Soviet Union–United States relations
Eastern Europe's cosmonauts say their international crew's spaceflights in the 1970s and 1980s shows how Russia and the United States should cooperate in exploring space today. The Cold War rivals fought a space race, with the then Soviet Unionclocking up milestones such as sending the first animal, man and then woman into space, and the United States putting the first.manon the Moon.
In his landmark Foreign Affairs article "The Sources of Soviet Conduct" at the beginning of the Cold War, George Kennan laid out the strategy of containment. He noted how important the example America set domestically - economically, in coping successfully with its internal problems - was to the looming geopolitical competition with the Soviet Union.
Russia on Thursday escalated a confrontation with Europe and the United States over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, saying it would expel 60 American diplomats and an unspecified number of envoys from other countries to retaliate for a mass expulsion of Russian diplomats working in the West and beyond that was ordered this week.
The head of the British army warned on Jan. 22 that Russia poses the “most complex and capable” security challenge since the end of the Cold War, warning against complacency in a high-profile intervention.
The Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) was signed in Paris on Nov. 19, 1990. Signed between the 16 members of NATO and six members of the Warsaw Pact, the treaty aimed to eliminate force disparities between the two military camps and to establish an effective system of verification.