Wait a minute, isn't this the 21st?...
Most historians of the last century shy away from the tough questions: Why did Germany -- a country with relatively few Jews and high rates of intermarriage -- succumb to the Nazis...
How the First World War shaped world history and foreign policy.
The after shocks of the earthquake we call the Great War are still being felt today, in the 21st century...
The 20th century was a murderous one, far more so than any other...
A Pacific Century Special Edition: the resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister.
Published on the eve of the 20th century, H. G. Wells’s ‘The War of the Worlds’ (1898) is much more than just a seminal work of science fiction...
George Shultz on how to understand China’s future.
An Interview with Taro Kono, Japan’s Defense Minister.
Historians Niall Ferguson and Victor Davis Hanson will discuss the seminal events of the last century—the two World Wars, the Great Depression, the rise and fall of Soviet communism, and the advent of modernism and globalization—and how Hoover Institution scholars, informed by the lessons of history, have interpreted these tragedies and challenges.
China Flexes Its Muscles; Will President Trump Respond?
Jillian Melchior of the Wall Street Journal reports from the front lines of the protests.
The Coronavirus Cannot Lockdown Power Politics in Asia .
An Interview with Assistant Secretary of State David Stilwell.
Defender-in-Chief and the Trump Doctrine in Asia.
Will China benefit from the Coronavirus disruption?
Caliphate Redivivus? Why a Careful Look at the 7th Century Can Predict How the New Caliphate Will End
When modern Muslims invoke the Khilāfa, the Caliphate as their ideal of governance for the Ummah, the planetary community of all Muslims, and indeed for all humans once converted or killed if stubbornly pagan, they do not refer to the famous caliphates of history from the splendiferous Umayyad, to the longer-lasting Abbasid extinguished by the Mongols in 1258, the Egypt-based and tolerant Fatimid in between, or the Ottoman that lingered till 1924, let alone the extant Ahmadiyya Caliphate that most condemn as heretical.
Niall Ferguson is hot—about as hot as a historian can get...
It is often the case that ambitious volumes of history fall short of providing any fresh answers to, or even clearer interpretations of, the big questions such books inevitably set themselves to address..