The Balkan Front was a 900-mile front that stretched from the Isonzo River valley in northeast Italy to the Romanian Black Sea coast. The front consisted of a series of largely separate campaigns.
The past is a foreign country we no longer can see. We can't even visit--there is no passport to gain us entry -- so it's high time we stop trying to live there.
René Ifrah has some history that is verrrrry interesting. Most people have roots in one place; this guy has roots in several. How has this helped with his Homeland character?
They walk among us -- those agents of change. Sometimes, we just need to be reminded of who they are. Take note of five noteworthy souls striving to make the world a better place.
GOP governors, members of Congress and presidential candidates are failing the tests of leadership and morality being created by the Syrian refugee crisis. Virtually every Republican supporting the big stall is a professed Christian. Their hypocrisy is glaring.
Germany has changed dramatically since the parliamentary elections in 2013. The silence of the first eight years of Merkel's term is gone, and gone with it is the belief that things are well and fine.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not be able to control more than a sliver of the country, but uniting the various factions in some kind of rainbow coalition may be a pipe dream, despite efforts of those meeting in Vienna for a political solution.
Hours after the Paris attack, the fiery rhetoric emitted in France was reckless. President Francoise Hollande promised a "pitiless" counter-offensive. Within a day, France launched massive airstrikes against the ISIS targets in Syria and Iraq.
Since departing on our global trip we have covered the equivalent of 40 000 miles, which is almost twice around the equator, visiting 4 continents, 12 countries and 40 cities - and we're only getting started.
He went on to say that while we expect too much from our leaders, in 1962, it appeared that someone had emerged who fulfilled all of these unrealistic hopes and dreams. For him, that man was the young U.S. President, John F. Kennedy. For me, that man is Helmut Schmidt.
Palau de la Música Catalana; Barcelona, Spain, Photo credit: kkmarais via Flickr Does the sight of a really incredibly façade make you weak in the...
It looks as if the only way to effectively suppress the terrorists would be if both Sunni and Shia unite against them, and carry the fight door-to-door to root them out.
If a bomb can explode in a stadium in France with the French president sitting in it, there is a problem. The Paris attacks are a wake-up call.
Moderate Muslims are the true front lines in this battle. And they need to be welcomed into our modern world, and helped in moderating the impulses of their young charges.
In my work, I often come across situations in which individuals act in ways that run contrary to what they want. For example, though many understand the necessity of acting in the refugee crisis, their actions fall short of their intentions.
Two Trees in Jerusalem, which has now been translated into English and is newly available in the United States, is a deeply personal, intimate memoir by a German woman, Cornelia Schmalz-Jacobsen, recalling her childhood years in Germany during World War 2 and the Holocaust, and her parents' highly exceptional actions in protecting and rescuing Jews from the Nazis.