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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
islamic extremism
Before Islamic extremism took hold in the Middle East there was actually a decline in Islam’s influence there as nationalism and political philosophies took root. Behind the scenes however, radical thinkers began looking for another route to greatness by way of their misunderstood history. This is part 2 in the...
islamic extremism
This is part 1 of the three part podcast series that look at the history of Islamic Extremism. JB Shreve looks at the early history of Islam to separate fact from fiction, or in this case revisionist history. The extremist ideas of many of the religious terrorists today were not...
boko haram fact sheet
This Boko Haram Fact sheet is part of my wider in depth look at this terrorist group. You can learn more about Boko Haram with full fact sheets, timelines, backgrounders and history here. Boko Haram Fact Sheet Boko Haram is a violent Islamic fundamentalist group based in north eastern Nigeria. Their reign...

Some Truth About Welfare

We all know what welfare is and as a heated and polarized election season has kicked off we will no doubt hear much about this system and its needed reform – or from some candidates its needed abolishment. Welfare, as pundits like to point out, is where our hard...
Part 2 If you are my age you remember a time when MTV actually played music videos. Today the channel is much more active in running reality TV and award shows that feature the most provocative acts aimed to gain the most post award show attention. (At what point do...
A look at how modern media owns the rights to influence and manipulate our perceptions from the cradle to the grave.

ISIS Timeline

ISIS Timeline Infographic
This is a graphic of the 1967 Six Days War timeline. It goes well with my podcasts and guides on the story. Learn more about the Six Days War here: A Complete and Balanced Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Chapter 11: The Six Days War of 1967.  You can...
I still have several episodes left to completion of the series on the history of modern India but I thought I would go ahead and get this listing out. At the end of each podcast series I try to provide a listing of books that were used in researching the...
The whole world has watched the tragedy in the Philippines unfold this past week and held our breath together as the death counts rise higher and higher. In addition to Typhoon Haiyan there were also earthquakes in Delhi India, and a cyclone that claimed up to a hundred lives...