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.
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?
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..
There is war in Europe. No, I’m not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914 (and rile John Humphrys). I’m talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war – “ambiguous war”, as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather than outright, declared war between two sovereign states, but still war. And war rages around the edges of Europe, in Syria, Iraq and Gaza.
Former US National Security Advisor and Secretary of State, Henry Kissinger, has outlined his “path out of the Middle East collapse”, suggesting the US administration to define its new priorities and a new strategy in the region, as the old geopolitical structure, which lasted four decades, is currently “in shambles”, due to Russia's involvement.
During the Second World War, President Franklin Roosevelt, Premier Joseph Stalin, and Prime Minister Winston Churchill exchanged hundreds of cables and held two summit meetings, coordinating the vast allied effort to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Panelists will discuss why the peaceful new international order that the three agreed to establish after the conflict turned instead into the Cold War.
Glimpses into the world of the celebrated thinkers who brought the atomic age to life. By Bertrand M. Patenaude.