Posts tagged as Cold War

US intermediate-range ballistic missile could be deployed on Guam

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Russia has called on the United States to resume bilateral efforts towards nuclear disarmament and stop fueling speculations about the possibility of a limited nuclear war, as both countries are poised to leave a crucial Cold War-era arms control treaty. Speaking at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned the ongoing row over Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), which has been suspended by both sides, showed…

The Orientalism of Western Russophobia

By Max Parry on Saturday, March 9, 2019

Last year marked the 40th anniversary of the publication of Edward W. Said’s pioneering book, Orientalism, as well as fifteen years since the Palestinian-American intellectual’s passing. To bid farewell to such an important scholar shortly after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, which Said fiercely criticized until his dying breath before succumbing to leukemia, made an already tremendous loss that much more impactful. His seminal text forever reoriented political discourse by…

Why World War 3 could happen in 2019 – threats from North Korea, Syria and Putin

By Patrick Knox on Thursday, February 28, 2019

RISING tensions around the globe along with spectacular war games and weapons testing have increased fears of a major military conflict breaking out in 2019. Here we look at trouble spots which could be potential World War 3 flash points. Why is 2019 such a dangerous year? Our map shows the flashpoints where there are currently military standoffs which could suddenly turn nasty and bring the major powers into conflict…

US-Russia Cold War missile treaty dead as Europe frets about arms race

Saturday, February 2, 2019

The INF accord, signed by then US president Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, banned ground-launched missiles with a range of 500 to 5,500 kilometres and ended a dangerous build-up of warheads. Berlin: Germany said on Friday that Russia had “de facto invalidated” a landmark Cold War missile reduction treaty which the US is poised to abandon, with Europe anxious at the prospect of a new arms race. A US deadline…

World War 3 fears as NATO launches ‘insane war games’ risking all-out ‘nuclear war’

By Sam Stevenson on Friday, October 26, 2018

NATO is holding its largest military exercises since the end of the Cold War in a bellicose signal of sabre-rattling branded by its critics as “insane”, as it threatens to ignite all-out conflict. Activist and author David Swanson told Radio Sputnik: “The war rehearsal, or war games, are just insane.” Mr Swanson, who called the drills “madness”, argued it was no longer clear what NATO’s true purpose was and that…

NATO exercise to be biggest since Cold War

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

NATO’s Trident Juncture 18 exercise will draw in 45,000 troops, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday, unveiling what officials confirmed would be the alliance’s biggest manoeuvres since the Cold War, the AFP news agency reports. Stoltenberg said the exercise would simulate the defence of a member state from a “fictional” adversary, but the troops, tanks, ships and planes are headed for Norway, the North Atlantic and the Baltic – opposite…

NATO uses snake to defeat Russia

By Lukas Ramonas on Friday, September 28, 2018

Andrzej Duda’s first visit to the White House included one on one talks with Donald Trump on security in Central Europe and on strengthening the U.S. military presence in the region, which is worried about intensifying Russian military activity. Poland has been seeking for increase in the number of U.S. troops stationed in its territory since early 2017. By the way, the Eastern European region has been actively explored by…

NATO’s Jens Stoltenberg: ‘We don’t want a new Cold War’ with Russia

Thursday, June 28, 2018

In an exclusive interview, the NATO chief says that Moscow is investing heavily in modern warfare, which “lowers the threshold for Russia’s use of nuclear weapons.” He also gives his views on Trump and the Alliance. Jens Stoltenberg: We have seen this kind of sentiment before during the war in Vietnam, later in Iraq in 2003. European allies and the US disagree on some issues, such as trade, climate change or the…

Dog poisonings, sex propositions: Canada’s man in Havana remembers the Cold War weirdness

Saturday, April 21, 2018

The first phone call came a few days after Jim Bartleman arrived in Havana. Canada’s new ambassador to Cold War Cuba was still too green to know not to answer. A woman purred through the line. She told him she had seen him that day, and that he was so handsome. Wouldn’t he love to meet her? His wife would never know, she said, in a voice Bartleman recalls years…