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Cold War

Russian Spies Deported

AP | JENNIFER LOVEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — It took less than a month for the largest U.S.-Russian spy swap since the Cold War to unfold from an idea secretly hatched in the O...

Russian Suspects To Plead Guilty As Part Of Spy Swap

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UPDATE: 3:10 PM ET -- The New York Times is reporting that most if not all of the 10 Russian spy suspects will plead guilty in court today as part of ...

Spy Swap: U.S.-Russia Meetings Reminiscent Of Cold War

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — U.S. and Russian officials met secretively on two continents Wednesday in a likely prelude to one of the largest swaps of accused s...

My One-Man Photographic Investigation Into the Fort Greene (Brooklyn) Russian Spy Ring

Patrick Sauer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Patrick Sauer

To you, these Boris and Natasha wannabes might seem charmingly old school, but to those of us living around here, it's the end-of-the-world-nuclear-annihilation-as-we-know-it all over again.

A Salute to the Mothers of Freedom

BJ Gallagher | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
BJ Gallagher

My mother Gloria was married to a military man. She moved her family 22 times in 31 years, over three continents, through three wars.

Obama Poll Watch -- April, 2010

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Obama seems to have hit a plateau in his approval ratings, which have remained largely unchanged for the past three months. Could it be that we've all just made up our minds about the job the president is doing?

Russian Spy Ring Includes El Diario Journalist, Local Residents

AP | SAMANTHA HENRY, PETE YOST and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — One hobnobbed with academics and entrepreneurs who shared his interest in cutting-edge science. Another spoke five languages, ...

Russia Slams US Arrest Of Alleged Spies As Cold War Throwback

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) MOSCOW - Russia angrily denounced the U.S. arrest of 10 alleged Russian spies as an unjustified throwback to the Cold War, and senior lawmakers s...

There Were 10 German Bombers in the Air

Jonathan Ezer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Jonathan Ezer

I became a soccer fan when I lived in London and have supported England ever since. More than anything, I loved the sight of grown men singing children's songs about their football team.

The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Past and Present

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Since the non-proliferation treaty took effect in 1970, almost all nuclear nations stopped building nuclear weapons. But even so, they've resisted honoring their full obligations under the NPT.

REVEALED: Details Of US-UK Cold War Intelligence Pact

AP | RAPHAEL G. SATTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Details of the sweeping intelligence sharing pact struck between the United States and Britain at the dawn of the Cold War were made pu...

NATO Future Raises Questions: U.S. And Europe Rethink Role Of Cold War Alliance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to a meeting of NATO ministers in Estonia at a time when the 61-year-old organ...

Nuclear Summit Signals New Mindset

Posted 05.25.2011 | World


The Index of Life

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick Takahashi

I'm beginning to be influenced by some of my doomsday colleagues who are frighteningly convincing that the combination of Peak Oil and Global Warming means that life will only get worse.

MKULTRA: the Perversion of Ethics

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Kaplan

The CIA can wantonly destroy innocent lives in the pursuit of illusory goals. That's something you don't need a tin-foil hat to believe.

Citizen Diplomacy Where? Part I

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

After the Cold War, whether impressed by affluence, by liberty, or by the warmth of their welcome, the Soviets saw a U.S. very different from the government propaganda they'd grown up with.

Don't Speak: Helen Thomas and the Culture of Blame

Carol Smaldino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

It is wrong to shame Helen Thomas, who, throughout her life has been one of the only people to dare to offend those who needed it.

Friday Talking Points [118] -- Cold War Jumps Shark

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Previous arms-control treaties were big news. Take all the coverage we just had over the health reform debate, and multiply that by about 10, and that's something like how big the news of this sort of thing used to be. Now, not so much.

A Good START: Reducing the Idolatry of Nuclear Weapons

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Earlier this week, the United States declared for the first time will not use nuclear weapons against countries that are in compliance with the Nonproliferation Treaty.

The Myth of Ronald Reagan

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

A closer look at Reaganomics: One could argue that the selling of American businesses to overseas' markets began under Reagan.

American Occupation Casts Long Shadows Over Okinawa

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michelle Chen

This week, the Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama announced his resignation, bringing to an end a short reign marred by public outrage over Okinawa.

The Non-Bush Doctrine: Still Waiting for Obama's

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

That the Obama Doctrine and the foreign policy that the president has been pursuing are closer in terms of substance and approach to those advanced by Bush I and Clinton may sound like very good news.

Abduction or Defection: The Case of Iran's Nuclear Scientist

Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Perhaps the warmongers camp would be more persuasive if they facilitated a meeting between Amiri and the Iranian authorities to reassure them that Amiri had not been kidnapped and held against his will.

This Isn't Your Parents' Cultural Diplomacy

Tala Mohebi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tala Mohebi

Promoting understanding through the sharing of cultural programs continues to be a vital element in the promotion of a state's interests no matter how different the content may look over the years.

Shadow Elite: March to War -- The Neocon Playbook, Straight from the Soviet Bloc

Janine R. Wedel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Janine R. Wedel

Despite a new administration in Washington, not to mention the damage done to their credibility since the Iraq invasion, the Neocon core lives on, because networks like it are self-propelling and enduring.