Cold war

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Secret British ‘black propaganda’ campaign targeted cold war enemies
Britain stirred up tensions, chaos and violence in Africa, the Middle East and Asia, according to declassified papers

Jason Burke

14, May, 2022 @3:56 PM

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Sixties protest songs had a sunny side too | Brief letters
Letters: Blasts from the past | Turning the page | There’s a snail in my paella | Pop goes the weasel | Dudley on the map


23, Mar, 2022 @5:45 PM

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‘By 10, I knew all about the impact of a nuclear blast’: growing up in the shadow of the bomb
From CND marches, to books, films and music, fear of the bomb was everywhere in the 1980s. Now, for many, the war in Ukraine has brought back that sense of dread

Zoe Williams

16, Mar, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Sir Christopher Mallaby obituary
British diplomat closely involved in German reunification – and the first to make a land crossing to France to become ambassador

Hella Pick

14, Mar, 2022 @5:29 PM

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The Stasi Poetry Circle by Philip Oltermann review – paper spies
The strange true story of how East Germany’s secret service tried to win the cold war with verse

Blake Morrison

03, Mar, 2022 @11:00 AM

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The west has a duty to help defend Ukraine – and to help Russia by ensuring its defeat | Keir Giles
A significant military setback would force Russia to finally reassess its place in the modern world, says Keir Giles of Chatham House

Keir Giles

25, Feb, 2022 @2:30 PM

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Werner Grossmann obituary
Head of East Germany’s foreign intelligence service who helped to recruit 1,500 West German spies during the cold war

David Childs

15, Feb, 2022 @7:39 PM

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Red poets’ society: the secret history of the Stasi’s book club for spies
For seven years, the East German security service’s poetry group met in Berlin to discuss literature. But there was more to it than just learning about iambic pentameter

Philip Oltermann

05, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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From eastern Europe we watch Ukraine in fear. Its fate could decide the continent’s future
Past trauma means we worry about Russia reclaiming its cold war sphere of influence, say the historian Karolina Wigura and political analyst Jarosław Kuisz

Karolina Wigura and Jarosław Kuisz

01, Feb, 2022 @1:00 PM

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A measure of autonomy in eastern Ukraine is the only way out of this crisis | Simon Jenkins
Nato’s treatment of Russia almost guaranteed a chauvinistic reflex. The way forward is to implement the Minsk settlement, says the Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

24, Jan, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Russia’s belief in Nato ‘betrayal’ – and why it matters today
The idea that the Soviet Union was tricked in 1989-90 is at the heart of Russia’s confrontation with the west

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

12, Jan, 2022 @5:00 AM

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From Kremlin leak to sperm counts: our readers’ favourite stories of 2021
Here are 20 articles that may have helped convince people to support the Guardian’s journalism

Guardian staff

29, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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