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A young Chinese man holds up a sign that says "We no longer trust dirty public servants. We trust Mr. Democracy" during an occupation of Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989. The exact date on which this was taken is not known.

30 years after Tiananmen Square massacre, China is more authoritarian than ever but also more capitalist

The Tiananmen square massacre on June 4, 1989, shaped China as we know it today. In the three decades since, China traded freedom for economic growth.
Soldiers from different countries during the opening ceremony of the 2018 NATO Summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, July 11, 2018.

On its 70th anniversary, NATO is bigger than ever — here are its 29 members in action

NATO was formed 70 years ago, as Europe recovered from World War II. The alliance has only grown and is now poised to welcome its 30th member.

The Pentagon is reviving this hard-hitting Cold War strategy to devastate any Chinese and Russian assaults

The "Assault Breaker" concept is back, but this time DARPA aims to defeat attacking enemies with even smarter and more powerful weapons.
Oyster-Adams school houses a fallout shelter in its basement.

There’s an abandoned fallout shelter from the Cold War underneath an elementary school in Washington DC. Take a look inside.

The nuclear fallout shelter under the Oyster-Adams school in DC has remained untouched for over 55 years. It still holds remnants of the Cold War.
Putin and Obama both affected the Doomsday Clock.

23 times the Doomsday Clock moved

There have been a number of events that brought us closer to doomsday, say scientists, including the Cold War and the election of Donald Trump.
A German archive found Russian President Vladimir Putin's old ID card when he served as a KGB officer in East Germany.

A pouting 1980s photo of Putin turned up in a Soviet-era stash of Stasi work IDs

While working for the KGB, Vladimir Putin served with a spy agency in East Germany from 1985 to 1990. He was issued the ID when he was 33.
What appears to be a Russian Sukhoi SU-24 attack aircraft flying over the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea in April 2016. Repeated flights by the Russian warplanes were so close they made wakes in the water, an official said.

The US military’s top officer says Russia and China present different challenges — but they both can rival US power

The world isn't in another Cold War, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says, but there are real challenges to US power on the rise.

The real story of Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet officer who ‘saved’ the world from nuclear war

The lesson of Petrov's service bears repeating as the US and Russia find themselves sliding into a new arms race.
A US Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge, Michigan, practices landing on a un-operational, austere runway in Haapsalu, Estonia, during Saber Strike 18, June 7, 2018.

Air Force A-10 Warthogs are back in the Baltics, practicing for rough landings close to the Russian border

In 2016, US Air Force A-10s practiced landing on highways in Estonia for the first time since 1984. This month, the A-10s are back in the Baltics, practicing their ability to land and take off in rough environments.

These photos show how crazy May Day used to be during the Cold War

For decades, "International Workers Day" was an opportunity for the Soviet-aligned bloc to show off its military hardware. But now, the Cold War is long over and, unless you're a labor organizer or a communist, May 1st is probably just another day on the calendar.