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Deutschland 89, the sequel to @Deutschland83  , follows the path of superspy Martin Rauch after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The reopening of the food courts of Canberra is not exactly the opening of the Berlin Wall. But in Woden this morning there was still relief - mild rejoicing even.

My 2014 conversation with Brent Scowcroft about the fall of the Berlin Wall, just one of the many world events he worked on at the highest levels in a storied career:

John FitzGerald: The legacy of the Iron Curtain is still in evidence in social and political attitudes across the EU thirty years on from the fall of the Berlin Wall

"The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 30 years later" @69News  story nominated for Historic/Cultural News Single Story or Series category in the Emmy Awards. The awards show will stream virtually Sept. 19.

"The Standardization of Demoralization Procedures" is an unsettling simulation of living in a state that denies basic facts & perpetuates inane claims. Three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall, one wishes this mind-set didn’t feel quite so familiar.

A two-state idea "is no more 'impossible' than was the fall of the Berlin Wall or the disappearance of the Soviet Union," writes @NYTimesCohen  

August is often anything but "quiet" '45: Atomic bombs dropped on Japan '61: Berlin Wall '64: Gulf of Tonkin '74: Nixon resigns '90: Iraq invades Kuwait '91: Soviet coup ’11: S&P downgrade '17: Charlottesville '18: McCain dies

@stengel  says the US withdrawing almost 12,000 troops from Germany is Russian President Putin's "dream since he was a KGB officer in Dresden and watched the Berlin Wall fall."


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Gonna tell my kids this is how they broke down the Berlin Wall

These Berliners sent Trump a 2.7-ton piece of the Berlin Wall in protest of his own proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border

On November 9, 1989, the world watched as the people of Berlin tore down the wall that had separated families, friends & a city for more than a generation. Today, we honor 30 years since their triumph & call on world leaders to take heed of their example. #BerlinWall30 

Far and away, almost all of Ronald Reagan's references to a border wall were about tearing down the Berlin Wall. Could find no speech where he mentioned building a US border wall.

With Monday's massacre, Israel has now killed more than 90 Palestinians in the past six weeks for approaching the fence it placed around Gaza, surpassing the total number of East Germans shot and killed for trying to scale the Berlin Wall from 1961 to 1989

Surely this is a new game. I'll have a go. Everyone here at the fall of the Berlin Wall is talking about the new Kylie Minogue album.

27 years ago today the whole world celebrated the falling of the Berlin Wall, 1989.

8,000 glowing balloons will recreate the Berlin Wall this weekend

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Tonight #Berlin  is divided again… balloons lighting up route of the former #Wall  via @schmidtsdorf  #Lichtgrenze 

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