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The Great Thaw: Climate Change and the Post-Cold War World

The Great Thaw: Climate Change and the Post-Cold War World

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the geopolitical climate frozen from the Cold War along with our understanding of climate change and its security risks have thawed.

Unending Reform Attempts at the IMF: Organised Hypocrisy or Bricolage?

Unending Reform Attempts at the IMF: Organised Hypocrisy or Bricolage?

It is puzzling why an international institution sees the need to reform and attempts it while preserving some core aspects that detract from its legitimacy.

Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

Telling the Story of the Comfort Women

By telling the story of the comfort women and identifying all responsible parties, a future world can be built where all women will experience dignity and respect.

The Great War and the Polish Question in Imperial Russia, 1914–1917

The Great War and the Polish Question in Imperial Russia, 1914–1917

This study uncovers the evolution of the Kiev press’s attitude towards the Poles within the context of the German‑Russian clash in the First World War.

Herbert C. Hoover and Poland, 1929–1933: Between Myth and Reality

Herbert C. Hoover and Poland, 1929–1933: Between Myth and Reality

The US approach towards Poland and Polish matters during Hoover’s presidency in the context of East Central European policy was extremely important, yet hardly archived.

The Weimar Republic’s Policies Towards the Baltic Germans

The Weimar Republic’s Policies Towards the Baltic Germans

Post-WWI the Baltic States not only slipped away from the German sphere of influence, but they also deprived the Baltic-Germans of their previous ruling status.

Disputing Venezuela’s Disputes

Disputing Venezuela’s Disputes

Disputes regarding the severity of the Venezuelan crisis, the need for international intervention, and authorities legitimately are the core of Venezuela’s problems.

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

5 Reasons Why the West Got Islamist Terrorism Wrong

Essentializing Islam will not help us find a solution to the use of violence by Muslims. On the contrary, it will only impede the understanding of anti-Western terrorism.

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

The Iranian Revolution at 40: Shifting Grounds, Continuing Resilience

Despite challenges, the Islamic Republic is here to stay with its military and social capacity to defend itself from foreign aggression and domestic intervention.

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

Despite calls for support from Czechoslovak democratic forces, the U.S. showed no intentions of increasing its influence in the republic following both World Wars.

Balancing in Central Europe: Great Britain and Hungary in the 1920s

Balancing in Central Europe: Great Britain and Hungary in the 1920s

The most important issue in British-Hungarian relations was the economic and financial stabilisation of Hungary, which reflected British priorities within the region.

What to Do When You Don’t Like a Topic You Teach?

What to Do When You Don’t Like a Topic You Teach?

Some dislike very narrow things, such as single concepts, specific time periods or empirical cases. Others dislike broad theories, large-scale phenomena, and entire (sub-)disciplines.

Great Power Meddling in Central Europe: 1914–45

Great Power Meddling in Central Europe: 1914–45

During the Great War, the interwar period, and World War 2 the area situated between Germany and Russia became the target of covert or direct expansion.

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