The Cold War between the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. began in 1945, following World War II, and continued until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1989. Among the most dramatic events of the Cold War were: the Soviet takeover of Eastern Europe, the House of Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) and the McCarthy Communist “witch hunts,” the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the Cuban Missile Crisis. Our study group will view the highly-acclaimed and very engrossing CNN documentary film series, Cold War, which vividly depicts the history and politics of this tense and dangerous era. Each class session will consist of two 50-minute episodes, followed by a discussion of the issues. Supplemental materials will be emailed before class. Join us and gain a better understanding of how the Cold War still affects world order and foreign policy today.