Andreas Erhard owns three watchtowers originally erected along the Iron Curtain by the East German army. He also invested extra money in cleaning them up. He sees the towers as living history, and has opened them up to the public.
Pakistan and Russia will hold their first-ever joint military exercises later this year, say media reports. Islamabad is looking for new alliances in the region as its ties with Washington are rapidly deteriorating.
A leading German Social Democrat has hinted at coalition prospects with the Left party, once shunned during Cold War communism. His hint follows further gains in voter surveys by the upstart far-right AfD party.
When India and Pakistan clash with one another we all have to hope that nuclear weapons fulfill the role once ascribed to them during the Cold War: a deterrent that kept both parties in check, says Peter Sturm.
Fewer than a dozen world leaders have made an appearance at a meeting of a large Cold War-era bloc in Venezuela. The cash-strapped country has spent more than $120 million to prepare for the event.
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