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UCLA’s Jared McBride on the Dark Side of Ukrainian History

2023-07-07T02:26:44-04:00June 18th, 2023|

Jared McBride, an Assistant Professor in UCLA’s History Department, sat down with HNN to discuss his research into 20th century violence in Ukraine. McBride specializes in the regions of Russia, Ukraine, and Eastern Europe and his research interests include nationalist movements, mass violence, the Holocaust, interethnic conflict, and war crimes prosecution.

Brookings Research Director Says Policy Makers Need to Know More History

2023-07-07T02:04:58-04:00March 26th, 2023|

Michael E. O’Hanlon is the director of research in Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in American national security policy. He also serves as an adjunct professor at Columbia, Georgetown and George Washington universities. He is the author of six books on U.S. defense policy and has just published a new book, Military History for the Modern Strategist: America’s Major Wars Since 1861. HNN spoke with O’Hanlon about the new book and why policy makers need to understand history.

How Will the Ukraine War End? WW 1 Provides Clues

2023-07-07T02:31:08-04:00February 22nd, 2023|

This is Ukraine in February 2022 — but it could also describe Germany’s invasion of France in August 1914. While the war in Ukraine has reached the one-year mark, World War I, which Germany expected to last a few weeks, lasted 4 ½ years. Until August of 1918, both sides were convinced they could win if they just held out a little longer and fed more men into the meat grinder. Could the Ukraine War follow this course?

The Pope at War: Pius XII and the Vatican’s Secret Archives

2023-07-07T02:11:17-04:00January 22nd, 2023|

After the war, the Vatican’s propaganda office mounted a coordinated effort to portray Pius XII as a hero, a moral leader who spoke out against anti-Semitism and pleaded with the warring countries to protect innocent civilians, including minorities. The Vatican claimed, however, that Pope Pius XII...

U.S. Avoids Climate Reparations Payments – For Now

2023-07-07T02:16:30-04:00December 18th, 2022|

In talks leading up to COP (Council of Parties) 27, the international climate summit held at Sharm al Sheik in Egypt in late November, John Kerry, President Biden’s envoy, was adamant that the U.S. did not feel “guilty” about its environmental record and would not agree to contribute to a “loss and damage” fund for developing countries.

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