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February 23, 2018

Russia
Cold War II

A quarter-century after the end of the Cold War, we unexpectedly find ourselves in a second one. The United States and its partners have a large stake in greater Russian restraint while Vladimir Puti…

Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin/Reuters

November 4, 2014

Russia
What Kept the Cold War "Cold"?

Graham T. Allison of Harvard's Kennedy School, Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas at Austin, and William Taubman of Amherst College join Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose to discuss Cold War con…

November 4, 2014

Russia
What Kept the Cold War "Cold"?

Graham T. Allison of Harvard's Kennedy School, Jeremi Suri of the University of Texas at Austin, and William Taubman of Amherst College join Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose to discuss Cold War con…

August 19, 2019

Wars and Conflict
See How Much You Know About the Cold War

Test your knowledge of the Cold War, from the Iron Curtain to the Cuban missile crisis.

School children and their teacher peer from beneath the table during New Jersey's first state-wide air raid test.

March 15, 2018

Russia
Are Cold War Spy-Craft Norms Fading?

The poisoning of former double agent Sergei V. Skripal in the UK indicates that Russia may have abandoned some unspoken rules of espionage. CIA veteran Jack Devine examines the history and current state of spy-craft.

UK Skripal Poisoning Crime Scene

December 26, 2018

China
Year in Review: Huawei and the Technology Cold War

2018 was the year that started the U.S.-China tech cold war. 2019 might be the year that splinters the global technology system into distinct spheres of influence. 

The Huawei stand is seen during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

May 25, 2017

Iran
A New Mideast Cold War Intensifies

The reelection of Iran’s Hassan Rouhani, as well as U.S. President Donald J. Trump’s strong affirmation of ties with Sunni Arab states, sets the stage for an intense new round of competition in the M…

Trump and Saudi Arabia's King Salman attend the Arab Islamic American Summit in Riyadh.

February 5, 2019

Israel
Caught Between Giants: How Will Israel Navigate the U.S.-China Tech Cold War?

Given its close diplomatic and security ties with the United States and its growing economic ties with China, where does Israel stand amidst the U.S.-China trade war?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan hit a gong as they attend the fourth Israel-China Joint Committee on Innovation Cooperation meeting at the foreign ministry in Jerusalem, October 24, 2018.

October 21, 2015

Russia
The Perils of a New Cold War

Mistrust between Western powers and Russia rivals the worst days of the Cold War, raising the dangerous prospect of escalating tensions between the two sides, says expert Dimitri Simes.

November 7, 2014

United States
The History of the Cold War in 40 Quotes

On Monday, I posted my nominees for ten Cold War histories worth reading. But many people don’t have the time or patience to plow through comprehensive histories. So for TWE readers looking to save t…

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