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‘As Long as It Takes’: Biden Adds to Talk of a New Cold War

news analysis But that oversimplifies a complex global situation, others say, with a weakened Russia and with China facing serious problems of its own. President Biden arrives for a news conference Thursday in Helsinki where he spoke about “this critical moment in history, this inflection point, the world watching to…
bubmag
July 14, 2023
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When the Cold War propaganda machine begins to self-censure

Some intriguing self-doubt has been revealed on TV shows I’ve seen; it represents a late stage in imperialism, a malaise that wasn’t there at the start. U.S. Army tanks face off against Soviet tanks at Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, October 1961. Credit: USAMHI / U.S. Army photo / Wikimedia Commons I…
bubmag
July 7, 2023
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Here’s the PlayStation Plus Lineup for July 2023

Sony’s PlayStation Plus upcoming lineup sure is bleak Sony has just revealed its PlayStation Plus lineup for July 2023. It will feature Alan Wake Remastered, Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, and Endlig – Extinction is Forever. All three titles will be available both on the PS4 and PS5 and for…
bubmag
June 28, 2023
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Jenny Erpenbeck’s Reckoning With Cold War Deceptions

It’s a rainy day in 1986 in East Germany. A young woman spies a man on a bus. They strike up a conversation. “That was all. Everything was underway, there was no other possibility.” This encounter gives Jenny Erpenbeck the title for her fifth novel: Kairos, the god of fortunate…
bubmag
June 21, 2023
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Keep a lid on China’s Cold War mentality

China's not-so-subtle warning on Sunday to the US and Canada for 'deliberately provoking risk' in the Indo-Pacific for holding joint navy exercises through the Taiwan Strait should be treated as more than tough talk. Coming as this does with Chinese defence minister Li Shangfu talking about a resurgent 'Cold War…
bubmag
June 5, 2023