The tensions within the UN following the shooting down of Korean Airlines flight 007.
A European plea to the US Senate reminds Alistair Cooke of the 1919 Treaty of Versailles.
Mike examines the events surrounding a massacre of Allied POWs by the Japanese in 1943.
Carter weighs up boycott of Moscow Olympics.
President's threat over Olympic boycott criticised.
Louise K Wilson asks fellow artists why the Cold War is so creatively inspiring.
Kevin Le Gendre discovers how Louis Armstrong came to play jazz in communist East Germany.
Professor David Rothkopf discovers how modern history has changed the face of diplomacy.
An American-backed invasion of Cuba fails.
Would the Russians prefer to see a Democrat in the White House this year?
Should we remember Henry Kissinger as America's wise strategist or its ruthless operator?
Nick Fraser considers the role of intellectuals in relation to world events.
Cultural exchanges usher in a new era of Soviet-American relations.
In the aftermath of the shooting-down of the Korean airliner, fear of Russia returns.
Mike Thomson discovers how close Britain's greatest cold war secret was to being exposed.
Why did Gorbachev's visit to Japan fail to encourage financial investment?
Embargo on grain exports to Russia fails.
Dock workers boycott grain shipments to USSR.
Soviet foreign minister Gromyko threatens to sink SALT treaty.
An escalation in tension during the Cold War, as an airliner is shot down over Russia.
The 1991 May Day parade in Moscow is discussed with UN Soviet Ambassador Andrei Gromyko.
Uproar over Soviet use of 'spy dust' to keep track of Americans in Moscow.
How a satellite TV link-up between American and Soviet women led to misunderstanding.
Reagan suggests arms limitation talks.
Professor Laurence Martin explores the strategic limitations of nuclear weapons.
Alistair Cooke remembers the Cuban missile crisis and Nixon's golf club scandal.
US and Soviet leaders in dual New Year greetings broadcasts.
President Reagan proposes a space-based missile platform.
US agreement over grain for Russia deal.