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Why The UK And US Are United States Again... At Long Last: Critics Said Joe Biden And Boris Johnson Would Be The Death Of The Special Relationship But Niall Ferguson Says That Submarine Deal Proves Them Wrong

via Daily Mail
Monday, September 20, 2021

For 20 years — ever since I began to work in the U.S. — I have tended to say that the ‘special relationship’ between the United Kingdom and United States is more special to Britons than to Americans.

Columns in the Precinct of the Priest of Poseidon, Delos, Greece

When There Were Giants: Three Great Classicists

by Victor Davis Hansonvia The New Criterion
Friday, October 1, 2021

Classics is not just an abstraction of values, legacies, literature, and history. Whether it comes alive or stays moribund in the modern age hinges on the success or failure of classicists in the classroom, in public fora, and in print. 

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France In The Sahel Is A Policeman Trying To Escape From Prison

by Michel Goyavia The Caravan
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

On the 10th June, 2021, President Macron announced 'the end of Operation Barkhane' in the Sahel, but he did not announce France's withdrawal from the war against Salafi-jihadist organisations in the area. This is simply a new avatar of France's military engagement in the Sahel after Nicolas Sarkozy's ‘Sahel plan’ and the start of the Special Forces' Operation Sabre in 2009, operation Serval in 2013 and operation Barkhane in 2014. 

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From The Middle East To The Sahel And Throughout Africa: How Russia Pushes Western Powers Towards The Exit

by Isabelle Lasserrevia The Caravan
Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa, the Sahel, the Middle East, Afghanistan. Like an octopus, Russia has extended its tentacles to every crisis riddled corner, filling the void created by the withdrawal of Western forces. Occasionally partnering with Turkey to better share the imperial burden, Vladimir Putin has once again inserted Moscow as a major player on the international scene. To what extent can it take the place of democratic powers?

Analysis and Commentary

In Germany’s Election, The Fate Of The EU Is At Stake

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

After Merkel, the incoming coalition will have to prove that democracy can meet Europe’s great challenges

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Big Lies That Won’t Die: Chinese Communist Party Propaganda About Korea And COVID-19

by Miles Maochun Yuvia Military History in the News
Monday, September 13, 2021

In May, the White House ordered America’s intelligence agencies to deliver a report on COVID-19’s origins within 90 days. And when the inconclusive findings came out last month, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) accelerated its big lie of the pandemic: that the virus originated not in Wuhan, but at the U.S. Army base at Fort Detrick, Maryland.

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Ukraine Finds Cold Comfort In White House

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, September 8, 2021

While Kyiv keeps Russia at bay, Washington also keeps its would-be ally at arm’s length.


Challenges And Opportunities From The Pandemic In Europe: The Case Of Italy

by Elena Pastorino, Alessandra Foglivia Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)
Tuesday, August 31, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with challenges that are unprecedented in recent times. For the bloc of 27 European countries and roughly 500 million people that constitute the European Union (EU), these challenges have been coupled with those stemming from its peculiar design.

Analysis and Commentary

Bret Devereaux On Ancient Greece And Rome

interview with Russ Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 30, 2021

Historian Bret Devereaux of the University of North Carolina talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about our understanding of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Devereaux highlights the gap between the reality of Greece and Rome and how they're portrayed in popular culture. The conversation focuses on the diversity of ancient Rome and the military prowess of Sparta.


How Angela Merkel Turned Back The Clock Of German History

by Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Sunday, August 29, 2021

The outgoing German chancellor is overrated at home and abroad.