Tag Archives: Cold War

Understanding Gorbachev‘s True Challenge

My 2001 interview with Mikhail Gorbachev.

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Urbi et Gorbi (2001)

Why does former Soviet leader Mikhael Gorbachev not get credit for ending the Cold War?

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The New Cold War Era

How Vladimir Putin’s actions in Ukraine are altering many previously long-held assumptions. Being criminal – and monstrous — is what Russia’s presumed “greatness” has been reduced to.

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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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A Different World for Joe Biden

Four years after Joe Biden concluded his tenure as Vice President of the United States, as U.S. President he encounters a very different world.

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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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