Posts Tagged ‘Cold War’

US to deploy missiles in South Korea as North riled

(Media Release) The United States is to deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea, the two sides said Friday, as North Korea warned the latest US sanctions against its leader amounted to a “declaration of war”. Russia warned Friday that the US deployment would have “irreparable consequences”, echoing warnings by China of a […]

NATO allies launch largest military exercise since end of Cold War in clear message to Russia

(Media Release) A large-scale military training exercise involving more than 20 NATO and partner countries has kicked off in Poland, part of efforts to reassure east European nations rattled by Russia’s actions in nearby Ukraine. For more than 10 days, 30,000 troops backed by large numbers of vehicles, aircraft and ships will be deployed in […]

Ukraine crisis: Two ‘Russian soldiers’ in Kiev terror trial

(Media Release) Two men described as Russian special-forces soldiers have gone on trial in Kiev accused of waging war against Ukrainian troops. The pair, named as Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Alexandrov and alleged to be officers in Russia’s GRU foreign military intelligence, werecaptured in May during fighting in east Ukraine. Russia insists the men were […]

Syrian hospitals at ‘breaking point’ as medics flee

A group of 50 doctors, including Nobel Prize winners, say Syria’s health system is at breaking point as medics are forced to flee the fighting. The signatories to the letter in The Lancet say it is “arguably one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises since the end of the Cold War”. According to the Violations Documentation Centre, […]

Morsi criticises Syria at Tehran meeting

Syrians walk out after Egyptian president calls for “solidarity with struggle” against “oppressive regime”. Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi has said it is an “ethical duty” to support the Syrian people against the “oppressive regime” in Damascus. His speech at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran on Thursday prompted a walkout by the Syrians. “Our solidarity […]

How did we forget about mutually assured destruction?

Fifty years ago this week the idea of mutually assured nuclear destruction was outlined in a major speech. But how did this frightening concept of the Cold War fade from people’s psyches? Today the notion of all-out nuclear war is rarely discussed. There are concerns about Iran and North Korea’s nuclear programmes and fears that […]

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