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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

The Only Plane in the Sky

The United States will mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks on Saturday. Most of us simply call it 9/11, and everyone knows what we are talking about when we say 9/11. In prior podcast episodes, I described defining generational moments as a historical event where...
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...
cold war genocides
In part 7 of our podcast series Never Again, Again - The Ongoing History of Genocide, JB Shreve and Brian Butler look at four different genocides in the post-World War II era, the Cold War Genocides. Two significant global events play significant roles in the genocides of this period. First,...
global hot spots
We are growing too accustomed to emergencies and crises. The events that made up the news headlines of the last month would have been the main story of an entire year in other, more normal times. Such is the intensity of the era in which we live. While a...
lebanon
A generation has grown up with images of Lebanon that included constant turmoil. In that context, it is all too easy to forget that Lebanon was once one of the premier vacation destinations for Europeans visiting the region. Once known as the Switzerland of the Middle East, today, Lebanon...
Genocides and Mass Murders Since 1900
Our list and summary of genocides and mass murders since 1900 - constantly being updated. Throughout our research for the podcast series Never Again, Again - The Ongoing History of Genocide we encountered difficulty finding a comprehensive list of genocides. Part of the problem is that the word genocide...
Nightmare Scenario

Nightmare Scenario

"Between election day and January 20, 2021, Trump’s last day in office, COVID19, killed another 160,000 Americans. Trump said almost nothing about the virus in those ten long weeks. The country would surpass 300,000 new cases and 4,000 deaths in a single day. Americans were dying faster than at...

Weekly Pandemic Update

A succinct summation of the good, the bad, and the ugly in the global pandemic news this week.
Afghanistan has long been the graveyard of empires. Throughout history, it seems every great empire and conqueror was enticed to the lands of Afghanistan. One of my favorite movies that most people have never heard of is The Man Who Would Be King. It is based on a Rudyard Kipling...
evil men
When we think of genocide and evil, our minds seem to automatically go to Hitler and the stories we looked at from the holocaust in the last few episodes in this series. But if we measure evil simply by the number of deaths a ruler inflicted upon a people, ...