Tag: Mikhail Gorbachev

The Man Who End The Cold War

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Shevardnadze’s rise to leadership of the Foreign Ministry in 1985, only months after Gorbachev became general secretary, was a “bolt from the blue,” in Chernyaev’s words. Shevardnadze’s talks with Shultz brought a whole new tone to U.S.-Soviet discourse, while the

U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004

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National Security Archive Update, October 11, 2011 U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy: A Video History, 1945-2004 Sandia Labs Historical Video Documents History of U.S. Strategic Nuclear Policy Interviewees Include Robert McNamara, Brent Scowcroft, James Schlesinger and Last Strategic Air Commander-in-Chief Lee

The August 1991 Coup in Moscow, 20 Years Later

Washington D.C., August 19, 2011 -The hardline coup d’etat 20 years ago today in Moscow surprised its plotters with unexpected resistance from Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev, from Russian democratic opposition forces, and from the international community including the Bush administration,