This is an Canadian Broadcasting Corporation news clips discussing the state of Southern Africa. Zimbabwe was under white minority rule and still faced colonial domination. A young Robert Mugabe appears in the report explaining his objections to racialism and segregation. When Africans, Asians, and coloreds are separated from the rest of society, this automatically designates […]Read more "Robert Mugabe on Rhodesia (1960s)"
This is a British news clip from Eco describing Muammar Qaddafi and his activities in regards to national liberation movements. The beginning of the excerpt shows Qaddafi meeting with Somalian leader Siad Barre. The film claims both are fanatics and even goes as far as to say “the man has turned the benefit of vast […]Read more "Libya, Oil, and Muammar Qaddafi (1972)"
President John F. Kennedy wanted to have friendly relations with emerging African nations. This was a period of anti-colonial independence movements and Cold War tensions were increasing to new heights. Kennedy’s African foreign policy may not have been completely altruistic. The Soviet Union was becoming a popular sponsor and ally to newly independent nations in […]Read more "President John F. Kennedy’s Remarks of Welcome to President Nkrumah of Ghana (1961)"
There was a period in which the US favored Iraq as a partner. The Iran-Iraq War began in 1980 and the United States began to tilt toward the government of Saddam Hussein. He was provided computer mainframes, arms, and even chemical weapons with the hope that Iraq could be victorious in the conflict. The Ronald […]Read more "Donald Rumsfeld Meets Saddam Hussein (1983)"
China and North Korea have been linked together politically since the 1940s. Around this time China had abandoned Maoism and was moving toward a liberalized economy. Under Deng Xiaoping this occurred and it seems that the relationship with North Korea would be complicated. Mao’s leadership contributed to North Korea’s survival in the 1950 to 1953 […]Read more "Kim Il Sung Visits Deng Xiaoping (1991)"
Benazir Bhutto became the first female Prime Minister of Pakistan. She was also the first female Prime Minister of a majority Muslim nation. She became active in politics when her father Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was deposed and executed by the military regime of Muhammad Zia Haq. Benazir Bhutto then organized under house arrest […]Read more "Benazir Bhutto Interview (1995)"
Lee Kuan Yew answers questions from a panel for a Meet the Press Interview. This aired in 1967.He was the first prime minister of Singapore. Here he explains that he wishes the US should use restraint in the Vietnam War. As he states “it is not black and white.” Prime Minister Yew explains that Asia […]Read more "Lee kuan Yew Meet the Press Interview"