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The latest posts from JB Shreve & the End of History

The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations

This book is in the lead for my best read of 2022 so far. For those interested in international relations, geopolitics, energy, and just about anything else that might have brought you to this...

Watching A Crisis Unfold in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s security forces confronted protesters over the weekend, raising alarms of more instability in the Asian island nation. The country is facing a cascade of crises. What began as an economic crisis has...

How America’s Best and Brightest Set the Stage for Vladimir Putin’s Rise

This weekend President Biden “forcefully” called for regime change in Russia. Speaking of Vladimir Putin, the US President said, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.” In prior years I have written...
the boer wars

The Boer Wars – History of Africa Part 12

This podcast episode continues the story of the Scramble for Africa and European imperialism, specifically in South Africa. In the last episode, we looked at the beginnings of South Africa. This episode looks at...
Russian invasion of ukraine

Why Is This A Big Deal – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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 invade ukraine

Why Did Russia Invade Ukraine – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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. Following...
was russia provoked

Was Russia Provoked – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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. Officially,...
Facts about Ukraine

Facts About Ukraine – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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. Ukraine...
Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky

Who Is Volodymyr Zelensky – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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. Who...
who is winning the war

Who Is Winning the War – Backgrounder on the Russian Invasion of Ukraine

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. Who...