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Germany is Our Problem, reviewed by The New York Times

Orville Prescott (1906-1996), the main book critic for The New York Times for 24 years, on October 5th, 1945 published a positive...

Pierre Trudeau´s three visits to China

Pierre Trudeau, former Canadian Prime Minister and long-term leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, died on September 28th, 2000 in his...

Bashar al-Assad, a well-educated autocrat

Bashar al-Assad, the second son of former Syrian ruler Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) and his wife Anisa Makhlouf (1930-2016), who took over the...

The Treaty of Portsmouth ends the Russo-Japanese War

The negotiations between Czarist Russia and Imperial Japan about ending the war they had been fighting since February 8th, 1904, arranged by...

Trump imprecise about embassies and consulates

Not everybody seems to be aware of the subtle difference between an embassy and a consulate, including US President Donald Trump.

The Korean War saved the Chinese Generalissimo

Although sworn enemies of Taiwan, North Korea and China involuntarily contributed to Taiwan not falling to Communism.

Trump and Taiwan

Trump has articulated a stronger commitment to Taiwan than any of his predecessors since Washington recognized Peking in 1979.

The Korean War-Containment of Communism

The Korean War was a typical Cold War struggle between East and West.

Donald Trump and the virus-a short interim balance

President Trump’s handling of this pandemic has been erratic, but not nearly as bad as his many critics say.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a dubious figure at the top of the WHO

The WHO, theoretically only responsible for public health worldwide, also gets heavily involved in political disputes around the globe.

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Singapore and Taiwan: No diplomatic relations, but military ties

Though an exchange of trade missions between both countries occurred in 1969, Singapore never had diplomatic relations with the Republic of China...

Vidkun Quisling, a name that became a synonym for collaboration

Norwegian military office and politician Vidkun Quisling was executed at Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle in the Norwegian capital Oslo, on October...

The controversy about Retrocession Day on October 25th, 1945

After the First Sino-Japanese War in 1894/95, by signing the Treaty of Shimonoseki on April 17th, 1895, China was originally forced to...

Some facts and thoughts about the UN on its 75th birthday

On October 24th, 1945, shortly after the end of World War II, the United Nations (UN) were founded in San Francisco as...

VOX motion of no-confidence against Pedro Sánchez fails

As expected, on October 22nd, 2020 the motion of no-confidence filed by the conservative party VOX failed after a heated two-day debate...
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