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Blinken refuses to call Biden's superpower competition with China a 'new Cold War'

Antony Blinken, Biden's pick for Secretary of State, during his Senate confirmation hearing. Blinken called China "the most significant challenge of any nation state." Alex Edelman-Pool/Getty Images Blinken won't call the US-China competition a new Cold War. "I resist putting labels on most relationships ... because it's complex," Blinken said. Biden has been portraying the US-China standoff as a battle between democracy and autocracy. See more stories on Insider's business...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington, Senate, China, US, International, America, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Beijing, United States, Biden, Donald Trump

Henry Kissinger has warned of the doomsday potential of the weapons US-China possess as relations between the 2 superpowers worsen

Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger speaks during the Department of State 230th Anniversary Celebration at the Harry S. Truman Headquarters building July 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Veteran statesman Henry Kissinger warned of the dangers of worsening US-China relations. "For the first time in human history, humanity has the capacity to extinguish itself in a finite period of time," Kissinger said. The Biden administration has taken a hawkish approach to...
Tags: Politics, Washington, China, Russia, US, America, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, United States, Alaska, South America, Biden, Donald Trump, State, Soviet Union

U.S. Media Companies Are Inextricably Linked to China. Are Their Assets Anchors — or Hostages?

China is set to host the winter Olympics in February, but the extent of American involvement is on shaky ground. There’s plenty of precedent for Olympic-scale strife — in 1980 and 1984, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. engaged in respective boycotts of each other’s Olympics — but this Cold War is raising complicated questions for a […]
Tags: Asia, China, Disney, Global, Cold War, Godzilla vs. Kong, Crystal Liu

Biden says China wants to become the most wealthy, powerful country but it's 'not gonna happen on my watch'

Then Vice President Biden met with Chinese President Xi Jinping at a 2012 meeting in California. China now has the lead in 5G infrastructure, but experts say don't count Silicon Valley out yet. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images Biden said that he won't let China become the world's most powerful, wealthy country. He said the competition between the US and China is a fight between democracy and autocracy. "We have to prove that democracy works." See more stories on Insider&...
Tags: Politics, Usa, News, Democracy, Washington, China, Russia, US, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Silicon Valley, Biden, Frederic J Brown

Thanks to a secret Cold War project, researchers found fossilized plants 4,500 feet under Greenland's ice sheet

Crevasses on top of the Helheim glacier near Tasiilaq, Greenland, on June 19, 2018. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Greenland's ice sheet disappeared at least once in the last million years, a new study found. The discovery came after fossilized plants were found deep below the ice. The fossils were collected as part of a Cold War project but weren't analyzed until recently. See more stories on Insider's business page. During the Cold War, US Army scientists planned to hide hundreds of ...
Tags: Science, News, Climate Change, US, Trends, Cold War, Earth, Ussr, Greenland, US Army, Christ, Melting Glaciers, University Of Vermont, Soviet Union, PAUL, Greenland Ice Sheet

Top House Democrat says the US should be 'really careful about stumbling into a cold war with China'

Rep. Adam Smith, right, then ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee, before a hearing, March 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) US efforts to counter China militarily raise the risk of "stumbling into a cold war," the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee says. "We need to embrace containment and deterrence," Rep. Adam Smith said last week. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith warned Friday that any noti...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, China, India, Defense, US, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Austin, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Middle East, Shanghai, Pentagon

How a top-secret Navy mission to find missing submarines stumbled upon the wreckage of the Titanic

The Titanic. Topical Press Agency / Stringer / Getty Images In 1982, the Navy sent oceanographic researcher and Navy Cmdr. Robert Ballard to find two submarines that sunk in the 1960s. To hide Ballard's real purpose, it was billed as another search for Titanic, which Ballard long dreamt of finding. After accomplishing the Navy's mission, Ballard used his time left at sea to locate the lost ocean liner. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The RMS Titanic was billed as "u...
Tags: Navy, US, Trends, Cold War, Titanic, Alvin, US Navy, Kennedy, Office of Naval Research, North Atlantic Ocean, Ballard, U.S. Navy, Robert Ballard, Military & Defense Contributors, Military & Defense, News Contributor

