The Fall of the Berlin Wall: 30 Years Later
Few expected the Berlin Wall to come down on November 9, 1989, or that it would set off a great tidal wave of change across Germany, Europe, and the world.
AICGS celebrates the thirtieth anniversary of the fall of the Wall with commentaries and analysis looking at events as they unfolded and how we remember them, the impact of a unifying Germany on domestic policies in East and West, the role of the transatlantic partnership, and understanding the divisions today.
Look to the very heart of Europe, to Berlin, and you will see a great truth shining brighter with each passing day: The quest for freedom is stronger than steel, more permanent than concrete.
– George H.W. Bush, November 11, 1989