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CHINA—TIANANMEN SQUARE—THE U.S. RESPONSE
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CHINA—TIANANMEN SQUARE—THE U.S. RESPONSE

Thirty years ago, Chinese troops stormed Tiananmen Square in Beijing, ruthlessly dispersing what remained of tens of thousands of demonstrators who had been occupying it – and demanding political reforms – for more than a month. In the United States, the outrage to this event was sharp and widespread. President George Bush and his National...

FOUR YEARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD—1989—ENDING THE COLD WAR
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FOUR YEARS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD—1989—ENDING THE COLD WAR

Thirty years ago, on May 29, 1989, President George H.W. Bush led NATO to adopt his proposals to begin the unwinding of the cold war with the Soviet Union. Although the summit meeting six months later between George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev at Malta – which took place in December of 1989 – is usually celebrated as being the milestone date for the end of the cold war, Malta would never have happened without the events that came together in Brussels over Memorial Day Week in 1989.