Nearly 4-in-10 Americans say Biden is weak on China, new Insider poll shows

Chinese President Xi Jinping, then-Vice President Joe Biden, Peng Liyuan and Jill Biden stand for the US National Anthem at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, September 24, 2015. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster 36% of respondents in a new Insider poll say Biden is weak on China. The poll found that 33% of respondents feel Biden's stance on China is "about right." Biden has faced criticism from Republicans who accuse him of being weak on Beijing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stor...
Tags: Europe, Politics, News, Maryland, Congress, China, US, America, Trends, Cold War, Joe Biden, Beijing, Xi Jinping, Republican, Biden, Donald Trump

What a 'bumping' incident 33 years ago says about the US Navy's future showdowns with Russia and China

Soviet frigate SKR-6 strikes USS Caron in the Black Sea, February 12, 1988. US Navy On February 12, 1988, two Soviet frigates "bumped" two US warships in the Black Sea. The incident was the result of US challenges to what it saw as excessive Soviet maritime claims. The US now faces similar tension with Russia and China, and the risk of "bumping" or worse is growing. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A close encounter between US and Soviet warships in the Black Sea mor...
Tags: Europe, Navy, China, Russia, US, International, Trends, Cold War, Beijing, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Crimea, South America, Pacific, Black Sea

The Good American review: Bob Gersony and a better foreign policy

Robert D Kaplan’s outstanding book makes a strong case for US engagement based on human rights and helping refugeesWhat adjective should describe “the American” active in foreign policy? Graham Greene chose “quiet”, as his character harmed a country he did not understand. Eugene Burdick and William Lederer used “ugly”.Robert D Kaplan, one of America’s most thoughtful chroniclers of foreign affairs, proposes “good” to describe Bob Gersony, who in “a frugal monastic existence that has been both ob...
Tags: Africa, Americas, US, America, Cold War, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Asia Pacific, US politics, US national security, Refugees, Global development, Humanitarian response, Graham Greene, William Lederer

Relics of the Cold war - at auction

Hundreds of historical artefacts from the Cold war era are offered for sale at Julien’s Auctions. The lots will include a rare Soviet version of the Enigma encryption machine known as the Fialka, clandestine operative cameras, and radio transmitters and receivers Continue reading...
Tags: Photography, Cold War, World news, Julien, Fialka

George Shultz obituary

Secretary of state to Ronald Reagan at the heart of moves to work with Mikhail Gorbachev to end the cold warMany politicians and diplomats from the 1980s lay claim to a pivotal role in ending the cold war, but the former US secretary of state George Shultz, who has died aged 100, had a better claim than most. And he was not shy in letting people know, as he did at length in his 1,184-page account of his years at the state department, Turmoil and Triumph (1993).When he became secretary of state i...
Tags: Russia, US, Cold War, Reagan, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, US politics, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Nuclear Weapons, Iceland, Mikhail Gorbachev, State, Soviet Union

George P. Shultz, Ronald Reagan's longtime secretary of state, dies at age 100

Secretary of State George Shultz, center, walks with President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush upon his arrival at the White House on January 9, 1985, after two days of arms talks with the Soviet Union in Geneva. AP Photo/Barry Thumma, File Former US Secretary of State George P. Shultz has died at age 100. Shultz was the longest serving secretary of state since World War II. Condoleezza Rice praised Shultz as a "great American statesman" and a "true patriot." Visit the Busines...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, Stanford, White House, China, New York City, Israel, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Cold War, Reagan, Iran

George Blake, notorious cold war double agent, dies aged 98

Former MI6 spy exposed hundreds of western agents and settled in Soviet Union after escape from jailThe former British spy and Soviet Union double agent George Blake has died at the age of 98.The RIA news agency reported that Blake died in Russia, citing the country’s SVR foreign intelligence agency. “We received some bitter news – the legendary George Blake passed away,” it said. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Russia, Cold War, UK News, World news, UK security and counter-terrorism, MI6, Espionage, Soviet Union, Blake, RIA, SVR, George Blake

