Latest Cold War News

Southeast Asian leaders: region no proxy for any powers

Nov. 13, 2022 07:59 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Indonesia's president vowed Sunday not to let Southeast Asia become the front lines of a new Cold War amid increasing tensions between the United States and China, saying as his country took over the chairmanship of the influential Association of Southeast Asian...

Poland buries remains of historic democratic leaders

Nov. 12, 2022 12:10 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has brought back from England and ceremoniously re-buried the remains of three presidents-in-exile whose service during World War II and the Cold War preserved the nation’s democratic traditions while the country was under oppression. Polish...

Crisis-stricken Cuba caught between ally Russia, nearby U.S.

Oct. 27, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — When Hurricane Ian tore through western Cuba in late September, causing an island-wide blackout, it left the government grappling with a deepening energy crisis and simmering discontent among Cubans. It also once again thrust the Caribbean island into the middle of an...

Russian threats revive old nuclear fears in central Europe

Oct. 21, 2022 05:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two stories beneath a modern steel production plant on Warsaw's northern edge lies an untouched Cold War relic: a shelter containing gas masks, stretchers, first aid kits and other items meant to help civil defense leaders survive and guide rescue operations in case of...

China accuses US of 'Cold War thinking' in security strategy

Oct. 13, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government on Thursday accused Washington of “Cold War thinking” and appealed for efforts to repair strained relations after President Joe Biden released a national security strategy that calls for “out-competing China” and blocking its efforts to reshape global...

Some Ukrainians voice mixed reactions to Nobel prize winners

Oct. 08, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A day after receiving the Nobel Peace Prize with fellow human rights campaigners from Belarus and Russia, the head of the Ukrainian Center for Civil Liberties praised the work of her fellow laureates but cautioned against lumping the three together in a Cold War-like...

Biden vows Russia won't 'get away with' Ukraine annexation

Sep. 30, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and its allies hit back at Russia’s annexation of four Ukrainian regions on Friday, slapping sanctions on more than 1,000 people and companies including arms supply networks as President Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin he can't "get away with" seizing...

Japanese leader's trip to China in '72 was diplomatic gamble

Sep. 25, 2022 23:41 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Japanese leader who normalized relations with China 50 years ago feared for his life when he flew to Beijing for the high-stakes negotiations at the height of the Cold War, according to his daughter, a former Japanese foreign minister. Kakuei Tanaka's mission to...

Africa leader warns of pressure to choose sides in Ukraine

Sep. 20, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

African Union chairperson Macky Sall said Tuesday that Africa “does not want to be the breeding ground of a new Cold War,” alluding to the pressure mounting on the continent's leaders to choose sides over the war in Ukraine. Many African countries depend heavily on grain imports...

EXPLAINER: What help are North Korean weapons to Russia?

Sep. 07, 2022 08:05 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea is apparently moving to sell millions of rockets and artillery shells — many of them likely from its old stock — to its Cold War ally Russia. Russia has called a U.S. intelligence report on the purchasing plan “fake.” But U.S....