Over the past decade, nuclear weapons have been reduced from 70,000 to 40,000. The U.S. and Russia hold 97% of these remaining nuclear weapons.
Regions / Europe & Central Asia
When war erupted in the former Yugoslavia in 1991, the U.S. kept its distance.
Pakistani aid together with support from Pashtun traders and tribesmen enabled the Taliban to capture Kabul.
With the end of the cold war and the demise of the Soviet threat, NATO must find new rationales for its existence.
The end of the cold war left U.S.-Russian relations in a state of volatile ambiguity.