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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...
GERD Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam
Crises are beginning to accumulate in Ethiopia. It is only a matter of time before one explodes in a significant regional and perhaps global catastrophe. While prior posts have looked at the country's growing threat of civil war, a less discussed crisis is the GERD or Grand Ethiopian Renaissance...
weekly pandemic update

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...
balkan genocide
In the 1990s, as communism crumbled and the Cold War ended, many in the western world celebrated the pending end of history. The term, the end of history, was coined by the political scientist Francis Fukuyama. Now that the cold war was over, the world would enter a new...
rwanda genocide
The 1994 genocide in Rwanda is a stain on world history and international relations. At a time when the western world celebrated the collapse of communism and looked forward to the dawn of a new age of prosperity and international cooperation, Hutu Rwandans slaughtered nearly 1 million of their...

Middle East Water Crisis

When most people think of the Middle East, they imagine sand dunes and rolling deserts. While that is true of a nation like Saudi Arabia, it is not an accurate image for the broader Middle East. The great rivers of this region are one of the reasons why areas...

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...
silent genocide guatemala genocide
The Silent Genocide is the name given to the Guatemalan genocide of an estimated 200,000 Mayan people in Guatemala. In addition to the 200,000 deaths, another 200,000 became refugees when they fled Guatemala for Mexico to escape the violence. Another million Mayan people became internally displaced. Like many of history’s...
East Pakistan War 1971 Bangladesh genocide
This post tells the story of the 1971 Bangladesh Genocide. Our readers at the End of History are among the smartest in the world, and given the opportunity, I bet they could find Pakistan and India on a world map. But only the most astute followers of history and current...
American water crisis
Increasingly the world is waking up to the global water crisis. That US has not escaped that wake-up call. A growing American water crisis is pounding the western US and parts of Hawaii. This year has witnessed a continued string of unprecedented acts of nature, from wildfires to hurricanes attributed...