Revisiting the End of the Cold War (Project-Syndicate)

Thirty years ago this week, the world watched in awe as thousands brought down the Berlin Wall, marking the beginning of the end of the Cold War. Today, however, democracy is in crisis, and authoritarianism is once again on the rise – including in countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain.

https://www.project-syndicate.org/podcasts/revisiting-the-end-of-the-cold-war

John Lewis Gaddis is the Robert A. Lovett Professor of History at Yale and the author of several books, including, The Cold War: A New History.

Elmira Bayrasli is the co-founder and CEO of Foreign Policy Interrupted and the author of From The Other Side of The World: Extraordinary Entrepreneurs, Unlikely Places.