The speech is remembered today as a seminal pronouncement on behalf of the Atlantic solidarity and clearheaded realism. What is less remembered is that at the time the address brought down on Churchill a torrent of controversy.
Barely three decades after fighting one of the bitterest of all colonial wars, France and Algeria are again embroiled in conflict.
On January 30, 1995, in response to a question in a Diet committee,Japanese Prime Minister Murayama Tomiichi* said that Japan is partlyresponsible for the division of the Korean peninsula after World WarII.
The abundance of new information coming straight from the horse's mouth is unlikely to settle American debates about the origins and nature of the Cold War.
The internal condition of Russia has changed immensely for the better, and is continuing to change, though progress has not occurred as fast or as decisively as the Romantics had hoped.
Two years ago I applied to the German government to see my file, in order to find out exactly what the Stasi thought I was doing. After a delay of a year and a half permission was finally given.
Over the years many details of the tragedy of Operation Tiger have seeped out, but mysteries remain.
Should American military leaders devote themselves to controlling the chaos let loose by the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, or should they prepare for larger and longer term threats?
To see realist strategies adopted even as they are denounced would be, in our view, no small success.
President Carlos Salinas de Gortari took office in 1988 after an election most Mexicans believe he lost.