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    Soviet Active Measures

    This U.S. Information Agency film reports on efforts by Soviet agents to use disinformation, forgery, bribery, and the spreading of “fake news” to further their Cold War agenda. The report…

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    U.S. and East Germany Cold War Relations

    Historians talked about U.S. actions in East Germany during the early Cold War. They focused on U.S. operations to locate and repatriate the bodies of American soldiers after World War II. And they…

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    The Power of Decision

    This film was made by the U.S. Air Force for the Strategic Air Command and shows a simulation of a “Quick Strike” response to a surprise Soviet nuclear attack against the United States and Europe. In…

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    Franco-American and Dutch-American Intelligence Exchanges

    Historians talked about how U.S. intelligence agencies cooperated with their French and Dutch counterparts to promote regional security and prevent the spread of Communism in the early Cold War. This…

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    Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe

    Historians talked about intelligence gathering and espionage in Eastern Europe, especially during the early Cold War, and how the Allies countered Communist propaganda. This event was part of a…

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    Cold War Intelligence Gathering and Training

    Panelists talked about how the United States and the United Kingdom cooperated to train intelligence officers in the developing world. The panelists also discussed the differing ways that the Americans…

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    Reagan and Gorbachev's Reykjavik Summit

    The Cultural Services division of the French Embassy in New York City hosted a discussion about the 1986 nuclear weapons summit between President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Premier Mikhail…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Global Politics

    Historians talked about how the Reagan administration transformed global politics. They discussed global financial markets, oil markets, human rights, and cybersecurity against the backdrop of the Cold…

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    Ronald Reagan and Cold War Europe

    Historians talked about the Reagan administration’s Cold War relationships with the Soviet Union, Poland, and other European countries. This program was part of a three-day conference titled…

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    Late Cold War and Human Rights

    Historians talked about U.S. foreign policy regarding human rights concerns and initiatives during that latter half of the Cold War. They focused on case studies such as Iran, Chile, and Cuba.…

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    Communist Propaganda

    This 1958 U.S. Information Agency film explains different forms of Communist propaganda with extensive clips of Soviet films. The film was recorded at the Pentagon in the midst of the Cold…

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    Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa

    U.S. Air Force Academy instructor Captain Jeffrey Copeland talked about the use of American Jazz musicians as State Department-sponsored “ambassadors” in Africa during the Cold War. He…

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    Cold War Summits 1985-1991

    Historians talked about the Cold War summits between the United States and the Soviet Union from 1985 to 1991. Using declassified documents, they spoke about American and Soviet…

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    Forty Autumns

    Nina Willner talked about her book Forty Autumns: A Family’s Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall, in which she recalls her mother’s decision to leave her family and…

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    Russia, China, and the Third World

    Professor Jeremy Friedman talked about his book, Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World. He spoke about Russian and Chinese efforts during the Cold War to dominate…

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    Cold War U.S. and Soviet Aid to India

    Professor David Engerman talked about the development aid directed to India by both the U.S. and Soviet Union in a Cold War competition to better relations with that country. Professor…

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    The Tunnels

    Greg Mitchell talked about his book The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill, in which he reports on how a group of people from…

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    Origins of the Cold War in Central Europe

    Alexandra Richie and Conrad Crane talked about the origins of the Cold War. Professor Richie spoke about Joseph Stalin and the reasons behind Soviet expansion, while Professor Crane examined the…

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    Presidential Exoneration for Ethel Rosenberg

    Robert and Michael Meeropol, the sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg, spoke to reporters outside the White House following their unsuccessful attempt to ask President Obama to exonerate their…

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    Code Warriors

    Stephen Budiansky talked about his book, Code Warriors: NSA’s Codebreakers and the Secret Intelligence War Against the Soviet Union, about the Nation Security Agency’s (NSA) intelligence…

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