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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
could this produce a refugee 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 Refugee Crisis? Absolutely. Europe has been struggling with refugee flows for the last...
why did russia raise its nuclear alert
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. Why Did Russia Raise Its Nuclear Alert? On Sunday, Putin put Russian nuclear forces on high alert....
is this the beginning of world war iii
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. Is This The Beginning of World War III? No. But anything could happen. A foundation of the post-World...
history of south africa
For many western audiences, when we think of the history of South Africa we think of Mandela, apartheid, and...then our knowledge kind of fades off. In many ways, the history of South Africa is very similar to the history of the American west, with independent-minded settlers on a mission...
congo free state
The story of King Leopold's II's rule in the Congo Free State is among the darkest episodes of European imperialism on the African continent in the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, many people are not even aware of the massive genocide that Leopold unleashed during his several decade rule...
Scramble for Africa
In 1884 fourteen European nations along with a representative from the United States gathered at a conference in Berlin to divide up the continent of Africa. No representatives of the hundreds of African societies which they discussed were present at these meetings. in fact, the people of Africa themselves...
david livingstone meets henry stanley
This podcast episode continues our look at the European explorers in Africa. We look at two of the most significant of those explorers, David Livingstone and Henry M Stanley. These two men could not have been more different from one another. Livingstone was a missionary, teetotaler, and abolitionist. He was...
age of explorers
Before the age of imperialism and the great scramble for Africa, adventurous men of questionable character had to open the gates of the continent to Europeans. This is the story of the age of explorers in Africa. This episode is broken into two parts. In this episode, we look at...
Atlantic Slave Trade
We began this section in this History of Africa podcast series with the door of no return in Ghana. In this final section of the podcast series that looks at the topic of slavery in Africa's history, we turn to the Atlantic Slave Trade. The African continent was bled of...
East African Slave Trade
In our last episode, we looked at the widespread systems of slavery that existed in Africa before the Europeans and the Arabs arrived. In this episode, we look at the East African Slave Trade. Although it operated longer than the Atlantic slave trade, East Africa exported many millions more...