GOP candidates will likely debate whether the US should continue to pour support into Ukraine’s effort to defeat Russia.
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While a few Republican politicians have aligned with former President Donald Trump’s isolationist foreign policy position, most candidates continue to push for the traditional stance of engagement.
The Cold War was an economic standoff as well as an atomic one. The author of a new book describes the minds behind the great ideological battles on that 20th-century front line.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the 15th BRICS Summit in Johannesburg.
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It is not mere expansion, but the character of the expansion which will guide the five Brics countries on whether they admit new members.
Climate modelling in the 1980s offered the first glimpses of what might lie beyond a nuclear war.
Packaging excavated radioactive materials at the Hanford site in Washington state.
Nuclear weapons production and testing contaminated many sites across the US and exposed people unknowingly to radiation and toxic materials. Some have gone uncompensated for decades.
Cillian Murphy as physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer in ‘Oppenheimer.’
Spying was a concern from the dawn of the nuclear age, but charges that J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led the development of the first nuclear weapons, was a Soviet spy have been proved wrong.
Lilian Ngoyi, one of the leaders of the 1956 women’s march against apartheid, is immortalised on an abandoned building.
The sites provide a rare tangible record of the international solidarity that existed during the Cold War.
Presidents Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping during happier times?
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China has provided Russia with economic support during the war in Ukraine. But Beijing may be concerned over recent events in Moscow.
The Soviet Union attempted to stop food and supplies reaching the western zones of Berlin in 1948.
The Soviets controlled the media, set up camps for dissenters and installed politicians who would do their bidding in east Berlin and east Germany.
The siege of Bakhmut has become a symbol of Ukraine’s unwillingness to give up on territory, even under enormous pressure.
The allies determination to ‘save’ Berlin by flying planes in day after day in 1948, was a symbolic turning point.
Vladimir Putin is certainly first among equals when it comes to his relationship with Belarus president, Alexander Lukashenko.
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If Russia moves nuclear warheads into Belarus the political fallout could be enormous.
Lula and Modi walking a new diplomatic path.
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Brazil and India are among the countries pointedly not taking sides over the war in Ukraine. But this is not the nonaligned movement of yesteryear.
Elder statesman: Henry Kissinger addresses the 2023 Davos World Economic Forum via videolink.
Love him or hate him, you can’t ignore the importance of Henry Kissinger’s legacy in government and as a public intellectual.
On a road trip journey of self-discovery, three women friends of ‘Another Self’ visit ruins of the Temple of Athena in Assos, Turkey. (Herbert Weber/Wikipedia)
As a displaced scholar, I never thought a show depicting events affecting modern Turkey would so strongly impact my interpretation of historical and political contexts intersecting with my family.
U.S. President Joe Biden walks with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy near a Kyiv cathedral during Biden’s surprise visit in February 2023.
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Will Joe Biden be able to maintain the balance that has so far allowed him to avoid serious Vietnam-like errors in Ukraine?
The Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich faces up to 20 years behind bars on espionage charges.
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A scholar of Russia’s legal code explains the case against the Wall Street Journal reporter accused of espionage.
Moro’s bullet-riddled body lays in the boot of a car in Via Caetani, in central Rome, on 9 May 1978.
Marco Bellochio’s series is the latest interpretation of a murder that continues to haunt Italy.
Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich being taken into custody on March 30, 2023.
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Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich is far from the first American journalist to be accused of spying, a media historian explains.
Finnish military personnel raise their country’s flag at NATO headquarters in Brussels.
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A historian looks at the steps leading up to Finland joining the Western strategic alliance – and what that means for small nations elsewhere.
Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) and then U.S Vice President Joe Biden shakes hands in Beijing on December 4, 2013.
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There are fears that escalating US-Chinese tensions could threaten the independence of African and other nonaligned nations.