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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.

Ukraine and Russia Gird for Presidential Election

Ukraine and Russia Gird for Presidential Election

Ukraine is gearing up for a presidential election that will set its course for the next five years, perhaps most crucially in terms of its relations with Russia.

The Comfort Women Controversy in the American Public Square

The Comfort Women Controversy in the American Public Square

A prevalent mindset existed, and is deeply rooted, among both the Japanese and American military that women were expected to provide sexual services to their soldiers.

Venezuela: A Difficult Puzzle to Solve

Venezuela: A Difficult Puzzle to Solve

The scenario for Venezuela is very difficult, but while the armed forces are with Maduro, he will remain in power, despite internal and external opposing pressures.

Class Matters: Global Capital Mobility and State Power in Emerging Economies

Class Matters: Global Capital Mobility and State Power in Emerging Economies

To what extent has international capital mobility caused an erosion of state power? The issue is particularly pressing for developing and economies who remain vulnerable.

Statue Politics vs. East Asian Security: The Growing Role of China

Statue Politics vs. East Asian Security: The Growing Role of China

China’s goals in jumping on the official comfort women bandwagon are arguably strategic, helping support the growing divide between Japan and Korea.

The Fight Continues: New Access to Abortion Services in Ireland

The Fight Continues: New Access to Abortion Services in Ireland

It has been ten months since Ireland voted to allow abortions. But protests, fraudulent help-lines and websites by pro-life groups mean the fight is still on-going.

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