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Tick tock: It is 6 minutes to midnight.

Tick tock: It is 6 minutes to midnight.

On 14 January 2010, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists adjusted the Doomsday Clock from 5 to 6 minutes from midnight in order to encourage progress seen around the globe in two key areas: nuclear weapons and climate change. Their decision was based on the perceived existence of a more hopeful state of world affairs. The clock had been adjusted 18 times since its initial start at seven minutes to midnight

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Review: Henry Kissinger and the Shaping of American Foreign Policy

Mario Del Pero’s chief task in his recent monograph is to break up the traditional image of Kissinger to paint a more nuanced picture of his politics and scholarship.

Anniversary of Eastern Europe’s bloodiest Revolution reminds of the duty to unearth secrets of the past

Anniversary of Eastern Europe’s bloodiest Revolution reminds of the duty to unearth secrets of the past

Twenty years ago this week the Romanian revolution was making international headlines. Yet those who tortured, killed and humiliated continue to hold the power, abuse the law, and live opulent lives, without showing the slightest trace of guilt.

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Division of Europe

The Marshall Plan, the Truman Doctrine, and the Division of Europe

The Truman doctrine was a manifestation of foreign policy resulting from the insecurities and fears of Soviet power filling the vacuum in Europe. Together with the Marshall Plan it solidified the reality of a divided Europe and a divided world.

The US Election and the New Security Challenges

The United States, as the most powerful state in the international system, has adopted two radically differing approaches in answer the post-Cold War security dilemma. It is a choice between these alternative approaches that the presidential candidates, John McCain and Barack Obama, now pose in quite stark form.

The Cold War and Chinese Foreign Policy

In October 1949, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) replaced the Republic of China (ROC) after the Chinese Communists won a nationwide victory in the civil war and drove the Nationalist government to Taiwan. A Communist China, comprising a quarter of the world’s population, had inevitably extended the Cold War to East Asia. The PRC’s foreign policy during the Cold War went through several distinctive stages.

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