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Diplomatic History

India and Pakistan: The First Fifty Years

One fifth of the world’s people live in India and Pakistan. Looking back on their first fifty years of independence, leading specialists on South Asia assess their progress and problems, their foreign and defense policies and their relations with the United States. The three coeditors, who compare the achievements of India and Pakistan in a perceptive introductory overview, combine journalistic, diplomatic and academic experience

In addition to these explorations and comparisons of internal issues, the final chapter reviews U.S. relations with India and Pakistan.

Churchill as Peacemaker

Winston Churchill had an acute appreciation of what belongs to war and what belongs to peace. We tend to remember his resistance to Nazi tyranny during the Second World War and his actions as a man of war. In this book, scholars from the United States, Great Britain, and South Africa examine his other actions and comments, those that reflect the primary focus of Churchill’s long career: his attempts to keep and restore peace throughout the world, from Queen Victoria’s little wars to the Cold War.

Yeltsin Adviser on Russian Elections, 4/1993 (5:26)

Yeltsin: Gorbachev Should Resign, 12/21/1991 (0:14)

Gorbachev Reacts to Minsk Accord, 12/8/1991 (0:23)

Minsk Accord Ends USSR, 12/8/1991 (0:22)

Yeltsin, Gorbachev; CPSU Banned, 8/23/1991 (5:40)

Yeltsin Coup Victory Speech, 8/22/1991 (1:52)

Shevardnadze Speaks, 8/21/1991 Coup (0:29)

Yeltsin at Russian Parliament, 8/21/1991 (1:02)