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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
reign of terror
In this latest episode in our History of Terrorism podcast series we look at "The Reign of Terror" in the French Revolution. This event set the stage for future terrorists like Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong who used purist ideology and the powers of the state to reign down unprecedented horrors on their people.
guy fawkes gunpowder plot
This new episode in our history of terrorism podcast series looks at tyrannicide, the religious wars of Europe and the famous Guy Fawkes Gunpowder Plot. If you enjoyed this podcast episode check out the complete series on the History of Terrorism. This is the famous Guy Fawkes image that many might...
terrorism history zealots
The first episode in our new series on the History of Terrorism begins in the 1st century with a group of religious fanatics in Palestine whose activity in revolt against Rome inadvertently brought about the destruction of Jerusalem. The Zealots foreshadowed much of the tactics and extremism seen in terrorist groups today throughout much of the world especially on the front of religious or ideological fanaticism.
recognizing pictures of inequality
Much of the world has been captivated by natural disasters in the last few months. In the US we watched multiple and massive hurricanes rip through with unprecedented destruction from Houston to the Caribbean to Florida. In the same period hundreds died in the earthquake in Mexico. More than...

The Shia Crescent

The Shia Crescent is a term we can expect to hear more frequently in the coming months as tensions in the Middle East, specifically between Saudi Arabia and Iran escalate. It is an expression used to visualize the growing geopolitical and military influence of Iran within the region. It...
divided america
This is our America. This is why we are growing more stressed out and frustrated every day. It is why we are avoiding each other more and isolating to our corners of the fractured pieces of American identity and ideology. It is why the echo chambers of political perspective are gaining ground and influence but independent thought and the peacemakers are losing ground.
rohingya fact sheet
The Rohingya people of wester Myanmar are considered by many as the most oppressed minority on the planet.   Currently more than 270,000 refugees have fled Myanmar since the end of August. This number has grown by the thousands every day since the mass exodus began in the last week of...
Which countries have nuclear weapons

Whose Got the Nukes

This infographic offers a few considerations from the recent podcast episode. This infographic shows which countries have nuclear weapons as well as who has the most nuclear weapons.  (click on the image for larger view) Hear my recent podcast episode on the Life of AQ Khan: North Korea, Iran and the Wrath...
aq khan
This podcast features the true story of AQ Khan, the man who more than any other individual helped spread the threat of nuclear war around the world. When we hear stories of North Korea, Iran, Pakistan, India and the bomb, at least one of our thoughts should go to...
daca truth
DISCLAIMER: This perspective is neither pro-immigration nor anti-immigration. It is neither pro-Trump nor anti-Trump. This perspective is written to point out the facts to what is actually taking place today. These facts are not the same as what the popular media is focusing upon.   Yesterday President Trump, through Attorney...