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Angels Ever Bright and Fair Katie Holyoak Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:25 [...]
Tue, Oct 13, 2020
Source: History Today Blog

Cover of the June 30, 2016 issue of ‘Excelsior' carried an illustration of a Russian soldier on horseback with a refugee child in his arms. The picture was captioned, ‘The Symbol of Protection of the Armenians by Russians.'

Whether it be the conflict in Syria, skirmishes in Crimea, Ukraine and Chechnya or the recent outbreak of conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia, the old disputes that were never fully resolved have often broken out into armed conflict [...]

Fri, Oct 09, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

As we speak, the world is plagued by the coronavirus, which has claimed more than one million lives worldwide. While many commentators have noted that the pandemic has created the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, horrific mental health problems among a great segment of the population and great social unrest, not enough people have noticed that the pandemic has also led to the strengthening of Islamist extremism across the globe.

According [...]

Thu, Oct 08, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs

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Recent high-level diplomatic visits to Taiwan risk rupturing permanently the U.S.' “One China” policy. This policy is the foundation of the U.S.-China peaceful relationship. As Taiwan is the most preeminent security issue in U.S.-China relations, a miscalculation from either side, leading to a military conflict cannot be entirely ruled out.

U.S.-China relations are currently quite abysmal and tensions run the full [...]

Wed, Oct 07, 2020
Source: Foreign Policy Blogs
Who's the Reader? Katie Holyoak Tue, 10/06/2020 - 09:15 [...]
Tue, Oct 06, 2020
Source: History Today Blog

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