Cold war

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Britain owes an apology to my father and millions of other Indonesians | Kartika Sukarno
The daughter of the Indonesian president responds to our story about the propaganda war waged against him

Kartika Sukarno

07, Nov, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Slaughter in Indonesia: Britain’s secret propaganda war
Declassified documents reveal how in 1965 a dirty tricks arm of the Foreign Office incited massacres that left thousands dead

Paul Lashmar, Nicholas Gilby and James Oliver

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Revealed: how UK spies incited mass murder of Indonesia’s communists
Newly declassified papers show shocking role played by Britain in slaughter

Paul Lashmar, Nicholas Gilby and James Oliver

17, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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El Alamein, Dresden and a cold war spy: the incredible life of Victor Gregg
A celebration of the achievements of the Britain’s oldest para veteran, who died last week aged 101

Rick Stroud

17, Oct, 2021 @6:15 AM

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The Hungarian revolution begins – archive, October 1956
On 23 October 1956, thousands of protestors gathered in Budapest to demand the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Hungary, setting off a revolt across the country. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

13, Oct, 2021 @1:05 PM

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The spy writer who held a grudge against Le Carré comes in from the cold
Willem Frederik Hermans thought the Briton’s famous book was based on his. Now one of his best works is coming out in the UK

Dalya Alberge

12, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Louis Armstrong and the spy: how the CIA used him as a ‘trojan horse’ in Congo
Book reveals how the jazz musician unwittingly became party to secret cold war manoeuvres by the US in Africa

Jason Burke Africa correspondent

12, Sep, 2021 @8:45 AM

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Berliners wake to a divided city – archive, August 1961
During the night of 12-13 August 1961, communist East Germany began building a barrier to close off East Germans’ access to West Berlin. See how the Guardian and Observer reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

12, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Ethel Rosenberg by Anne Sebba review – a mother murdered by cold war hysteria
This powerful biography of a woman executed for espionage, along with her husband, recreates the suffocating atmosphere of the US in the 1950s

Rachel Cooke

27, Jun, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Rosenbergs were executed for spying in 1953. Can their sons reveal the truth?
Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were sent to the electric chair for being Soviet spies, but their sons have spent decades trying to clear their mother’s name. Are they close to a breakthrough?

Hadley Freeman

19, Jun, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Cold war or uneasy peace: does defining US-China competition matter?
Many are beginning to fear the world may soon be caught in the crossfire between Beijing and Washington

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

11, Jun, 2021 @2:00 AM

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Spy who got the cold shoulder: how the west abandoned its star defector
Michal Goleniewski exposed Soviet agents in the UK, but the CIA airbrushed him from history, says author

Donna Ferguson

23, May, 2021 @9:30 AM

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