China Considers Hefty Fines For Viral Video Creators Who Binge Food and Drinks

Lawmakers in China are considering new legislation that would impose fines against anyone who creates videos where people eat large quantities of food or binge drinks, according to a new report from Chinese state media outlet China News. The proposed media rule, part of broader legislation to discourage food waste,…Read more...
Tags: Food, Twitter, Science, Youtube, China, Alcohol, Cold War, Beer, Hunger, Viral Videos, Nuclear Weapons, New Cold War, World Peace, World Wildlife Fund, China News, Chinese Academy of Science

China Wants Hefty Fines For Viral Video Creators Who Binge Food and Drinks

Lawmakers in China are considering new legislation that would impose fines against anyone who creates videos where people eat large quantities of food or binge drinks, according to a new report from Chinese state media outlet China News. The proposed media rule, part of broader legislation to discourage food waste,…Read more...
Tags: Food, Twitter, Science, Youtube, China, Alcohol, Cold War, Beer, Hunger, Viral Videos, Nuclear Weapons, New Cold War, World Peace, World Wildlife Fund, China News, Chinese Academy of Science

Why the Army had to use tourist maps to plan a Cold War invasion

Members of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division in Grenada. US Army A crisis in Grenada in late 1983 caught US Army planners off-guard. When orders came down to prepare to invade the Caribbean island, they knew so little about the country that they had to plan the operation using maps normally sold to tourists. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Think of it as "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" on a grand strategic scale.When word came down that US Army troops would be shipp...
Tags: Navy, US, America, Trends, Department Of Defense, Cold War, Reagan, Iran, United States, Grenada, Ronald Reagan, United Kingdom, Army, Moscow, Harlem Globetrotters, Venezuela

How the CEO of Pepsi, by bartering battleships and vodka, negotiated Cold War diplomacy and brought his soda to the Soviet Union

People stand outside a Pepsi refreshment stand in Moscow ahead of the 1980 Olympics. ASSOCIATED PRESS In the second half of the 20th century, icy diplomatic relations between the US and the Soviet Union made it nearly impossible for American companies to do business in the USSR. Don Kendall, the CEO of Pepsi at the time, made it his mission to break into the Soviet market. Long before the two countries had a working relationship, Kendall was negotiating with the Kremlin top brass to sell h...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, New York, Berlin Wall, US, Trends, Cold War, Moscow, Ussr, Kremlin, US Army, Coca Cola, Coke, Eisenhower, Nixon, Red Scare

The Berlin Wall fell 31 years ago. Here's how people who were there in 1989 remember the historic 'Mauerfall' today.

East German border guards look through a hole in the Berlin wall after demonstrators pulled down one segment at the Brandenburg Gate on November 11, 1989. Associated Press/Lionel Cironneau The Berlin Wall fell 31 years ago, on November 9, 1989.It was a moment that shocked the world and marked the beginning of the end of the Cold War — culminating in the toppling of the East German communist dictatorship, the reunification of Germany in 1990, and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.But ...
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Auction: Lipstick gun, poison-tipped umbrella, hotel room "bug," and other KGB spy gear

In February, Julien's Auctions will sell off the collection of New York City's now-closed KGB Espionage Museum in New York City. From Julien's Auctions: Over 400 lots will be on offer such as clandestine operative cameras, counter-intelligence detectors, morse code machines, airplane radars, voice recorders and official government documents. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, New York City, Cold War, Museums, Auctions, Spies, Spy, KGB, Julien, KGB Espionage Museum, New York City From Julien

Cold War – The Criterion Collection Blu-ray

Some pictures of the Criterion Collection release of Paweł Pawlikowski’s heartbreaking and gorgeously photographed epic romance Cold War (2018) which I picked up recently, together with Silence Of The Lambs and Blow Out. Cold War is one of the most beautiful and affecting films I watched this year, shot in stunning black and white by the Polish cinematographer Lukasz Zal ( who also recently served as DP on Charlie Kaufman’s I’m Thinking Of Ending Things ). The absence of distracting colors in...
Tags: Amazon, Film, Cold War, Filmmaking, Anime, Cannes film festival, Blu-ray, Criterion Collection, Cinematography, Charlie Kaufman, Alejandro G Inarritu, Alejandro, Pawlikowski, Stephanie Zacharek, Amazon De, Paweł Pawlikowski

