The Cold War was a state of geopolitical tension after the end of World War II. It pitted the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union and its allies) against the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies).
The Cold War split the temporary wartime alliance against Nazi Germany, reflected in the partition of Germany into West and East. The term "cold" is used as there was no large-scale fighting directly between the two sides, although there were "proxy wars" in other countries. Historians date the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine (a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism) and 1991, the year the Soviet Union collapsed. Here you can find an automatic compilation of all DW content referring to the "Cold War."
The US does not want a "Cold War" policy towards China, US top diplomat Mike Pompeo said at a high-level summit with Chinese officials in Washington. The two sides traded blows over militarization in the South China Sea.
Norway is serving as NATO's make-believe battleground for the alliance's largest exercises since the Cold War, called Trident Juncture. But does today's high-tech warfare make tanks and troops obsolete? Our reporter, Teri Schultz, travelled to Norway to find out.
US President Donald Trump says he will quit the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia, blaming Moscow's violations of the pact. The decision has prompted vastly different reactions from NATO and the European Union. Teri Schultz has more from Brussels.
Donald Trump is threatening to pull the US out of a decades-old arms control agreement and increase America's nuclear arsenal. The US leader accuses Russia of violating the agreement. Does a new Cold War lie ahead? Guests: Andrea Shalal (Reuters), Erik Kirschbaum (LA Times) Alex Rosen (IPPNW).
Following Washington's challenge to a landmark nuclear pact with Russia, Putin said he wants to meet President Trump for talks in Paris. Trump's surprise announcement sparked immediate concern from allies in Europe.
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