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  • emGorbachevem and emThe House of Governmentem
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    Gorbachev and The House of Government

    William Taubman talked about his book Gorbachev: His Life and Times, about the life of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. He was joined by Yuri Slezkine, history professor at the University…

    249 views
  • Nixons Cold War Detente Strategy
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    Nixon's Cold War Detente Strategy

    Former National Security Council member Sven Kraemer talked about President Richard Nixon’s Cold War détente strategy. Mr. Kraemer is the author of Inside the Cold War From Marx to Reagan:…

    111 views
  • emThe Cold Warem
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    The Cold War

    Odd Arne Westad talked about his book The Cold War: A World History, in which he looks at the global ramifications of the Cold War.

    811 views
  • emThe Air Force Missile Missionem
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    The Air Force Missile Mission

    Appearing in his Beverly Hills home library, Academy Award-winning actor and World War II bomber pilot James Stewart uses models, animation and archival film to describe how the U.S. Air…

    240 views
  • emA Brief History of the Cold Warem
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    A Brief History of the Cold War

    Lee Edwards talked about his book, A Brief History of the Cold War. He was interviewed at FreedomFest, one of the largest libertarian conferences in the country.

    488 views
  • USChina Competition During the Cold War
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    U.S.-China Competition During the Cold War

    Professor Gregg Brazinsky talked about the competition between the United States and China to influence newly independent African and Asian countries during the Cold War. He is the author…

    663 views
  • emLet Us Liveem
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    Let Us Live!

    This U.S. Army film tells the story of refugees fleeing Soviet-occupied East Germany through Berlin to West Germany at a time when an estimated 20,000 Germans were crossing the border each…

    196 views
  • Cold War Educational Film
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    Cold War Educational Film

    Professor Karen Rader talked about mid-20th century educational films used to teach students about nuclear warfare and science. During the Cold War, policymakers feared the U.S. population…

    685 views
  • Cold War Jazz Diplomacy in Africa
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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…

    539 views
  • Washington Journal Michael Dobbs Discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis
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    Michael Dobbs on One Minute to Midnight

    Michael Dobbs, author of One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Krushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War, talked about the historical parallels between the nuclear standoff with North…

    932 views
  • emPatriotic Betrayalem
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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

    1,968 views
  • Special Forces in Cold War Berlin
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    Special Forces in Cold War Berlin

    James Stejskal talked about the classified U.S. Army Special Forces detachments that were stationed in Berlin, Germany, for over 30 years. He is author of Special Forces Berlin: Clandestine Cold…

    1,526 views
  • Cold War and the Third World
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    Cold War and the Third World

    Professor Jason Parker talked about U.S. diplomacy during the Cold War. He is the author of Hearts, Minds, Voices: U.S. Cold War Public Diplomacy and the Formation of the Third World.

    262 views
  • President Reagans Visit to West Berlin
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    President Reagan's Visit to West Berlin

    American Forces Network (AFN-TV) presented coverage of President Reagan’s 1987 trip to West Berlin to mark the 750th birthday of the city. The broadcast begins by summarizing the Post-World War II…

    299 views
  • emSoviet Active Measuresem
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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…

    464 views
  • US and East Germany Cold War Relations
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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…

    265 views
  • emThe Power of Decisionem
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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…

    361 views
  • FrancoAmerican and DutchAmerican Intelligence Exchanges
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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…

    241 views
  • Cold War Espionage in Eastern Europe
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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…

    174 views
  • Cold War Intelligence Gathering and Training
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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…

    288 views
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