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Why Russia remains relevant

Paul Dibb launches his new book 'Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the Threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia Today'

Inside the Wilderness of Mirrors: Australia and the Threat from the Soviet Union in the Cold War and Russia Today

Paul Dibb’s book is a unique Cold War memoir that gives insights into how Australia saw the threat from the Soviet Union in terms of both national intelligence assessments and ASIO’s operations against the Soviet Embassy. It reveals the crucial importance of the US-Australian base at Pine Gap for monitoring Soviet military communications and why it was Moscow’s nuclear target. And he sets out how close the Soviet Union was to nuclear war with America in 1983.

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