As the summer term draws to a close, it’s been a very busy few weeks for me. I’m in the middle of my new novel ( 42 more words
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Most leaders possess a strength of character, charisma even, for which they are either admired or disliked, loved or loathed, but always acknowledged. Walter Ulbricht, East Germany’s head of state from 1950 to 1973, was an unusually dull man, devoid of personality, devoted to the socialist cause, but with no empathy for the working masses, the very people he was supposedly fighting for. 977 more words
We restarted the Cold War: The real story about the NATO buildup that the New York Times won’t tell you, by Patrick L. Smith
The US government has been on a multi-decade losing streak in the foreign intervention game against minor league opponents. Now it appears to be suiting up for a bout with an opponent, Russia, who is definitely major league but who doesn’t appear to be looking for a match. 557 more words
Sino-European Relations during the Cold War and the Rise of a Multipolar World combines critical oral history with newly translated documentary sources to provide insights into the dynamics of Sino-European relations, past and present, and recent and ongoing global power shifts. 212 more words
President Dwight Eisenhower discusses the 1955 Geneva Conference and his Open Skies peace proposal to the Soviet Union. See the video on YouTube.