What have we learned from the Cuban Missile Crisis 50 years later?


Strobe Talbott
Strobe Talbott, president of Brookings Institution, addresses the 2012 Drell Lecture.
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Rod Searcey


Fifty years ago, the Soviet Union and the United States stood on the brink of nuclear war. For thirteen days in October 1962, people around the world held their breath and hoped for a peaceful resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis. CISAC convened a distinguished panel for the Oct. 22 event to discuss and debate the crisis from the perspectives of Moscow and Washington, and consider what history has taught us since those thirteen days in 1962. You can watch the full event here. And check out our Storify page on the event.