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November 3, 2014

United States
Berlin-Wall Ten Histories of the Cold War Worth Reading

Sunday marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. For those of us who grew up during the Cold War it was an unforgettable moment—one we hoped for but didn’t necessarily expect…

March 21, 2014

U.S. president Barack Obama boards Air Force One.  (Claudio Bresciani/Scanpix Sweden/Courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week: Obama Visits The Hague, Brussels, Rome, and Riyadh

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Obama’s upcoming international trip. The president will be stopping in The Hague, where he will attend the Nuclear Security Summit and m…

October 16, 2012

United States
A U-2 photograph of an MRBM Field Launch Site in San Cristobal, Cuba. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC) TWE Remembers: Learning More About the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban missile crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war than any other event during the Cold War. President John F. Kennedy put the odds of war at “somewhere bet…

June 30, 2010

Media
Sustaining Journalism in the Digital Age

Experts discuss how to harness new media technologies to distribute news. This event was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event and was made possible through the genero…

June 30, 2010

Media
Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event: Sustaining Journalism in the Digital Age

This event is part of CFR’s commemoration of the sixtieth anniversary of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship in the 2009-2010 programming year. Special thanks to the Knight Foundation and Ford Fou…

November 22, 2005

Chechnya
Hill: Kremlin Stage-Managing Chechen Parliamentary Elections

Fiona Hill, a leading expert on Russia and the Caucasus, says this weekend’s parliamentary elections in Chechnya could have been a significant step forward if Chechens had been encouraged to broaden …