Tag Archives: Cold War

Freedom Reborn: Witnessing German Reunification

The fall of the Berlin Wall signaled a rebirth of freedom, liberating millions who had been trapped for two generations on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain.

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Putin’s Goal: Bankrupting America?

Was Putin’s talk of a Russian miracle weapon merely meant for domestic consumption ahead of Russia’s March presidential elections? Or does he pursue another goal with his move?

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China in My Life — A Personal Journey: The 1950s

How does the emergence of China look through the prism of a Westerner’s life?

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Indonesia: Colonial Independence and the Cold War

From Dutch rule to one of the world’s major economies and populations.

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The Silent Emergence of the Obama Doctrine

The benefits of ending the curious U.S. practice of turning natural allies into mortal enemies: Iran, Cuba, Vietnam.

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Vietnam: On the Futility of US Invasions

Why on earth did the US invade Vietnam half a century ago? Have the lessons finally been learned?

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Putin’s and Russia’s Quest for Identity and Belonging

How withholding respect for Russia could lead to war.

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Not Cold War II, But Toward World War III?

Putin is not the only problematic character on the global stage.

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Willful Ignorance on Foreign Policy

Stability through strength was and is a phantom concept

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Ukraine and the Return of Geopolitics

The long-term Impact of Putin’s war.

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