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Cuban Missile Crisis

Worries of a Weary Power: The Cuban Missile Crisis... Now

James A. Nathan | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics
James A. Nathan

American power might be relevant, but applying it will not be coerced. Like the case of the Cuban Crisis, parties will have to come to an understanding. Negotiating is not the mark of weakness, it's the signature of a successful appreciating of national interests by the parties involved.

Escaping the Perils of Group-think

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 10.16.2014 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Western policy in Ukraine and some other places shows signs of "group-think" among decision-makers. Almost everyone among advisors wants to be thought of as being "on the team."

This Book Will Completely Change How You See U.S.-Cuba Relations

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.03.2014 | World

From the clash at the Bay of Pigs to the Cuban missile crisis, American-Cuban relations have historically been perceived in as aggressive and confront...

It's Time to Talk About Cuba

Kate Oberdorfer | Posted 09.25.2014 | Politics
Kate Oberdorfer

Cuba is on the cusp of that change. And ninety miles north, so are we.

The Crisis With Russia and the Unspoken Link

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

With a clearer perception of the rightful concerns as promulgated in both the American and Russian experience given their proper weight, a more rational and constructive dialogue could emerge.

The Bolshoi in America: Cold War Deja Vu

Elizabeth Kiem | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Elizabeth Kiem

A week is an awfully long time when an international crisis is brewing; it's a good thing that everyone at the Koch Theater speaks "in one language."

Retired U.S. Air Force Major General Chris Adams: The Cold War -- Then and Now?

Soul Dancer | Posted 05.24.2014 | Politics
Soul Dancer

If history is our teacher, what have we learned regarding the cold war? According to Chris Adams, a published cold war historian, we've much to learn ...

This Island Earth: Is It Long for This World?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

From the actual nuclear destruction of 1945 to the prospective nuclear destruction that, in the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, seemed briefly to reach the edge of a world-ending boil, to the possibility today of a global "nuclear winter" set off by a regional war between India and Pakistan, who knows just how the fear of a nuclear apocalypse has embedded itself in consciousness.

Why We Should Miss John F. Kennedy 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

It's a complex and fascinating set of situations, one which would undoubtedly engage Kennedy greatly. It's too bad he's not around to counsel Obama.

JFK's Real Legacy: Unintended Consequences of Needless Foreign Meddling

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Ivan Eland

JFK's orchestration of the attempted overthrow of a foreign regime -- Fidel Castro's in Cuba -- is usually treated in American history as a one-off disaster from which JFK's presidency later recovered.

On the 50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination, Let's Examine His True Legacy

Ivan Eland | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Ivan Eland

JFK hardly represented the best aspects of liberalism, unnecessarily endangered not only the American people but the entire world with nuclear war, and was a very bad president.

Peace Signs Created Including Nuclear Stainless Core Metal From Decommissioned Nuclear Missiles

Lin Evola | Posted 12.21.2013 | Arts
Lin Evola

Artist: Lin Evola Managing Principal, Rêverie Arts Gallery: Derek Cabaniss Photo credit: Reagan D. Pufall ""1962 No. 2" | 30" x 22" | wat...

Obama's Sudden Syria Crisis, With Putin Solution: What the Heck Was That?

William Bradley | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

The truth is that Putin is as much messing with Obama with this New York Times piece as he is trying to sell himself to the American public. Putin showed he knows how to reach the American people. But how believable is he?

Ladies and Gentlemen: This Is SMART POWER!

Brian F. Keane | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics
Brian F. Keane

This is Smart Power. President Kennedy had the Cuban Missile Crisis. 13 days in October where the U.S. was going to war with Russia unless a major ...

A Rabbinic Take on War of the Worlds

Rabbi Herb Cohen | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Herb Cohen

War of the Worlds reminds us that in times of crisis, family comes first. It is wise to nurture family ties with our young children so that we and they can enjoy the warmth and constancy of our mutual love as we and our children grow older together.

50 Years Ago Was a Time That Defined Our Nation's Future

Byron Williams | Posted 03.10.2013 | Books
Byron Williams

January 1963 ushered in a year of hope and hostility. It was particularly evident in the area of civil rights.

Cuban Missile Crisis: Death In The Afternoon

Malcolm Boyd | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Malcolm Boyd

Eons away from that threatening morning in Manhattan, the so-called Cuban Missile Crisis continues to stay in plain sight. It provokes an existential question: Can time run out?

What Can the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Rolling Stones Teach the U.S. Government?

Daniel Burrus | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics
Daniel Burrus

Uncertainty does not give people the confidence needed to move forward and make decisions because it carries with it high levels of risk. As a result,...

AFI Review: The Personal War of Ginger and Rosa

Brian Formo | Posted 01.09.2013 | Los Angeles
Brian Formo

Writer/director Sally Potter has switched the shift typical of films set in the 1960s from personal and sexual enlightenment to stone-still disillusionment in Ginger and Rosa, which begins with the mushroom cloud of Hiroshima.

The Cuban Missile Crisis: What We Must Never Lose Sight Of 50 Years Later

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 12.30.2012 | Fifty
Hoyt Hilsman

Fifty years ago this week, much changed for me, my family and the rest of America. As a nation and a world, we had stared down the barrel of nuclear destruction. However, it seems clear that 50 years after the Cuban Missile Crisis we are not much closer to banishing the threat of nuclear war.

The October Missile Crisis, 50 Years Later

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 12.27.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The days are long gone when what is said or what happens in Havana can disrupt world peace. Now we are marking the 50th anniversary of those events; studies are conducted of the declassified documents, the surviving players are interviewed and come to new conclusions.

Fifty Years Since the Missile Crisis: We Avoided Armageddon Not Once, But Twice

Bruce J. Allyn | Posted 12.26.2012 | Politics
Bruce J. Allyn

Fifty years ago this weekend -- there is no better way to put it -- "all hell almost broke loose." It was a moment when great history was being told and made at the same time.

7 Lessons of Cuban Crisis for Karabakh Conflict

Simon Saradzhyan | Posted 10.25.2012 | World
Simon Saradzhyan

There are, of course, profound differences between the two conflicts -- the absence of nuclear weapons in the Armenian and Azeri arsenals being the most obvious and important.

U.S. Foreign Policy Debate Agenda -- What About Cuba?

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 12.22.2012 | World
Noel Irwin Hentschel

The newly elected president, Romney or Obama, when discussing U.S. foreign policy for Cuba will need to consider how to help 12 million Cuban neighbors enjoy a better life and be able to secure the support of the millions of Cuban-Americans who have had that opportunity by living in the U.S.

Iran Policy and the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

The news that Obama has chosen dialogue over saber rattling gives Romney the opportunity to vent his criticism at the sole foreign policy debate that falls on the 50th anniversary of the night when President John F. Kennedy first made public the existence of Soviet nuclear missiles in Cuba.