10Feb, 2016

Video: Could a NATO Build-up in Europe Reignite the Cold War?

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PBS NewsHour | February 8, 2016

NATO is undertaking its largest build-up in Eastern Europe since the Cold War, in order to counter recent Russian expansionism. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Ash Carter has proposed quadrupling U.S. spending on boosting its military might in Europe. But is it necessary — or wise — to send such a signal to […]

13Nov, 2015

The Geneva Cold War Summit: 30 Years Later

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Duke Today | November 4, 2015
By Ezgi Ustundag

Durham, NC – Thirty years ago, on November 19, 1985, U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet Union General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev convened in Geneva for talks that helped usher in the end of the Cold War. While the summit did not end with a formal arms reduction agreement, the two […]

4Nov, 2015

Q&A: Former U.S. Ambassador Matlock Reflects on Cold War

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The Chronicle| October 29, 2015
By Adam Beyer

Jack Matlock, Trinity ‘50, is the former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and is currently teaching classes as a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke. Matlock was the ambassador from 1987 to 1991 and spent more than 35 years in the U.S. Foreign Service with postings in Austria, Germany, Tanzania […]

27Aug, 2015

Ambassador Jack Matlock Arrives at Duke

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Duke Global Education | August 27, 2015

This fall, Duke students and scholars can learn about international relations from someone who gained his expertise in the White House and around the world. North Carolina native and former Ambassador to Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union Jack Matlock ’50 will return to the Duke classrooms where his interest in […]