Posts Tagged: Cold War
Call it blowback: How one Salvadoran union organizer survived torture by U.S.-backed security forces and took his activism north of the border.
An investigation into who authorized the U.S. military and intelligence agencies to equip, train, and assist the Guatemalan army in its war crimes should follow its president's trial for corruption.
Somehow a disagreement over Ukraine has morphed into Nazi armies poised on the Polish border, or Soviet armored divisions threatening to overrun Western Europe.
During the Cold War, it not only served the Soviet Union’s purposes to overestimate the size of its nuclear weapons program, but the United States.
In the post-Cold War era, the right and even some on the left are playing a new game of "Who's your favorite dictator?"
The US push for missile defense in Asia will only lead to more missiles and less defense.
Our wartime commemorations are the functional equivalent of mounting the heads of our victims on pikes. Are we surprised that others celebrate bloodshed when we do the same?
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
Europe should be the world's superpower. So why is it on the verge of collapse?
Few images from the last days of the Cold War are as enduring in the West as the fall of the Berlin Wall. But in Central and Eastern Europe, a more complex picture emerges.