The Heat: Cuban Missile Crisis – 60 Years Later

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October, 1962. For 13 days the United States and Soviet Union came perilously close to nuclear war. We look back at lessons learned and how both superpowers managed to avoid a human catastrophe.

Sixty years ago, the world was on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Today, when humanity is threatened by the stockpile of nuclear warheads and armed conflicts, the unforgettable events in 1962 are a relevant reminder of an important lesson in human history.

Joining the discussion:

  • Cristina Escobar is a Cuban journalist and political analyst.
  • Peter Kuznick is a history professor and the director of American University’s Nuclear Studies Institute.
  • Pavel Felgenhauer is a defense analyst and columnist for Novaya Gazeta.
  • Luis Chirino is a CGTN correspondent.