19 episodes

Coming in from the Cold explores forgotten—or never-remembered—national security policy initiatives, incidents and events during the Cold War. In each episode Cold War Historian Bill Rosenau, sits down with experts on a wide range of topics to discuss these events and how they are relevant to today’s challenges.

The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.

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    • 4.9, 19 Ratings

Coming in from the Cold explores forgotten—or never-remembered—national security policy initiatives, incidents and events during the Cold War. In each episode Cold War Historian Bill Rosenau, sits down with experts on a wide range of topics to discuss these events and how they are relevant to today’s challenges.

The views expressed here are those of the commentators and do not necessarily reflect the views of CNA or any of its sponsors.

    American Counter-Insurgency and Policing

    American Counter-Insurgency and Policing

    On this episode, Professor Stuart Schrader of John Hopkins University and CNA’s Stephen Rickman join Bill. They discuss how counter-insurgency tactics used by the U.S. military abroad were repatriated and used by police departments in American cities.

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    • 43 min
    The Bear Came Over the Mountain

    The Bear Came Over the Mountain

    Paul Saunders and Alex Powell join Bill to discuss the Soviet Invasion of Afghanistan, and how world powers continue to make the same mistakes.  
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    • 34 min
    Disinformation Cont.

    Disinformation Cont.

    This month on Coming in from the Cold, Kasey Stricklin returns for another discussion of disinformation, this time with Thomas Rid Professor of Strategic Studies at John Hopkins University.

    • 37 min
    From AIDS to Covid-19: Disease and Disinformation

    From AIDS to Covid-19: Disease and Disinformation

    Special Guest Doug Selvage of the Humboldt University in Berlin and returning guest Kasey Stricklin, join Bill to discuss the how the Soviet Union and Russian Federation craft disinformation campaigns around pandemics.  
    Additional Reading
    Wilson Center: Operation “Denver”: KGB and Stasi Disinformation regarding AIDS, by Doug Selvage
    CNA InDepth: Russia's Coronavirus Messaging and Disinformation, by Kasey Stricklin

    • 38 min
    The Fateful Triangle

    The Fateful Triangle

    Special Guest Tanvi Madan of the Brookings Institution and Nilanthi Samaranayake join Bill to discuss, the shifting relationship between India, China and the United States during the Cold War.

    • 44 min
    The Cold War at the Top of the World

    The Cold War at the Top of the World

    On this episode of Coming in from the Cold, Bill and his guests put the cold in Cold War. Steve Wills returns along with Josh Tallis to discuss the history of the Cold War in the Arctic, and its implications for modern Arctic security.

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

lakmepaws ,

Smart and entertaining

Fascinating nuggets of history, rave ideas, and entertaining insight. Love it.

Rico Boothman ,

Great show!

Fascinating exploration of the Cold War and its legacy

Ashurbanipals ,

Excellent podcast

Bill Rosenau helps shed light on understudied aspects of the Cold War that carry implications for current US policy. Definitely worth a listen.

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