Cold War

 
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Government has never been more difficult. The demands have never been greater. Huge skill and great leadership are required against a backdrop of...
Set course for the heart of the Sun
Set course for the heart of the Sun
The story of space is a story of flag-waving and one-upmanship.
Djibouti’s squandered independence
Djibouti’s squandered independence
June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti.
Human rights face uphill struggle
Human rights face uphill struggle
Many experts have proclaimed the death of the post-1945 liberal international order, including the human rights regime set forth in the 1948...
Q&A with Tom Hanks: In defence of fairness
Q&A with Tom Hanks: In defence of fairness
Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Bridge of Spies, is based on historical events during the cold war. Tom Hanks plays American lawyer James...
Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement
Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement
1. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded in 1961 by a group of countries that refused to take sides in the Cold War and proposed a “third...
Moratorium on US adoption of Russian children
Moratorium on US adoption of Russian children
Russia signalled on Saturday that it could soon slap a moratorium on US adoptions of local children despite the signing of an agreement on the...
Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on
Czech politician and playwright Havel passes on
Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who wove theatre into politics to peacefully bring down communism in Czechoslovakia and become a hero of the...
Republicans focusing attention on the Hispanic vote
Republicans focusing attention on the Hispanic vote
Republicans are trying to thrash out a strategy to win more votes from the demographically critical and diverse group of US Hispanics -- without...
Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city's past
Berlin Wall Trail a surreal journey into city's past
It was once one of the world's most deadly frontiers but has since been converted into one of the planet's most fascinating bicycle paths -- a...
Cold War foes sign nuclear pact
Cold War foes sign nuclear pact
Two years after Washington vowed to "reset" ties with Russia, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton comes to Munich on Saturday to launch a...
Russia, US try to limit spy-scandal damage
Russia, US try to limit spy-scandal damage
Russia and the United States sought on Wednesday to cool a heated scandal sparked by the arrest of 11 suspected Kremlin spies, amid fears the Cold...

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