Foreign Policy

Santo Domingo Protests 0

November 30, 1961 – World Quietly Haywire – A Santo Domingo State Of Mind

News of the world, for this last day of November in 1961, had just about everything to do with the Cold War. The situation in Santo Domingo and the unrest, many felt was fueled by Fidel Castro and the Cuban government, was calming down with hopes that a violent overthrow...

HUAC Hearings 0

November 25, 1947 – HUAC: Cold War And Witch Hunts – America Under Investigation.

As the Cold War grew in intensity, and as the world reacted, news for this November 25th in 1947 was pessimistic and ominous. The Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference wasn’t yielding the results as planned, with Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov balking at overtures from the West over the Austrian and...

eyes for the moment on Lebanon - these kept popping up on Kuwaiti street corners 0

November 25, 1990 – Desert Storm Clouds – Suicide Bombers In Lebanon – Riots In Seoul.

While the saber-rattling continued to ramp up in the Middle East over Iraq and its invasion of Kuwait, this November 25th in 1990, there was more going on in other areas of the region.  An incident on the Egyptian-Israeli border, where a border guard was arrested on suspicion of firing...

Leaving Cuban ports

November 20, 1962 – Cuban Redux – Russia And China Squabble – Upbeat Congress.

The lingering legacy of the Cuban Missile Crisis was still very apparent, this November 20th in 1962. On this day, news broke that Cuban Premier Fidel Castro backed down on a pledge to keep Russian Jet bombers on Cuban soil, averting another potential crisis and allowing the IL-28 Bombers to...

Bosnia Peace Talks - 1995

November 20, 1995 – Bosnia Peace Talks Conclude – Boeing Strike Is Over – Deals Cut On Capitol Hill – Free As A Bird Lands In Stores.

November 20, 1995 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 20, 1995 – Peace talks over the situation in Bosnia concluded with a big question mark and many issues left unsettled. After 20 days of negotiations in Dayton Ohio, a tentative peace plan was scheduled...

NAFTA - Clinton

November 18, 1993 – The Morning After NAFTA – Curbing Blunt Language On Capitol Hill.

As the newscast so aptly put it – a month earlier, everyone on Capitol Hill assumed NAFTA was dead. But on this November 18th in 1993 the White House was celebrated over what many considered to be a landslide victory for President Clinton. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)...

World War 2 was nowhere over, but there was already talk of a humanitarian crisis.

November 12, 1943 – Anticipating A United Nations – Anticipating Repairing A Broken World. An Interview With Herbert Lehman

Perhaps, the world having already been down this road before, it was all too painfully clear that, once the war was over, there would be a herculean humanitarian crisis to face. Having seen the amount of destruction and up-ending of peoples lives World War 1 caused, all concerns were that...

Gen. Abboud of Sudan

November 17, 1958 – A Big Freeze And A Bloodless Coup

November 17, 1958 – WJR-AM Detroit, News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 17, 1958 – Cold War tensions topped the news on this day. Russian planes were accused of attacking U.S. planes twice in a single day, which prompted a flurry of complaints lodged against Moscow by the...

Berlin - November 9, 1989

November 10, 1989 – Berlin: ‘We’re Living In Fascinating Times’ – A Wall Comes Down.

On November 10th 1989, the world looked on with amazement at what started off as a set of half-measure reforms quickly blossomed into a movement and a wave of protest and then spiraled into dramatic, irrevocable change. The lines dividing East and West Germany were rapidly eroding. Despite cautions from...