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    Federal Bureau of Investigation Mole Hunt

    David Wise talked about about his October 2013 article for Smithsonian Magazine, “When the FBI Spent Decades Hunting for a Soviet Spy on Its Staff.” In the article he traces the…

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    Book Discussion on The Berlin Air-Lift: The Story of a Great Achievement

    The Berlin Airlift of 1948-49 involved more than 250,000 flights carrying food and supplies into West Berlin, after the Soviet Union cut off road and rail corridors on June 24, 1948. The…

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    The Challenge of Ideas

    This 1961 film titled The Challenge of Ideas discusses the ideological battle between the United States and Soviet Union. It was produced by the United States Army Pictorial Center and…

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    Eisenhower Announces Visit by Khrushchev

    President Dwight D. Eisenhower announced and exchange of visits with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev in an attempt to improve understanding and relations between the two…

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    Liberty and Security, Part 1

    Panelists talked about the tension between national security and civil liberties during the Truman administration. Athan Theoharis presented his paper “The Truman Presidency and…

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    Book Discussion on On the Brink

    The panelists discussed the thirteen days in October of 1962, during which there were Soviet missiles in Cuba aimed at the United States. In addition, a brief film of President Kennedy…

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    Book Discussion on A Mosque in Munich

    Wall Street Journal reporter Ian Johnson chronicles the history of ex-Soviet Muslims who were used for anti-communist purposes by the Nazis and then the CIA. He spoke at the Hudson…

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    Book Discussion on Red Cloud at Dawn

    Michael Gordin talked about his book Red Cloud at Dawn: Truman, Stalin, and the End of the Atomic Monopoly (Farrar, Straus and Giroux; September 29, 2009). In his book Michael Gordin,…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy Challenges

    Panelists presented their research on U.S. foreign policy challenges over the past few decades, focusing on the fall of the Berlin Wall, the end of the Cold War, and new challenges posed by…

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    Spy Planes of Groom Lake

    Former U.S. Air Force and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) workers talked about their involvement in recently declassified top secret spy plane programs. Former pilots and engineers…

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    Future of Central and Eastern Europe

    Czech Republic President Vaclav Klaus spoke at a conference marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He talked about the democratic and economic advances of his…

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    Mike Wallace interview with Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger, associate director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard University, talked to Mike Wallace about the United States' foreign and military policies, the concept…

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    Nuclear Proliferation

    Panelists talked about the threat of nuclear proliferation, the history of U.S. and international efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons technology, and their perspectives on the…

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    Book Discussion on Spycraft

    Robert Wallace and Keith Melton, co-authors of Spycraft: The Secret History of the CIA’s Spytechs from Communism to Al-Qaeda, talked about the gadgets used by the Central Intelligence…

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    FBI and KGB Cold War Operations

    Oleg Kalugin and David Major, former intelligence officials, spoke about their intersecting careers during the Cold War. Topics in the talk included how each side managed surveillance,…

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    25th Anniversary of the Strategic Defense Initiative

    Vice President Cheney delivered remarks at the Heritage Foundation Dinner at the Four Seasons celebrating the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative…

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    The CIA and U.S. Intelligence

    Panelists talked about the state of U.S. intelligence and how intelligence-gathering will shape American foreign policy under the next president. They also discussed the history of the…

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    Book Discussion on True Believer

    Scott Carmichael talked about his book True Believer: Inside the Investigation and Capture of Ana Montes, Cuba’s Master Spy, published by U.S. Naval Institute…

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    Book Discussion on Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years

    David Talbot talked about his book Brothers: The Hidden History of the Kennedy Years, published by Free Press. The author read passages from the book. He explored the personal and…

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    Book Discussion on Krushchev's Cold War

    Timothy Naftali talked about the book he co-wrote, Khrushchev’s Cold War: The Inside Story of an American Adversary, published by W.W. Norton. He described Khrushchev’s…

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