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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
China's New Economic Crisis
In the west, current events stories featuring China tend to focus on geopolitical risk in Taiwan, its Covid Zero strategy, or even the historic drought the country is enduring. But the global economy’s production engine is also experiencing a major economic crisis that we should all be paying particular...
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant
The war in Ukraine is now six months old, and we are no closer to ending the fighting than we were on day one. While body counts and the list of atrocities continue to rise, the dangers posed by this war to the broader region and world appear to...
history of nigeria
The modern history of Nigeria happened relatively fast! At the beginning of the 19th century an Islamic cleric Usman Dan Fodio worked to bring the hundreds of tribes and ethnic groups in Nigeria under his control and his Islamic vision. He was successful. The Sokoto Caliphate he established is...
violence in haiti
One year after the assassination of Haiti’s president, the country’s political and economic systems are in a state of free fall. The most recent evidence of this is a surge of gang violence in Haiti within some of the country's major cities. The UN reported that 99 people were...
Protests in Panama
Last week I wrote a brief to help our readers understand what is unfolding in Sri Lanka. An important fact to remember is that even though most mainstream media is not covering these events, Sri Lanka is not an isolated event. Across the globe, the pandemic lockdowns and rising...
What is going on in Sri Lanka
Protesters occupying the head of the government’s residence. Skyrocketing inflation. Fuel prices more than doubling. Food and medicine shortages. The president of Asia’s oldest democracy flees the country and sends his resignation by email. What is going on in Sri Lanka? * * * Hopefully, you are watching the images from...
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Ecuador in Chaos

The South American nation of Ecuador appears to be in a state of meltdown, experiencing its worst security crisis in decades. A general state of lawlessness has seemed to dominate the nation since the end of the pandemic, with homicide rates rising, violent prison riots dominating national headlines, rising...
Summer of Global Protests
Nationwide protests are springing up across the world this summer. As frustrations rise to the surface, global crisis and chaos are exposing government ineptness.  *** Although a surge of summer protests occurs nearly every year across the planet, 2022 seems worse than anything in recent memory. The record rising temperatures across...
andy harrington global food crisis
The United Nations released a new report on world hunger this week. The situation is getting worse! Up to 828 million people, or nearly 10 percent of the world’s population, were affected by hunger last year, 46 million more than in 2020 and 150 million more than in 2019....
economic crisis 2022
US inflation is rising. In March, US inflation rose to 8.5%, compared to 2.6% one year earlier. We can expect that number to keep ascending as the fallout of supply chain shortages, rising food prices brought on by the war in Ukraine, and spreading economic decline around the globe...