Soviet Union

mullahs

Could this be the beginning of the end for Iran’s mullahs?

January 11, 2020 9:54 am

It is easy to see a possible parallel here with the Soviet Union, whose leaders were rattling their sabers as loudly as ever as their socialist empire began to crumble

berlin wall

Have we learned anything from the fall of the Berlin Wall?

November 9, 2019 7:45 am

The GDR was a million miles away from the ‘workers’ democracy’ that was originally promised

roy cohn

Why Roy Cohn is not one of the world’s most evil men

October 10, 2019 12:24 pm

He may have had a gruff exterior but I always thought he was gooey inside

gorbachev

Gorbachev’s war and peace

June 9, 2019 1:08 pm

Meeting Gorbachev reviewed

Oleg Gordievsky

Oleg Gordievsky, the ultimate spy story — and Ben Macintyre, the best writer to tell it

October 4, 2018 8:15 am

The Spy and the Traitor: The Greatest Espionage Story of the Cold War by Ben Macintyre reviewed