Cold War: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

Greenland

Greenland is an autonomous country of the Kingdom of Denmark, located at the crossroads between the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. It is the world’s largest Island and lies east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The Capital of Greenland is Nuuk which hosted the 2016 Arctic Winter Games. Greenland also has over 70% of its energy ..

United States withdrawn from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

The United States has officially withdrawn from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty with Russia. The INF Treaty is a Cold War-era missile treaty that was signed by then US President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in 1987. The treaty banned both countries from deploying land-launched cruise missiles in the 500- to 5,500-km range. ..

Study on Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

A study published in the Science Advances journal analyzed four decades of ice loss for 650 of the largest glaciers across a 2,000 km transect in the Himalayas. The study compared data obtained by Cold War-era spy satellites with images from modern stereo satellites and makes the following observations: Himalayan glaciers have lost more than ..

United States suspends its obligations under INF

The Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty is a Cold War-era missile treaty that was a signed in 1987 between the United States and the Soviet Union. Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, the treaty barred both countries from deploying land-launched cruise missiles in the 500- to 5,500-km range. It was a key to ending ..