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Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Vladmir Putin Is Russia’s Ronald Reagan

Lee Jenkins May 1, 2014 0

Far from being a caricature Bond villain, Putin is seen as a national saviour, a la Reagan. The the late 1970s the United States was deep in what Carter called a malaise. The economy

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The Bear Approaches: Russia’s Cold War Challenge to the United Kingdom

The Bear Approaches: Russia’s Cold War Challenge to the United Kingdom

Calum Heaton April 25, 2014 1

  Russian aircraft are probing UK airspace at an alarming rate Throughout the Cold War, one of the most harrowing images for much of the world was the possibility of ginormous Soviet Tu-95 “Bear”

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Ukraine: History Repeats Itself

Ukraine: History Repeats Itself

Backbencher February 25, 2014 0

James Evans highlight echoes of the Cold War that surround recent events in Ukraine. There are strange moments in contemporary life when the events of the past seem to recur. The philosopher George Santayana

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4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

4 Things You Didn’t (Want To) Know About Fidel Castro

Lee Jenkins January 30, 2014 0

For half a century Fidel Castro has held sway over Cuba, seeing off sanctions, assassination attempts and even US sponsored invasions. His resistance to the US has made him an icon to many, but

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Islam’s Cold War

Islam’s Cold War

Lee Jenkins July 11, 2013 0

Saudi Arabia and Iran’s battle for dominance is a naked flame in the Middle Eastern tinderbox Saudi Arabia is home to Mecca and Medina, the two holiest sites in Islam. Although smaller than Egypt

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier

Backbencher May 20, 2013 0

by Neil Kennard The cold war is over, the wall is down, and James Bond now spends his days fighting international terrorism and not SMERSH. Yet, on Tuesday Mr Ryan Fogle, a diplomat and

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What Role Did Nuclear Weapons Play During The Cold War?

What Role Did Nuclear Weapons Play During The Cold War?

Backbencher April 19, 2013 0

In the second of his two-part series, provoked by the death of Margaret Thatcher,  Sami Steinbock continues the look back to the Cold War.  In my article last week, I looked at one interpretation

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NUCLEAR WEAPONS KEPT THE COLD WAR COLD

NUCLEAR WEAPONS KEPT THE COLD WAR COLD

Backbencher April 12, 2013 1

In the first of a two-part series, Sami Steinbock uses the look-back to the Cold War caused by this week’s death of Margaret Thatcher to ask a salient question The American nuclear attacks of

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