After Words with Frederick Kempe

Mr. Kempe analyzes one of the most significant stand-offs of the Cold War era: the attempt of the Kennedy administration to prevent… read more

Mr. Kempe analyzes one of the most significant stand-offs of the Cold War era: the attempt of the Kennedy administration to prevent the Soviets from building a wall in Berlin to stop the flow of refugees from East Germany to West. The head of the Atlantic Council uses newly discovered facts to describe a period of turbulence in U.S.-Soviet relations that began with the Bay of Pigs, continued in the Vienna Summit between President Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev, and culminated with the construction of the Berlin Wall. He discussed the period and the lessons it may lend to current U.S. foreign policy with the director of Georgetown’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Angela Stent. close

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  • Kempe, Frederick President and CEO Atlantic Council of the U.S.
  • Stent, Angela E. Director Georgetown University->Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies

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After Words with Frederick Kempe

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 21, 2011
Last Aired:
May 29, 2011

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  • May 21, 2011 | 10:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 22, 2011 | 9:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2011 | 12:01am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 23, 2011 | 3:04am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2011 | 12:04pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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