Tag Archives: Cold War

Can the Russians Ever Be Trusted?

Russian-American relations over the past century have swung freely between outright hostility to reluctant, suspicious friendship. The pendulum continues its swing today. Jeff Nilsson reviews our contentious relationship with the Russians as seen through the lens of Post editorials from the 1960s.  More
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Fidel Castro: The Last Cold Warrior

With the death of Fidel Castro, the Cold War truly passes into history. Jeff Nilsson discusses the Post’s evolving views on Castro, including his rise to power, the Bay of Pigs, and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  More

The Great Berlin Escapes

The world was stunned when the East German government began building a massive wall to imprison its people 54 years ago. But thousands refused to let the Berlin Wall determine their fate.  More

Rethinking Kennedy’s Camelot

In the years following the death of President Kennedy, many people often spoke of his presidency as an idyllic time. They dubbed those pre-assassination days as “Camelot,” a noble, idyllic but ultimately doomed kingdom.  More