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Cold War

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.

Alan Greenspan's Financial History for Lobotomy Victims

David Fiderer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
David Fiderer

Rejecting the capitalist values of choice and personal accountability, Greenspan filters history through an intellectual construct where no one -- most notably Alan Greenspan -- ever takes the blame.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...

Multipolarism sans the EU Pole? The Geopolitics of Europe's Economic Mess

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

The economic problems affecting the EU -- sovereign debt; the decline of the euro; financial contagion -- go beyond, well, economics, and could have a major impact on global politics, including on U.S. foreign policy

Is the "United States" About to Get Scrapped?

Abigail Pesta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Abigail Pesta

I'm referring, of course, to the "S.S. United States" -- the fastest oceanliner ever built. Last week, news broke that the foreign owner of the histor...

French Bread Spiked With LSD In CIA Experiment

Telegraph | Henry Samuel | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In 1951, a quiet, picturesque village in southern France was suddenly and mysteriously struck down with mass insanity and hallucinations. At least fiv...

Pentagon's Cold War Mind Control Tests Included Chemical Concussions And Secret LSD

Wired | Katie Drummond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than 30 years after it was written, the Pentagon has released a memorandum detailing its involvement in the CIA's infamous Cold War mind control ...

Amid Jewish Revival In Poland, Anti-Semite Discovers Hidden Roots | Dan Bilefsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

"When I look at an old picture of myself as a skinhead, I feel ashamed. Every day I try and do teshuvah,"...

Nuclear Bunker For Sale On eBay

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nostalgic for Cold War hysteria? Now may be your chance to relive the glory days and own a terrifying piece of history with the purchase of a nuclear ...

A Hundred Years of War

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph A. Palermo

Drone attacks are terrorism too. Killing entire families, including women and children, in the "border" areas of the "AF-PAK" theater to hit one "militant" or "extremist," without charge or trial, repeated countless times.

The CIA and the Sea

David Helvarg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Helvarg

During construction of the 619-foot Glomar Explorer, several cover stories had been considered, including the idea that it was treasure hunting for lost Spanish galleons full of gold.

President Kennedy's "How To" Manual

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Kennedy did not capitulate to the knee-jerk criticism of the treaty but forged ahead anyway despite its lack of support on Capitol Hill.

Obama's Tribulation: Home and Abroad

Michael Brenner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Brenner

Mr. Obama -- for all his intelligence and rhetoric power -- shows few signs of being reflective and imaginative enough to break out of America's political patterns.

CIA Kids Look For Answers About Dead Spy Parents

Washington Post | Ian Shapira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When CIA employees are slain in action, as happened in Afghanistan in December, when a suicide bomber killed seven officers and contractors, relatives...

Did The Death Of Communism Take Koestler And Other Literary Figures With It?

The New York Review of Books | Anne Applebaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anne Applebaum The New York Review Of Books "Koestler: The Literary and Political Odyssey of a Twentieth-Century Skeptic" by Michael Scammell, Rando...

Good Health May Make Modern Wars Less Deadly

Betwa Sharma | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Betwa Sharma

A new study finds that post-Cold War conflicts claim relatively fewer civilian and combatant lives. The reason for this observed decline is good health and the immunization of children practices during peacetime.

Who's the Enemy?

John O'Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
John O'Kane

To convert a piece of wisdom from Martin Luther King, if we are to move toward the creation of a better democracy, and eventually produce the paths to reach the promised land, we need to face adversity.

Obama in Asia: West Looks East After "The End of History"

Kishore Mahbubani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kishore Mahbubani

The loss of the West's moral authority is the exact opposite outcome that Western minds expected when they celebrated the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

The True Story of Area 51's UFOs

Keith Thomson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Keith Thomson

Area 51 is heard in the same breath as Roswell, Amityville and Loch Ness. But now, with the CIA's declassification of aircraft testing there, we can finally know the truth.

When Will the U.S. and Russia Stop Acting Like It's Still the Cold War?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

Unless nuclear states can shed the Cold War mentality once and for all, it's hard to be optimistic about the long-terms prospects for disarmament.