Cold War

Four mysteries, three successes, two surprises and one flop

The “Glorious Dead” are often only “Glorious” when it suits us

The winners of the Cold War turned out to be the authoritarians, not the democrats

How Britain’s armed forces adapted to new challenges following the end of the Cold War

Professor Jeremy Black and Graham Stewart discuss Britain’s armed forces 1945-1952

The origins of a soviet leader revered as a visionary reformer in the west, but reviled as a weak American puppet in his native land

No one can sensibly doubt that American primacy is much more agreeable to us than Chinese hegemony

The culture clash between East and West is complicated by interdependence

How should America deal with a newly aggressive and expansionist Beijing?

Professor Jeremy Black picks-over the evidence with Graham Stewart