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That a Russian hero of the Cold War could die in May, but his death go unmarked until this month, perhaps tells us everything we need to know about how Stanislav Petrov's home country remembered his internationally famous actions.
Petrov, 77, was largely unheralded in his own country, despite an act of bravery that likely prevented nuclear armaggedon and kept the world in course.
To understand his choice, first dial the clock back to the summer of [...]
Source: Global Post
As the intense heat of the midday sun beats down, Gladys Nekesa is often found standing in line to receive food at a refugee shelter in northern Uganda.
Nekesa, though, is not one of the nearly 285,000 South Sudanese refugees living in the Bidi Bidi refugee camp. She is a Ugandan from Gulu, a district about 100 miles away from the shelter site.
“I'm very hungry so I am pretending to be a refugee to [...]
Source: Global Post
Source: Latin America | CFR
A picture essay on the Saudi kingdom might easily resemble an atrocity exhibition.[...]
Source: History Today Blog
The official phase of “Zapad-2017”, the biggest Russian-Belarusian military exercise this year, started on September 14, 2017. Yet, this event has been analysed by security pundits for months. There were many speculations about how this exercise will change the regional dynamics and security situation. The aim of this article is to put “Zapad-2017” into a larger perspective. How do the Russian armed forces train and what is the purpose of those drills? What has [...]
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs