Yakov Lvovich Alpert
Yakov Lvovich Alpert (Russian: Яков Львович Альперт) (March 1, 1911 – October 5, 2010) was a Soviet-born American physicist whose principal field of research was space plasma physics.
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Eastern Bloc emigration and defection
Eastern Bloc emigration and defection was a point of controversy during the Cold War. After World War II, emigration restrictions were imposed by countries in the Eastern Bloc, which consisted of the ...
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Hollanditis
Hollanditis was a term coined in 1981 by the American historian Walter Laqueur. It was used to describe the wave of pacifist neutralism that swept through the Netherlands in the first half of the 1980...
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Kremlinology
Kremlinology is the study and analysis of the politics and policies of Communist states, and especially of the former Soviet Union. The term is synonymous with Sovietology. In popular culture, the ter...
Massive retaliation
Massive retaliation, also known as a massive response or massive deterrence, is a military doctrine and nuclear strategy in which a state commits itself to retaliate in much greater force in the even...
Dollar imperialism
Dollar imperialism is a Cold War term by the Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov of the Soviet Union that believed the Marshall Plan was being used by the United States to create a 'sphere of influenc...
Fortress North America
Fortress North America is a term used both during the Second World War and more often in the Cold War to refer to the option of defending Canada and the United States against their enemies if the rest...
Brinkmanship (Cold War)
Brinkmanship is a term coined during the Cold War to describe the tactic of seeming to approach the verge of war in order to persuade one's opposition to retreat. It was an effective tactic because ne...
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Mutual assured destruction
Mutually assured destruction, or mutual assured destruction (MAD), is a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy in which a full-scale use of high-yield weapons of mass destruction b...
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Marshall Plan
The Marshall Plan (officially the European Recovery Program, ERP) was the American initiative to aid Europe and Asia, in which the United States gave $13 billion (approximately $160 billion in current...
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Yosef Mendelevitch
Yosef Mendelevitch (or Mendelovitch) (b. 1947 in Riga), was a Jewish refusenik from the former Soviet Union, also known as a "Prisoner of Zion" and now a politically unaffiliated rabbi living in Jerus...
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Détente
Détente ([detɑ̃t], meaning "relaxation") is the easing of strained relations, especially in a political situation.The term is often used in reference to the general easing of the geo-political tension...
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War of ideas
The War of Ideas is a clash of opposing ideals, ideologies, or concepts through which nations or groups use strategic influence to promote their interests abroad. The “battle space” of this conflict i...
Pinchas Polonsky
Pinchas Polonsky (Russian: Полонский Петр (Пинхас) Ефимович, born 1958) is a Russian-Israeli religious philosopher and researcher, popularizer of Judaism, and an original thinker in the middle of ...
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Maria Weizman
Maria Weizmann (Russian: Мари́я Ве́йцман; 1893, Pinsk, Russian Empire (now in Belarus) - ?) was a sister of Israeli politician and scientist Chaim Weizmann (the first President of the State o...
Victor Brailovsky
Dr Victor Brailovsky (Hebrew: ויקטור בריילובסקי‎, born 27 December 1935) is a computer scientist, aliyah activist and a former Israeli politician. He served as Minister of Science and Technology...
Domino theory
The domino theory was a theory prominent from the 1950s to the 1980s, that speculated that if one state in a region came under the influence of communism, then the surrounding countries would follow ...
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Balance of terror
The phrase "balance of terror" is usually, but not invariably, used in reference to the nuclear arms race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.It describes the tenuous pe...
Free World
The Free World is a Cold War–era term for the non-communist countries of the world. The free world included countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Canada, West German...
Czechoslovak coup d'état of 1948
The 1948 Czechoslovak coup d'état (often simply the Czech coup) (Czech: Únor 1948, Slovak: Február 1948, both meaning "February 1948") – in Communist historiography known as "Victorious Februa...
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Dissolution of the Soviet Union
The dissolution of the Soviet Union was formally enacted on December 26, 1991, as a result of the declaration no. 142-Н of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union, acknowledging the independence of the...
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Finlandization
Finlandization (Finnish: suomettuminen; Swedish: finlandisering; German: Finnlandisierung) is the process by which one powerful country strongly influences the policies of a smaller neighb...
Cuban Missile Crisis
The Cuban Missile Crisis, also known as the October Crisis (Spanish: Crisis de octubre), The Missile Scare, or the Caribbean Crisis (Russian: Карибский кризис, tr. Karibskiy krizis), was a 13-...
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Megadeath
Megadeath (or megacorpse) is a term for one million deaths by nuclear explosion. The term was used by scientists and thinkers who strategized likely outcomes of all-out nuclear warfare. The Oxford En...
Korean War
The Korean War (in South Korea: Hangeul: 한국전쟁, Hanja: 韓國戰爭, "Korean War"; in North Korea: 조국해방전쟁, Joguk Haebang Jeonjaeng, "Fatherland Liberation War"; 25 June 1950 – 27 July 1953) was a war between N...
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