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Farewell to a Cold War Warrior

On the day we started this blog a great warrior of the Cold War was buried in London. Baroness Thatcher (1925-2013) was conservative leader and primeminister of Great Britain from 1979-1990 which is the period many believe to be the most dangerous time of the Cold War. Together with US President Ronald Reagan they had a mutual distrust of communism but worked hard to organise treaties to secure nuclear weapons balance (MAD – Mutually Assured Destruction) and eventually to reduce nuclear arsenals across the superpowers. Thatcher was the first western leader to welcome Soviet Premiere Gorbachev and it was the summits with Gorbachev & Reagan that led to the collapse […]