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Ukrainian Jews Stirred by Anti-Semitic Pamphlet in East Region

Ukraine’s Jewish community was rattled today by an anti-Semitic pamphlet distributed in Donetsk, a city in the country’s eastern region where the government has been battling separatists. 215 more words


The US/NATO Enlargement Project: Building a Russian Wall

Renee Parsons writes for CounterPunch:

In February, 1990, US Secretary of State James Baker (1989-1992), representing President George HW Bush, traveled to Moscow to meet with Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev regarding the possible  471 more words


Putin says annexation of Crimea a reaction to NATO expansion, US missile defence plans

From Reuters:

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said Russia had been forced to respond to NATO enlargement and that its annexation of Crimea, home to its Black Sea Fleet, was partly influenced by the Western military alliance’s expansion into eastern Europe.  344 more words


The "Bassetlaw" mini-album

Sometimes a change of scenery is the best inspiration. I never get tired of living in London, but there are occasions when you feel like you’ve seen and heard it all. 864 more words

This Week's Top Picks in Imperial & Global History

Marc-William Palen

Here are some good reads for your imperial and global weekend: From cartographic colonialism and the socialist origins of capitalism, to new archival photos of Victorian Egypt and reviving Cold War era containment.

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I am back from my weekend trip to Berlin and certainly have a lot to say about the city and what we did! Five other GCP friends and I decided to go to Berlin, Germany’s capital city, for a weekend trip during our internship period, meaning we had to leaven super early Saturday morning and get back super late Sunday night so that we could maximize our time in Berlin and still be at work from 9 to 5 on Friday and Monday. 1,478 more words