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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
the boer wars
This podcast episode continues the story of the Scramble for Africa and European imperialism, specifically in South Africa. In the last episode, we looked at the beginnings of South Africa. This episode looks at the rise of the Boer republics, the first and second Boer Wars, the Anglo-Zulu Wars,...
Russian invasion of ukraine
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Any war is a tragedy. The Ethiopian civil war that has been ongoing since November...
why did russia invade ukraine
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Following World War II, the democratic west formed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) to block...
was russia provoked
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Officially, neither Ukraine nor NATO provoked Russia into invading Ukraine. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky recently stated...
Facts about Ukraine
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Ukraine is the second-largest European country geographically (Russia is the largest) and seventh-largest when measured by...
Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky? Ukraine’s recent history is plagued with corruption and political turmoil. Zelensky was seen...
who is winning the war
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Who Is Winning the War After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine? The Russian invasion of Ukraine has already...
what happens next after russia's invasion of ukraine
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. What Happens Next After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine The focus of Russia’s advance is Kyiv. If Russia’s...
could this produce an economic crisis
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Could This Produce An Economic Crisis? Almost certainly. It is important to realize that nothing happens in...
could this produce a food and energy crisis
This backgrounder explains the significance and risks of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. See each question and answer included in this backgrounder on the Russian invasion of Ukraine at the bottom of this post. Could This Produce A Food and Energy Crisis? The food crisis started some time ago, and many...