One could wonder why people would come to fight for Damansky or Chen-Pao (Zhenbao), the uninhabited island in the Ussuri river, between China and the Soviet Union, but it became a serious Sino-Sovietborder clash, Soviet and Chinese forces fighting a battle on an island claimed by both nations. History.com: This Day In History (March 02-1969):Continue reading “This Day In History (March 02-1969): Soviet Union and Chinese armed forces clash”
Tag Archives: Cold War
Croatia: The Glamorization of Fascism
Originally posted on Red October Goth:
Croatian-Australians marching in Sydney waving flags of the Nazi puppet Independent State of Croatia and portraits of Ustasha-lover Franjo Tudjman. “If the Croats were part of the Reich, we’d have them serving as faithful auxiliaries of the German Führer, to police our marshes. The Croats are a proud people…The…
A new Cold War is heating up the Arctic
The emergence of a trans-Arctic shipping route is key to that strategy and would create an alternative to its maritime route through the South China Sea, Strait of Malacca and Suez Canal.
New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04
By Amelia Nierenberg Writer, Briefings August 29 We’re covering artillery strikes near a nuclear plant in Ukraine and a political scandal in Finland. Shelling around the Zaporizhzhia power plant has raised fears of a catastrophic nuclear accident.David Guttenfelder for The New York Times Attacks near Ukraine nuclear plant intensify Russian artillery strikes continued near theContinue reading “New York Times view for 2022 August 29 – September 04”
Balance of power in the first week of August 2022
August 01 There was some rare good news out of Ukraine today when a vessel loaded with 26,000 tons of corn left the port of Odesa — the first legal shipment of grain since Russia’s invasion began in late February. It’s a small step but potentially significant for some of the world’s poorest countries asContinue reading “Balance of power in the first week of August 2022”
The Telegraph’s Weekly view 2022 May 7-13
May 08 Live – Russia-Ukraine latest news: Vladimir Putin could dig in like a ‘cancerous growth’ in Ukraine, Ben Wallace warns SNP abandons census deadline after a quarter of Scots fail to respond Volodymyr Zelensky refused to be evacuated from Kyiv as Russian hitmen parachuted into capital May 09 Drones the new snipers of UkraineContinue reading “The Telegraph’s Weekly view 2022 May 7-13”
Cold War over and back again to bring a war in Ukraine as the end of the liberal world order
Rather than a distressing violation of the post-Cold War norm, the Russian invasion of Ukraine that started at the end of February 2022, feels like a decisive end to the era that Bush proclaimed on the White House Lawn.
USSR – USA – Cold-, Hot Wars and memorandi
We can see that despite the impressive language they often deploy, international agreements don’t really have the force of law.
31 years ago also facing a world threat
31 years ago the world got to see the first major international crisis of the post-Cold War era, and the U.S.-led response would set important precedents for the use of military force over subsequent decades.
Countries around the world urging their citizens to leave Ukraine immediately
The world might see that a conflict in East Europe, with a possible invasion of Ukraine, could come to cause a chain reaction that ultimately leads to a Russian invasion of Israel by Gog (Russian ruler) “of the land of Magog”