The Desolation of Merv
June 06, 2015
The Desolation of Merv
230 years ago, one of the Islamic world's most important cities was completely laid to ruin.
The Desolation of Merv
Asia's Crossroads: A Better Definition of 'Central Asia'
May 09, 2015
Asia's Crossroads: A Better Definition of 'Central Asia'
Our current politico-geographic conception of "Central Asia" is nebulous and arbitrary.
Asia's Crossroads: A Better Definition of 'Central Asia'
Reductio Ad Hitlerum: Who Does the Swastika Belong To?
April 30, 2015
Reductio Ad Hitlerum: Who Does the Swastika Belong To?
George Washington University is showing us why the West needs to come to terms with the eastern origins of the Swastika.
Reductio Ad Hitlerum: Who Does the Swastika Belong To?
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
April 18, 2015
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
The oldest archaeologically attested civilization in South Asia continues to charm the world.
Exploring the Indus Valley's Secrets
A New History of the Korean War
September 28, 2014
A New History of the Korean War
In The Korean War: An International History, Haruki Wada raises the bar on diplomatic histories of the conflict.
A New History of the Korean War
Hong Kong and China: One Country, Two Histories
September 19, 2014
Hong Kong and China: One Country, Two Histories
Two different histories and two different worldviews. Why many Hong Kongers struggle with a national Chinese identity.
Hong Kong and China: One Country, Two Histories
Precedent Matters: What Ukraine Tells Us About East Asia's Disputes
March 06, 2014
Precedent Matters: What Ukraine Tells Us About East Asia's Disputes
Russia's invasion of Crimea will set some important precedents – precedents that could affect East Asia.
Precedent Matters: What Ukraine Tells Us About East Asia's Disputes
How History Can Save China-Japan Relations
February 26, 2014
How History Can Save China-Japan Relations
Leaders across Asia should use the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII to build a more peaceful future.
How History Can Save China-Japan Relations
Education & Media are Fanning the Flames in Asia
February 19, 2014
Education & Media are Fanning the Flames in Asia
A troubling consensus in East Asia: Japan is unrepentant, and China and South Korea will never forgive - so why bother?
Education & Media are Fanning the Flames in Asia
Preserving History and The Long Peace
December 10, 2013
Preserving History and The Long Peace
War and peace are too complex to attribute to generational change alone. Still, preserving history can’t hurt.
Preserving History and The Long Peace
An Ominous Centennial: The First World War
April 12, 2013
An Ominous Centennial: The First World War
“Buffeted by passions and bereft of strong leadership, Europe stepped through the looking glass.”
An Ominous Centennial: The First World War
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest
April 08, 2013
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest
The chief difference between them: Wilson got the chance to accomplish big goals through direct means.
Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson: The Warrior and the Priest
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
April 02, 2013
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
Our Naval Diplomat notes that the nondiscriminatory character of natural disasters is worth remembering.
Pestilence, Natural Disasters and Death
History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
March 08, 2013
History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
On the heels of Pearl Harbor, Allied forces were handed a crushing defeat by the Japanese. The battle has lessons for today’s military planners.
History Lesson: The Battle of Java Sea
Whales, Elephants and Hawks
February 14, 2013
Whales, Elephants and Hawks
Our Naval Diplomat takes an interesting look at sea, land and air power.
Whales, Elephants and Hawks
A Complicated Narrative: The Korean War
January 11, 2013
A Complicated Narrative: The Korean War
The Korean War, fought after World War II as the Cold War began to take hold offers important lessons.
A Complicated Narrative: The Korean War
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