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    The Collapse

    Mary Elise Sarotte talked about her book, The Collapse: The Accidental Opening of the Berlin Wall, about the collapse of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989. In her book, the author reports…

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    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Panelists at a 25th anniversary event for the fall of the Berlin Wall talked about the lasting lessons of the event that altered world politics. Constructed in 1961, the wall began to fall…

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    Cuban Missile Crisis, A 50th Anniversary Retrospective

    Historians, scholars, filmmakers and journalists gathered for a 50th anniversary retrospective on the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. Topics ranged from the history of the incident, its impact…

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    Intelligence Used to End the Cold War, Part 3

    On November 2, 2011, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) released a collection of 200 declassified intelligence documents that informed President Reagan’s U.S.-Soviet policy. Never-before-seen video…

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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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    Threats to U.S. National Security

    Participants spoke about U.S. foreign policy and threats to national security since the fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years earlier. Among the topics they address were developing post-Cold War…

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