Cold War

Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’
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Instant Opinion: ‘PM’s peers disgrace the House of Lords’

Your guide to the best columns and commentary on Thursday 6 August
6 Aug 2020
What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?
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What is the INF treaty and why has Donald Trump pulled out?

US leaving ‘watershed’ nuclear missile treaty
2 Aug 2019
How the Queen would announce nuclear war
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How the Queen would announce nuclear war

‘Not for a single moment did I imagine that this solemn and awful duty would one day fall to me,’ reads Cold War draft speech
3 Apr 2019
German reunification: how the world reacted
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German reunification: how the world reacted

This week marks the 28th anniversary of the formal dissolution of the German Democratic Republic
1 Oct 2018
How the Cold War began
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How the Cold War began

The decades-long conflict spanned the globe and cost the lives of millions
14 Sep 2018
Russia shows its teeth with Victory Day parade
Russian servicewomen march in Red Square during this year's Victory Day military parade in Moscow
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Russia shows its teeth with Victory Day parade

Why this year’s Red Square event was worth watching
10 May 2018
Did Corbyn meet a Communist spy during the Cold War?
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Did Corbyn meet a Communist spy during the Cold War?

Jan Dymic who’s described as a ‘smoothie’ is thought to have met the Labour leader several times
16 Feb 2018

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‘The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia aged 77
Stanislav Petrov
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‘The man who saved the world’ dies in Russia aged 77

Former Soviet colonel averted certain cold war nuclear disaster thanks to ‘gut instinct’ in 1983
19 Sep 2017
US and Russia spar over vetoed Syria sanctions
US ambassador Nikki Haley at the UN Security Council
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US and Russia spar over vetoed Syria sanctions

Anger as Moscow blocks UN sanctions over regime's use of chemical weapons
1 Mar 2017
Sea cucumber enthusiast 'finds missing US nuke'
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Sea cucumber enthusiast 'finds missing US nuke'

Canadian diver solves an enduring mystery of the Cold War - and other tall tales
9 Nov 2016
Bridge of Spies: the real story behind Spielberg's film
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Bridge of Spies: the real story behind Spielberg's film

Spielberg's film uses real events, but overplays its portrayal of Donovan as a lone freedom fighter
24 Nov 2015
The Cuban Missile Crisis – how close to nuclear war were we?
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The Cuban Missile Crisis – how close to nuclear war were we?

53 years ago today, a nuclear war between the US and USSR was narrowly averted after Khrushchev 'blinked'
28 Oct 2015
How to invest for the new Cold War
Vladimir Putin
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How to invest for the new Cold War

As political tensions create instability, investors should make sure their portfolios are able to cope with nasty surprises
15 Dec 2014
IRON LADY: her achievements and failures
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IRON LADY: her achievements and failures

From the Falklands war to financial deregulation and the poll tax, Thatcher transformed UK politics
19 Jun 2014
CYPRUS: Why Russia is angry about bank levy
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CYPRUS: Why Russia is angry about bank levy

Ordinary Cypriots are sympathetic to the Russians, who have boosted economy during the recession
19 Mar 2013
Cate Blanchett mesmerising in Big and Small role
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Cate Blanchett mesmerising in Big and Small role

Blanchett's dazzling performance makes this grim Cold War play worth catching at the Barbican
17 Apr 2012
Did Bowie bring down the Berlin
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Did Bowie bring down the Berlin

The British rock star spent three years living in the city and a later concert there stirred opposition to the wall
15 Dec 2008
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