Tag: Cold War

Huawei’s Ken Hu calls for industry support as he compares trade ban to Berlin Wall

Huawei’s Ken Hu has called for support from other companies and industries as he drew striking comparisons between the U.S.-led trade ban and the Cold War. Speaking at the Potsdam Conference on National Cybersecurity in Germany, Hu, who serves as the Chinese company’s deputy chair, said its blacklisting “set a dangerous precedent,” one that disrupts […]

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Rare Rides: The Extremely Sporty Yugo GVX From 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1675052" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1030" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1988 Yugo GVX" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Yugo-GVX-/133052302373?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-450×290.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-610×393.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1675052 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-610×393.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”393″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-610×393.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-75×48.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-450×290.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-768×494.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-120×77.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Everyone’s heard of Yugo — the Yugoslavian brand that tried to shift cheap cars on North American shores […]

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How To Think Freely

In September of 1959, Nikita Khrushchev made his Hollywood debut. The Soviet premier had arrived in the United States for a twelve-day tour at the invitation of President Eisenhower. During his stay, Khrushchev visited a meatpacking plant in Des Moines where he tasted a hot dog (and by all appearances, loved it). In San Jose, […]

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Blood Money

There’s a museum in East Jakarta that enshrines a toxic historical fantasy. Of course, all nations whitewash their bloody histories in the course of creating a heroic narrative about their stirring rise to power and global influence. But Indonesia’s official memorial to the wave of political massacres that claimed the lives of at least 500,000 […]

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How the Cold War Defined Scientific Freedom

The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union, says NSC-68, the planning document adopted by the Truman administration in 1950 and one of the foundational texts of the early Cold War, was between freedom and totalitarianism. The fundamental purpose of the United States, it argues, is to “assure the integrity and vitality of […]

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The Amnesia of the U.S. Foreign Policy Establishment

“Donald Trump is undermining the rules-based international order.” The Economist’s headline last summer summarized a common refrain within America’s foreign policy establishment. Trump “wants to undo the liberal international order the United States built,” Thomas Wright of the Brookings Institution warned on Inauguration Day in 2017. Trump could “bring to an end the United States’ […]

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Oscar Contender ‘Cold War’ Gets A Gorgeous New Trailer

[embedded content] Share This Video Polish filmmaker Paweł Pawlikowski’s last feature, Ida, won Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Academy Awards. He might repeat the achievement at this year’s Oscars, even with strong competition with fellow short-listed titles Burning, Shoplifters, and frontrunner Roma. A black-and-white period piece that already won Best Director at Cannes, […]

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Chess Is Back

Tuesday, in central London, as Theresa May unveiled a freshly forged Brexit deal, American Fabiano Caruana and Norwegian Magnus Carlsen played out a procedural draw in game four of their World Chess Championship showdown, leaving the best-of-twelve battle delicately poised at two points apiece. The day’s biggest drama had unfolded hours before the two young […]

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