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  • German Foreign Affairs Minister FrankWalter Steinmeier on Transatlantic Partnership
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    Transatlantic Partnership

    German Foreign Affairs Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier talked about U.S.-Transatlantic relations Topics included Germany’s role in taking refugees, the Iran nuclear deal, and the relations…

  • emRacing the Enemyem
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    Racing the Enemy

    Professor Hasegawa talked about his book Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan, published by Belknap Press. He said he is revising the standard history of the end of World…

  • Berlin Crisis of 1961
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    Berlin Crisis of 1961

    A panel of historians and Central Intelligence Agency personnel talked about the Berlin crisis of 1961. Their discussion revolved around the confrontation between Soviet and U.S. tanks at Checkpoint…

  • 50th Anniversary of Berlin Wall
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    50th Anniversary of Berlin Wall

    On the 50th anniversary of the start of the construction of the Berlin Wall, Angela Stent talked about the historical, cultural, geopolitical and economic impact of a divided Germany. The…

  • Fall of the Berlin Wall
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    Fall of the Berlin Wall

    Professor Hope Harrison, a long-time scholar of the Berlin Wall, spoke by phone from Berlin on the significance of the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the wall.

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    Driving the Soviets Up the Wall

    Dr. Harrison discussed her book, Driving the Soviets Up the Wall: Soviet-East German Relations, 1953-1961, published by Princeton University Press. She analyzed the relationship between the…

  • 50th Anniversary of Stalins Death
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    50th Anniversary of Stalin's Death

    Scholars and former government officials talked about the death in 1953 of Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin and the impact of his death on international politics. Among the topics they…

  • The Berlin Wall
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    The Berlin Wall

    The guest talked about the political, social, and historical significance of the construction and the dismantling of the Berlin Wall. She said that East Germany pressured the Soviet Union…

  • Joseph Stalin
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    Joseph Stalin

    Professor Harrison talked about the life and legacy of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin and his impact on world affairs. She also responded to viewer questions and comments. This was the first…

  • The History of the Cold War
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    The History of the Cold War

    Participants discussed their personal experiences in the Cold War and the effects that the Cold War had on the citizens of the U.S. and Soviet Union. After their comments they answered…