Category Archives: Cold War History

Why Hilary Clinton’s stance on Iran is similar to that of JFK

By Darius Wainwright In April 2015, Iran pledged to halt its nuclear programme in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions. Washington had imposed this embargo on Tehran since the 1979 deposition of the pro-western Iranian monarchy. The agreement reached … Continue reading

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Why Donald Trump’s stance on Iran signals a shift in GOP thinking

By Darius Wainwright Since 1945, American policymakers have regarded the maintaining of diplomatic dialogue with Iran as crucial to their wider interests in the Middle East. In the early and middle stages of the Cold War, the US government regarded … Continue reading

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The atomic bomb and public opinion: The limited credibility of NATO’s deterrent strategy during the Cold War

  In this week’s post of our Hiroshima 1945-2015 series, Dr Linda Risso discusses NATO and nuclear deterrence…  Dr Linda Risso The bomb. The mushroom cloud. The images of flattened Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The shadows of victims permanently etched in the walls. … Continue reading

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