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The How-Many-Years' War

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.31.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Being in the midst of history sometimes mean events are not seen in the "big picture" view that historians often later take, when looking back at the period.

A Walk in the Woods: A U.S. - Russia Rendezvous, in a "No-Try" Zone?

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books
Joseph Cooper

"Andrey, this is our best proposal to date. The President has dedicated himself to the image of peacemaker. He wants to do some lasting work. You s...

Franklin Roosevelt 70 Years On: America Never Really Recovered From FDR's Passing

William Bradley | Posted 04.12.2015 | Politics
William Bradley

Hillary Clinton, who will perhaps coincidentally announce her presidential candidacy on this 70th anniversary of FDR's death, can only hope to match even part of her fellow New Yorker's vast accomplishments.

Saluting Muslim American Patriots

Craig Considine | Posted 06.10.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

The Muslim Americans who have served in the U.S. military are an important reminder that Americans are not bound by religion, but by values that extend beyond their ethnic and racial backgrounds.

Armistice Day and WWI's Global Effects

Christopher McKnight Nichols | Posted 01.11.2015 | World
Christopher McKnight Nichols

What rapidly came to be called the "Great War" was widely understood not just as a "world" war but also as an "epochal" moment in world history. It was the first "total war" in which entire nations and peoples could be organized toward the waging of war.

Imagining World War III -- In 2034

Artyom Lukin | Posted 10.04.2014 | World
Artyom Lukin

If the next world war is to happen, it will most likely be in Asia and feature a clash between the incumbent hegemon, the United States, and the principal challenger, China. The good news is China does not want war now and in the foreseeable future, primarily because Beijing knows too well that the odds are not on its side. But if we look ahead 20 years from now, in 2034, the odds will have shifted significantly.

On Centennial, Seven Harvard Scholars List Lessons of WWI -- And How They Might Apply Today

Nathan Gardels | Posted 09.30.2014 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week marks the centennial of the outbreak of World War I. WorldPost contributors such as Walter Russell Mead and Artyom Lukin have asked whether events in 2014 parallel those of 1914. Here, seven scholars from the Belfer Center at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government offer the historical lessons they see.

Have We Gone From a Post-War to a Pre-War World?

Walter Russell Mead | Posted 09.06.2014 | World
Walter Russell Mead

Only a few years ago, most western observers believed that the age of geopolitical rivalry and great power war was over. Today, with Russian forces in Ukraine, religious wars exploding across the Middle East, and territorial disputes leading to one crisis after another in the East and South China seas, the outlook is darker. Serious people now ask whether we have moved from a post-war into a pre-war world. Could some incident somewhere in the world spark another global war?

White Spots

Eva Claudia Schweitzer | Posted 10.28.2013 | Books
Eva Claudia Schweitzer

Sometimes, if only rarely, a political author stays fresh over time, over a long time. One of those is Kurt Tucholsky. Tucholsky was a German Jew born in 1890s Berlin who took his own life in 1935, in Sweden.

The Yanks Are Coming

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Daniel N. Nelson

As we mourn yet more war dead and grievously injured from the last decade of warfare, let's promise ourselves no more. This is a time to heal while defending, to wonder both what we have done and to repair our wounds.

D-Day Anniversary Marked With Release Of Rare Color Photos

Posted 06.06.2012 | World

Sixty-eight years ago, a brave U.S. Army major from Pennsylvania and his fellow soldiers parachuted into France on a mission to destroy four German 10...

Georgina Harding, Author of Orange Prize for Fiction Shortlisted Painter of Silence (VIDEO)

Crane.tv | Posted 07.25.2012 | Arts
Crane.tv

Painter of Silence, Georgina Harding's third novel -- recently shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction -- is set in Romania in the early fifties ...

Britain's Last First World War Veteran Shuns Remembrance Day For "Glorifying Law"

Telegraph | Bonnie Malkin in Sydney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In July Claude Choules, 108, became Britain's sole survivor from the 1914-1918 war, following the death of Harry Patch, aged 111....