the region, North Korean state media..
Reuters - Published

As arms treaty fails, big powers risk new missile race

For those who worried about the risk of the Cold War ending in catastrophe, the early- to mid-1980s were the most alarming period since the 1962 Cuban missile crisis.
Reuters - Published

China condemns Australian MP's Nazi Germany parallel

The MP is stoking a "Cold War mentality" by arguing Australia must pre-empt threats, China says.
BBC News - Published

INF nuclear treaty: Nato 'to avoid arms race' after US-Russia pact ends

Nato blames Russia after a key Cold War nuclear missile pact with the US broke down on Friday.
BBC News - Published

INF nuclear treaty: US pulls out of Cold War-era pact with Russia

The US withdrawal from a Cold War intermediate nuclear missile pact raises fears of a new arms race.
BBC News - Published

China's envoy to Britain laments 'Cold War mentality' over Hong Kong protests

China is not interested in a diplomatic war with Britain but rejects the "Cold War mentality" it has seen from some British politicians over Hong Kong, China's ambassador to London said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Russia: U.S. nuclear pact exit may bring back Cold War-era standoff - Ifax

Russia's Security Council warned on Wednesday that the United States' exit from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty could bring a return to Cold War-style confrontation between the powers, the..
Reuters - Published

China turns its anger on 'Cold War warrior' Pompeo

Beijing has found its villain in its multi-fronted conflict with the United States: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Reuters - Published

Labour MP Geoffrey Robinson denies acting as spy for Czechs during Cold War

'The allegations ... are a complete fabrication,' says former minister
Independent - Published

UK Labour MP denies claims he was 'Czech spy'

uk labour mp denies claims he was 'czech spy'
The Labour MP rejects the Cold War claims and says he did not have access to such sensitive material.
BBC News - Published

Threat of nuclear war 'dangerously close', parliamentary report warns

Disintegrating relationships, new technologies and fewer arms controls mean risk is highest since Cold War, peers say
Independent - Published

Merkel: Germany, like U.S., thinks Russia has violated nuclear arms treaty

Germany, like the United States, believes that Russia has breached the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Hemingway center opens in Cuba to preserve writer's work

A restoration center to preserve the work of Ernest Hemingway opened in Cuba on Saturday, highlighting an area of cooperation with the United States even as bilateral ties between the old Cold War foes..
Reuters - Published

The Cold War wager that cost a career: When East & West Germany met

the cold war wager that cost a career: when east & west germany met
A remarkable series of events was set in motion after East Germany's 1-0 victory over West Germany, their only ever football meeting.
BBC News - Published

China rebuffs Germany's call for U.S. missile deal with Russia

China rejected on Saturday German Chancellor Angela Merkel's appeal to join a Cold War-era arms control treaty that the United States accuses Russia of breaching, saying it would place unfair limits on..
Reuters - Published

The Albanian bunkers built in the midst of the Cold War

the albanian bunkers built in the midst of the cold war
Around half a million concrete domed bunkers were built in Albania - and many of them still exist today.
BBC News - Published

Russia: we would be open to U.S. proposals for new nuclear pact

Russia would be prepared to consider new proposals from the United States to replace a suspended Cold War-era nuclear pact with a broader treaty that includes more countries, Deputy Foreign Minister..
Reuters - Published

INF nuclear treaty: Russia plans new missile systems after pullout

The move comes after Russia and the US both withdrew from a Cold War-era arms treaty.
BBC News - Published

Russia suspends nuclear arms treaty after U.S. says to pull out

Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday, after the United States said it would withdraw from the arms control pact,..
Reuters - Published

INF nuclear treaty: Russia follows US in leaving pact

President Putin withdraws Russia from the Cold-War era INF treaty, a day after a similar US move.
BBC News - Published

Russia suspends INF nuclear deal with U.S.: Putin

Russia has suspended the Cold War-era Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty after a similar move by the United States, President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?

is nuclear disarmament set to self-destruct?
The US and Russia are both questioning a Cold War arms treaty - but can it or should it be saved?
BBC News - Published

U.S. to notify Russia on Saturday of intention to pull out of INF treaty: official

The United States, through a written document, will notify Russia officially on Saturday of its intention to withdraw from the Cold War-era Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, a senior Trump..
Reuters - Published

Russia, U.S. last-ditch talks to break nuclear pact deadlock fail: agencies

Russia and the United States failed to bridge their differences over a landmark Cold War-era arms treaty at last-ditch talks in Beijing, Russia's deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying by Russian..
Reuters - Published

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