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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012. He has degrees in International Relations and Middle East Studies. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at www.theendofhistory.net

Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic news this week. This brief pandemic update is featured every week at the End of History. Click on the links for deeper dives into the stories that tell what happened this week in the...
China-Taiwan Threat backgrounder
China flew a record-breaking number of military flights into Taiwanese airspace to open the month of October. The unprecedented 150 flights included bombers, anti-submarine planes, and a clear intent to threaten Taiwan with force from China. Taiwan responded by scrambling its own fighter jets. Experts suggest China, in addition...
dark history of the nobel prize
Last week the Nobel Prize Committee began announcing its 2021 recipients. The highly esteemed Nobel Prize is named after Alfred Nobel, a 19th-century Swedish chemist, and inventor who developed the invention of dynamite. According to legend, Nobel read a premature publication of his own obituary, which described his life...
aq khan
Yesterday Abdul Qadeer Khan (AQ Khan) died in Pakistan after being hospitalized for COVID19. Khan is the man responsible for facilitating turning Pakistan into a nuclear power and just as significant, providing countries like North Korea, Libya, and Iran with the science and technology they needed for their own...

Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic news this week. This brief pandemic update is featured every week at the End of History. Click on the links for deeper dives into the stories that tell what happened this week in the...
energy crunch
China and the UK are at the forefront of a growing global energy crunch. It is a prelude to major systemic dangers in the very near future. In the UK, 1.7 million customers lost their energy providers, and three UK energy companies folded under the weight of rising natural gas...
history of genocide podcast
This bonus episode in our series Never Again...Again – The Ongoing History of Genocide discusses some of our top recommended books on the history of genocide for those who want to dive deeper into the topics covered in the podcast series. Links to the books discussed in this episode...
is facebook evil

Is Facebook Evil?

Whistleblowers, global outages, and Congressional hearings this week leave everyone asking the question, "Is Facebook evil?" Yesterday, Libya’s government unleashed an unprecedented roundup of 5,000 migrants, including hundreds of women and children. In some instances, lethal force was used. The migrants are now bound for detention centers. The scale of...
genocides today
JB Shreve and Brian Butler present the final episode in the podcast series Never Again, Again…the Ongoing History of Genocide. In this episode, the guys look at three potential genocides today - mass murders and humanitarian atrocities occurring in our present day. Tomorrow's history books will likely call these...
evergrande
Readers who give even the most minimal levels of attention to financial news and headlines recognize the name Evergrande from the last week's headlines. (Not to be confused with Ever Given, the massive boat that blocked the Suez Canal earlier in 2021.) Global markets tumbled on fears of an...