Does the Middle East Today Look Like Europe Before WWI?

I recently saw a tweet that was rather intriguing: Adm. James Stavridis: Today’s Middle East looks like Europe before World War I http://t.co/yWJw3zmmfw — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) July 21, 2013 If you care about international relations, this probably was rather intriguing to you, too. The part that got me interested was the comparison between what […]

Are We Missing Something?

In following up on what I was talking about yesterday, Rachel Maddow had a small bit on her show tonight talking about all of the different parts of the Middle East that are experiencing seemingly revolutionary events. I think it’s quite amazing just how many different countries are going through similar unrest. I can’t imagine […]

Revolution, Revolution, Everywhere!

I recently was lucky enough to bear witness to what is likely to win a number of awards at this year’s Oscars — The King’s Speech. While the writers of the film did their best to maintain historical accuracy, of course, some dramatic liberties were taken. Nonetheless, I thought it was a rather smart movie […]