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Margaret MacMillan - The War That Ended Peace (2013)

While her previous book, Paris 1919 dealt with the end of the First World War, her most recent looks at why war broke out in the first place. 298 more words


The Brewing Arms Race In The Persian Gulf: A Brief Introduction

I’ll be blunt: The Iranian nuclear deal is the very epitome of a bad deal. The drawbacks outnumber the potential benefits by a wide margin. The agreement was negotiated to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. 308 more words

International Relations

27th August, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Washington DC – Norman Foster Ramsey Jr, US physicist.



The (British) Home Front:  The hop growers of Worcestershire are facing a serious labour shortage because inceasing numbers of men are at war and women and girls are being attracted away to better pay in munitions factories. 8 more words

100 Years Ago Today

16th August 1915 (Monday)

War  from the sea!

~ On England’s north-west coast, near Whitehaven, a German submarine surfaces in the early morning hours and shells an explosives factory, followed by local villages. 6 more words

100 Years Ago Today

August 2015 Updates & News

It’s August already. As usual, the year is moving by at a fast clip. After the latest Greek financial crisis came to a conclusion, I took a break from blogging for the last half of July. 442 more words

International Relations

U.S. greenlights sale of 600 Patriot missiles to Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is having a tough summer; all while Lockheed Martin has a banner year. The latest confluence of these trends came Wednesday as the U.S. 986 more words


30th July, 1915 (Friday)

BORN TODAY: in Brighton, England – Rachel Amos (later Bromwich), “Celtic scholar celebrated for her masterly dictionary of Welsh and British legend” .


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100 Years Ago Today