Cold War

 
The heat is on to find global saviours
The heat is on to find global saviours
Tuesday. Berlin. The weather has flipped inside a week from mid-summer high 30s to a chilly-breeze autumn. But it is still fresh and light. And...
Mozambique rivals sign peace deal
Mozambique rivals sign peace deal
Mozambique’s government and the former rebel organisation, Renamo, finally signed a peace pact on Tuesday.
‘Agents’ put paid to Zuma’s Zondo zinger
‘Agents’ put paid to Zuma’s Zondo zinger
Although an intelligence agency conspiracy against former president Jacob Zuma may have existed 30 years ago, it is unlikely still to be in...
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
To the Moon and back: 50 years on, a giant leap into the unknown
The first four days of Apollo 11's journey to the Moon had gone according to plan, but just twenty minutes before landing, the atmosphere grew...
Democracy still rules – for now
Democracy still rules – for now
It is generally accepted that the history of modern democracy plays out, for the most part, in five “chapters”. Three of these chapters...
Are the Russians forging an 'empire' in Africa?
Are the Russians forging an 'empire' in Africa?
The cover of a recent issue of Time magazine left...
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Don’t cut our civil servants. Train them
Government has never been more difficult. The demands have never been greater. Huge skill and great leadership are required against a backdrop of...
Set course for the heart of the Sun
Set course for the heart of the Sun
The story of space is a story of flag-waving and one-upmanship.
Djibouti’s squandered independence
Djibouti’s squandered independence
June 27 marks 41 years of independence for my country, Djibouti.
Human rights face uphill struggle
Human rights face uphill struggle
Many experts have proclaimed the death of the post-1945 liberal international order, including the human rights regime set forth in the 1948...
Q&A with Tom Hanks: In defence of fairness
Q&A with Tom Hanks: In defence of fairness
Steven Spielberg’s new movie, Bridge of Spies, is based on historical events during the cold war. Tom Hanks plays American lawyer James...
Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement
Ten things about the Non-Aligned Movement
1. The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) was founded in 1961 by a group of countries that refused to take sides in the Cold War and proposed a “third...

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