The US doesn't have to believe anything China says, but it doesn't have to pick a fight with China either

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images The Trump administration has taken an assertive approach to China, seeking to rebut Beijing's propaganda and to cast its ambitions in the starkest terms. But the US doesn't need to court conflict to counter China, and it can commit to "telling the truth about China," without needlessly antagonizing Beijing, writes Defense Priorities fellow Bonnie Kristian. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The nations of the wor...
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Washington, China, US, Trends, Cold War, Beijing, United States, Xi Jinping, Wisconsin, Un, Chinese communist party, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters

Germany tests warning sirens for first time since cold war

Nationwide alarm designed to inform people what to do in an emergency and gauge responseTens of thousands of sirens have sounded across Germany for the first time since the end of the cold war in a nationwide test designed to inform people about what to do in a catastrophe and to test the readiness of the emergency services.The alarms were sounded at 11am, and the all-clear given 20 minutes later. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Germany, Cold War, World news

How cold war spymasters found arrogance of Carlos the Jackal too hot to handle

Terrorist Ilich Ramirez Sanchez was portrayed as ruthless, but research shows Iron Curtain regimes saw him as a liabilityTwo men and a heavily pregnant woman stand in a hotel room in Prague. The men are arguing with two officers from the Czech state security agency, sent to convince them they should leave on the next available flight. A warning that assassins from the French secret services are on their way to kill the three ends the dispute. One stows a pistol in his jacket pocket, the second s...
Tags: Europe, Cold War, World news, Prague, Middle East and North Africa, Palestinian territories, Moscow, Carlos, Czechoslovakia, Carlos the Jackal, Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, JACKAL

Russia released secret footage of history's largest man-made explosion — a nuclear blast thousands of times stronger than Hiroshima

A cloud of smoke and dust rises in the sky after the Tsar Bomba was detonated in October 1961. Ministry of Medium Machine Building of USSR/Rosatom Russia just declassified footage of the moments leading up to the Tsar Bomba blast — the world's largest nuclear-bomb explosion.The blast was equivalent to 50 megatons of TNT, making it nearly 1,500 times more powerful than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.For decades, footage of history...
Tags: Science, News, Youtube, Russia, US, Trends, Cold War, Earth, Bbc, Scandinavia, TNT, Arctic Ocean, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Nuclear Bomb, Hiroshima Japan

A new Cold War is coming. Africa should not pick sides

COMMENT: As the US and China battle for global domination, Africa must stand firm, charting its own course The post A new Cold War is coming. Africa should not pick sides appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Human Rights, China, Africa, US, Debt, Cold War, Development, Globalisation, Colonialism, Openaccess, The West, Top Six, COVID-19

Trump's New Facebook Ads Claim He's Peacenik Who Also Loves Assassinations

Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is running new Facebook ads that insist the president is an advocate for peace and will stop America’s so-called “forever wars.” Oddly enough, the ads also acknowledge that Trump dabbles in political assassinations. In fact, those assassinations are central to Trump’s idea of…
Tags: Facebook, Science, America, Social Media, Cold War, Iran, Facebook Ads, Graphic Design, Donald Trump, New Cold War, Trump, Dwight Eisenhower, Elliott Abrams, President Trump

For sale: Cold War bunker and missile silo

This warm and welcoming missile silo and command bunker, built in the 1970s, could be your new home. Located just 30 minutes south of Canada in Fairdale, North Dakota, the 50-acre site will go up for auction on August 11. Bring your contractor! From Pifer's auctions: Site needs some repair, but could provide that extra privacy, security and protection when needed. The site is surrounded by dual fences and sits on 3 parcels totaling 49.48 acres. There is a cement entry building, a comma...
Tags: Post, Real Estate, News, Cold War, Architecture, Canada, Pifer, Fairdale North Dakota

A visit to the eerie abandoned TEKOI test center in Utah

TEKOI was a Cold War era United States government installation in Utah that tested the solid-fuel rocket engines that powered Minutemen nuclear warheads. The site has long since been abandoned, and in this video, CGP Grey presents the history of TEKOI, which used footage from the video above.
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