Cold War

Trump Is a Psychopath: American Democracy or Twilight Zone?

Mohadesa Najumi | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Politics
Mohadesa Najumi

I don't blame Americans for feeling that their elections are rigged. Pundits say that Trump is fuelled by anger, but it worries me even more that no one like Trump has ever got this far.

The EU's Status as Europe's Peacekeeper Is an Insulting Myth

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

Achieving ever-closer-union, as it foreshadowed, has been the driving force behind the gradual (and often forceful) assimilation of law, currency and culture across the European continent. To many, it seemed a wonderful way of enhancing international cooperation, and promoting both peace and unity.

Germany Thanks David Bowie For 'Helping To Bring Down The Berlin Wall'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK

The German Foreign Office has thanked David Bowie for "helping to bring down the Berlin Wall", referencing the late legendary rock star's iconic 1987 ...

How Much Do You Know About The East German Secret Police?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK

On Friday many of the files of the infamous Stasi, communist East Germany’s secret police, were made public for the first time on the German governm...

'Bridge of Spies' and 'Carol' Reviewed

Harry Crawford | Posted 03.12.2015 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

Set in early '50s New York, Carol tells the story of Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a shopgirl in the toy section of a Manhatten department store with dreams of being a photographer, falling in love with an older woman, Carol (Cate Blanchett), who is going through a difficult divorce.

While The World Slept In 1983, NATO Almost Accidentally Started A Nuclear Apocalypse

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Tech

A recently declassified document has revealed that in 1983, the United States and Russia were almost plunged into nuclear war and here's the real kick...

What Children's Dreams Can Tell Us About Our Societies

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK
Larisa Sotieva

I love talking to children. They are so unaffected and they can tell you so much more about a society, and in a much more nuanced way, than famous politicians, experts, journalists, and the like. They are even better than taxi drivers who tend to provide such a deconstruction of the social and political life of their country that sometimes I want to say to them - please, take me back to the airport!

The Cold War Never Went Away in the Middle East: It Also Had a Bearing on the Invasion of Iraq in 2003

Catriona Luke | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK
Catriona Luke

If you thought the Suez crisis of 1956 was a long way away, consider that there were joint Russia-China-Iran naval exercises this year, the collapse of the Soviet bloc in 1989 could be considered just a pause and the West versus the world's murkier and more dictatorial states is still a conflict in progress.

As The MH370 Mystery Deepens, Here Are 10 Other Missing And Unexplained Flight Disasters

Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.07.2015 | UK

Missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Read Live Updates HERE More than a year on, the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370...

How Was a Violent Criminal with Prior Convictions in South Korea Able to Get So Close to US Ambassador?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.05.2015 | UK
Preetam Kaushik

Even as the massive joint military exercise by South Korea and the US is set to begin on March 28, the protestors of the drill have already perpetrated one violent assault and multiple verbal attacks on it.

This Is What Thatcher Nearly Did To Your House

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Politics

Margaret Thatcher's government mulled equipping British homes with chemical weapons shelters while fearing the Russians could kills tens of thousands ...

The Torture Report Did Nothing Except Endanger Other Countries

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

I'm absolutely convinced that the report has no value whatsoever. It just confirmed already confirmed allegations from 2009 and put multiple European and Asian partners in danger by the militant fundamentalists and aggressive states in general.

Gorbachev Warns 'We May Not Survive Through These Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK

The US and Russia are preparing for “many long years of confrontation,” according to former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev. Writing on Wednesd...

A Political Apprenticeship: What Winston Churchill Taught Harry Truman

Philip White | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Politics
Philip White

The two men couldn't have been more different. One was born in a magnificent palace, the other in a humble farmhouse. One had been in politics for 40 years, the other was a relative newcomer. One was lauded as his country's greatest Prime Minister. The other was derided as an accidental President...

Gorbachev Blames American 'Triumphalism' For New Cold War

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Paul Vale | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK

Mikhail Gorbachev has blamed America for bringing about a new Cold War, warning that "militarists” are pushing Europe to the brink of conflict by bu...

Hagel's Resignation Shows Failed Foreign Policy Knows No Party

Simon Phillips-Hughes | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Politics
Simon Phillips-Hughes

Whether he fell on his sword or was pushed, Chuck Hagel's departure is the latest in a series of foreign policy missteps. It leaves the administration bereft of a Veteran Secretary of Defense at the most dangerous time in recent memory.

Russia Appears To Have A Space Weapon In Orbit Around Earth

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

Concerns have been raised that a mysterious object that Russia put into orbit could in fact be some form of top secret space weapon. Known as Objec...

Gorbachev, the Pious Fool

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Politics
Lukas Mikelionis

By the end of the Cold War, the West has gotten to know a voice of sanity from Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, or "Gorby" as West Germans tenderly called. He was a smart politician, a politician indeed rather than a supreme ruler of the second most powerful superpower equipped with the deadliest weapons of mass destruction.

The Fall of the Wall, Russell Brand and the 89ers

Robin Lustig | Posted 07.01.2015 | UK
Robin Lustig

Twenty-five years ago, on 9 November 1989, I was on shift at The World Tonight as a newly-arrived presenter. It was the night the Berlin Wall was breached and history was made. I don't need to try to remember what I felt that night because I kept a recording of the programme. So here's what I said at 10pm on the night the Cold War finally ended.

Recruit Psychopaths To 'Keep Order' After A Nuclear Strike

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK

The British government looked at a proposal to recruit psychopaths to help keep order in the event of a devastating nuclear attack, recently released ...

Cold War Realignment As Poland Moves Troops To Eastern Border

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.10.2014 | UK

Poland will move thousands of troops toward its eastern borders in a historic realignment of a military structure built in the Cold War, the country's...

Is Trident Detracting From Our National Security Strategy?

Carine Bambara | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

The reality is that the UK cannot rely on weapons that were designed for a different world and political context to fight these modern day security threats.

13 Haunting Pictures Of Former Cold War Majesty

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK

You have to suffer for your art, or so the saying goes. This would appear especially true for Rebecca Litchfield, who risked radiation exposure, ex...

British Forces Are Incapable of Acting as Extensions of Foreign Policy

Gareth Milner | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gareth Milner

Geopolitical fall out emanating from the crash of flight MH17 is yet to be fully realised. A definitive truth of the circumstances surrounding what transpired has not been fully consolidated. In such situations the dark arts of assessment and guesswork are at the forefront of all deliberations surrounding the deaths of nearly 300 people.

Russia's Unfinished Business

Paul Newman | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Politics
Paul Newman

"From time immemorial, Russia has been a colourfully exotic, and to some extent unknown, country to the world at large. This unknown quantity - repres...