The Cold War

America’s post-Cold War strategy failed with Russia — will it fail to limit Beijing’s aggressiveness too?

The concept of the “common reader” is dead

The reality of the end of the Cold War was a lot more complicated than the myths which have formed around it would suggest

In 1984, Laszlo Solymar (under a pseudonym) predicted the collapse of the USSR. Will today’s Russia suffer the same fate? 

Henry Kissinger was often compared to Machiavelli but Niall Ferguson shows he was, at heart, an idealist

‘The reaction to lady thatcher’s death in the US brought an avalanche of affection and praise both on the Right and the Left’

The woman I knew for 40 years was persistent but never provocative. She will be ranked among the very greatest figures in English history