Aug 8, 2015

Keep the spirit of Helsinki alive

The Helsinki Declaration has helped keep the peace in Europe for 40 years, and with tensions rising over the Ukraine crisis, it's vital to maintain that spirit of comprehensive security.

| Aug 6, 2015

Nuclear peace: mankind's most dangerous bluff?

In the nervous aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, people worldwide spent decades on alert for a nuclear war that would wipe out billions in a radioactive firestorm and render Earth uninhabitable. Yet the apocalypse never came. Instead an unprecedented period of peace took hold ...

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

Jun 17, 2015

Putin says Russia will add over 40 missiles to nuclear ICBM arsenal

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will boost its nuclear arsenal by over 40 intercontinental missiles this year, in a move likely to further unnerve the West. “This year the size of our nuclear forces will increase by over 40 new intercontinental ballistic ...

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

Jan 16, 2015

U.S. takes first steps to ending Cuba trade embargo

The United States eased decades of trade and financial restrictions on Cuba, opening up the country to U.S. telecommunications, construction and financial services in a slew of changes announced by the U.S. Departments of Commerce and Treasury. The new rules, effective on Friday, are ...

Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations

Dec 18, 2014

Cubans cheer historic renewal of U.S. relations

Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country on Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility. Wearing his military uniform with its five-star insignia, the 83-year-old ...

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 10, 2014

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

More than a million Germans and people from around the world on Sunday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the event that more than any other marked the end of the Cold War. A spectacular 15-km-long string of 7,000 ...

Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 9, 2014

Germany marks 25 years since fall of Berlin Wall

Germany marked 25 years since the euphoric fall of the Berlin Wall on Sunday, with more than a million people expected to join tributes, festivities and an open-air party with freedom icons and rock stars. Chancellor Angela Merkel led commemorations for those killed trying ...