Fall of the Berlin Wall

Twenty-five years after the fall of one of the world’s most visible symbols of the Cold War, history is revealing some little-known facts about the events of Nov. 9, 1989. Source: Nine surprising facts about the fall of the Berlin Wall

News Articles from ’89 Fall of Berlin Wall

WASHINGTON – In the closing days of World War II, German troops and refugees streamed westward, trying desperately to surrender to the Americans. Their goal: avoiding capture by the Russians and confinement behind what their propaganda minister, Joseph Goebbels, had already called “the Iron Curtain.” Source: Berlin Wall’s fall signaled changes in global affairs – […]

Want to Make a Dent in World Hunger? Build Better Roads

By Kenneth M. Quinn “It was 1968, and the Green Revolution—sparked by World Food Prize founder Norman Borlaug’s “miracle wheat”—was spreading to Southeast Asia in the form of IR8, a “miracle rice” with a shortened growing cycle.While agricultural extension agents urged farmers in my district to plant the new IR8 rice, engineers were upgrading the […]