Cold War

Americans Polled Over Whether US Should Intervene If NATO Were Attacked By Russia

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK

During the Cold War, Britain could always rely on America should the Queen spot a regiment of Soviet tanks rolling up The Mall. Well… that was the t...

Football, Fear and Torture in Transnistria: Undercover in a Country That Doesn't Officially Exist

Jim Wickens | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Jim Wickens

It sounds like a distant planet in a dystopian sci fi movie, and the place itself doesn't disappoint. Welcome to Transnistria, a tiny strip of land measuring less than 15 miles wide. Long linked to organised crime, the government here doesn't take too kindly to journalists, so for a special report with Channel 4 News, we went in undercover.

Looking for the New Iron Curtain in the Second Cold War

Justin Huggler | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Politics
Justin Huggler

True, Putin is no Hitler. But it is a warning from history to those who believe his ambitions will end at Sevastopol. Crimea is a special case, we are told, because of its ethnic Russian population and importance in Russian history. The same arguments were made about the Sudetenland, and its German population, in 1938.

The Putin Stare That Says 'We Don't Care What You Think'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK

To the booming chords of the Russian national anthem, president Vladimir Putin stood with his features set in grim determination, as the plan he had s...

This 'Yes, Prime Minister' Clip From 1986 Could Easily Be Applied To Russia Right Now

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Comedy

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as the Germans say. Just check out this clip from the very first episode of 'Yes, Prime Minister' - whi...

Would You Know If Your Neighbours Were Russian Spies?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Just imagine a world where the distrust of the Russians and how far they might reach casts a shadow over every Westerner's daily life?? Nope, we're...

7 Quotes From Russian And US Politicians That'll Make You Think The Cold War Never Ended

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK

Hello there Russian and US senators, 1983 called. It wants its rhetoric back. Things have got incredibly tense between two of the worlds sparring s...

The Ukrainian Crisis and the Echoes of the Cold War

Joe Pennell | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK Politics
Joe Pennell

Beneath the pallid smog of billowing smoke that hangs above Independence Square in Kiev, the belligerents of the civil war pause for breath in a conflict that few can be sure will not resume. If it does, the rebels that hide behind their barricades, and the state forces that try to haul them down, may discover that - beneath the burnt-out tyres, barrels, and rubble - the unexpected weight of history lies very much alive and unwell.

The Ralph Miliband Saga Raises an Important Question: Was the Cold War Really a Battle Between "Good Guys" and "Bad Guys"

Daniel Wickham | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel Wickham

Putting the Miliband saga aside, Brogan's comments on the Cold War deserve close attention. Was the Cold War really a "struggle between freedom and communism?", or is the history of the conflict more complicated?

Lessons from the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

Gary Kent | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Politics
Gary Kent

Ireland gained its independence and was partitioned, with Northern Ireland remaining within the United Kingdom, at about the same time as the Kurds were incorporated into modern Iraq nearly a century ago.

How is Spying and Surveillance Evolving?

Endeavour Press | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Politics
Endeavour Press

One of the many remarkable things revealed by the NSA spying revelations is how remote from the subject of their surveillance spies have become. Programmes with enigmatic names like XKeyscore or PRISM scan mainframe computers in far away bunkers, collecting and sifting through reams of emails and searches, which disconcertingly reveal to faceless bureaucrats our most intimate thoughts and intended actions.

Cyber Warfare: The Modern Cold War?

Peter Armstrong | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Peter Armstrong

It's difficult to imagine how cyber warfare could wreak the same havoc as traditional, conventional war. But as former director of national intelligence Mike McConnell once noted, cyber war has the potential to mirror the nuclear challenge - less in the physical sense, but in terms of the potential economic and psychological effects.

Edward Snowden, Pussy Riot and Gays in Putin's Russia

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Russia's recent anti-gay 'propaganda' law has been hitting the headlines around the world, but it's only one of a number of laws that have placed a ch...

Decoding the New Security System

Agnes Callamard | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Politics
Agnes Callamard

Harassment of journalists is a clear violation of the right to freedom of expression, which is protected by the UK's domestic law and international law. Extending such harassment to members of a journalist's family is utterly appalling.

Why Have Vandals Painted A Soviet Army Monument Pink?

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

A monument to the Soviet Army has been daubed in pink paint on the anniversary of the invasion of Czechoslovakia during the Prague Spring. An inscr...

Queen's Speech On Brink Of 'WW3'

PA | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

They might have been the final words ever addressed by Queen Elizabeth II to her nation. With Britain on the brink of annihilation at the hands of ...

Russia's Cold War on Human Rights

Allan Hogarth | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Politics
Allan Hogarth

The Russian authorities, it appears, are fighting an internal 'Cold War'. It's a war of attrition and containment that has seen civil society attacked through the introduction of legislation aimed to restrict their activities... This onslaught on human rights shows no signs of abating and it's time the international community took this seriously.

From Russia With Love: Anna Chapman Tweets Marriage Proposal To Edward Snowden

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2013 | UK

Intelligence whistle-blower Edward Snowden appears to have caught the eye of former Russian spy Anna Chapman. A woman believed to be Chapman, an a...

Sustainability and Ethics Should Go Hand-In-Hand With Fashion Design

Sian-Kate Mooney | Posted 24.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sian-Kate Mooney

Today we see many sustainable brands borne out of this love for vintage , Christopher Raeburn and Junky Styling London, to name but two. However, as the market demands clothing with a conscience more sustainable fabrics and ethical means of manufacture become available.

People of the World - Look at Berlin

James Davis | Posted 17.08.2013 | UK Politics
James Davis

Standing before the Brandenburg Gate this Wednesday, Obama will no doubt again make use of Kennedy's towering rhetoric. But this time the mood is different; the promise of 2008 itself already lost to history.

Former Soviet Leader Admitted To Hospital

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

Mikhail Gorbachev, the former president of the Soviet Union, has been admitted to hospital, according to a family spokesperson. Speaking to The Assoc...

Profumo Affair Anniversary

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Politics

Fifty years ago on Wednesday, British secretary of state for war, John Profumo, stood up in the Commons and denied he had conducted an affair with Chr...

What Did MI6 Plan To Do To Russia In 1947?

PA | Posted 23.05.2013 | UK

MI6 wanted to mount a violent Cold War campaign of subversion and black propaganda to undermine the Soviet Union, according to official files made pub...

Is This Man An American 'Spy' In Russia?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

It has all the hallmarks of a Cold War thriller, an all-American spy, complete with blonde wig, wads of cash, chiselled cheekbones and files of inform...

Bay Of Pigs Debacle Remembered 52 Years On

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

In 1961 Cuba was ruled by a leftist administration dominated by Prime Minister Fidel Castro. With the Cold War in full swing the United States didn...