History

How Kosovo Poisoned America's Relationship with Russia

F-117 Kosovo

Ted Galen Carpenter
Washington, DC perpetuated and deepened its Balkan blunder a few years after the Bosnia intervention when it intervened in Kosovo. Civil strife in Serbia’s restless, predominantly Albanian province, simmered and then flared in the mid-and late-1990s.

The United States and the Russian devil: 1917-2017

The Russian devil

By William Blum

 "Information Clearing House" - Conservatives have had a very hard time getting over President Trump’s much-repeated response to Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly’s calling Russian president Vladimir Putin “a killer”. Replied Trump: “There are a lot of killers. We have a lot of killers. You think our country is so innocent?”

Trumpus Andronicus? What the Byzantine Empire can tell us

Trumpus Andronicus

By MAXIMILIAN LAU

Comparisons have abounded between historical villains and Donald Trump, but Maximilian Lau finds 12th century similarities that may have a useful message 

The ‘Intellectual Partition’ of Cyprus,

‘Intellectual Partition’ Cyprus

The ‘Macmillan Doctrine’ and the talks held in Geneva in August 1974 and January 2017

Klearchos A. Kyriakides

Published in Agora Dialogue on 9 January 2017

In his seminal book, Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle considers the virtues associated with justice, as well as the vices inherent in injustice.
In this context, Aristotle engages in a deep discussion as to the two types of transaction into which a party may enter.

45 years of terrorist attacks in Europe, visualized

Terrorist attacks in Europe


From 1970-2015: 4,724 people died from bombings. 2,588 from assassinations. 2,365 from assaults. 548 from hostage situations. 159 from hijackings. 114 from building attacks. Thousands wounded or missing.

Merkel Battles History

Merkel Renzi


As the German chancellor stands for re-election, she must grapple with the rising tide of nationalism.
By Jacob L. Shapiro

The U.K. is leaving the European Union. Donald Trump, he of the threats to pull U.S. support from NATO and the ambiguous relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, is president-elect of the United States. Marine Le Pen is doing well in French polls, and even if she loses (which in light of the recent performance of opinion polling should be regarded as a healthy possibility), upcoming French elections are already centering around issues of French identity and immigration. 

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