Tag Archive for: "history"
Reader response: Russia and Ukraine

Kym Bergmann gives an interesting potted history of Crimea up until the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. However, it’s important not to neglect what happened since then. In the case of Ukraine, in exchange for …

Russia and Ukraine – a complex situation

As Sunday’s referendum in Crimea approaches, there seems little doubt that the peninsula’s majority Russian-speaking population will vote for a return to rule by Moscow instead of Kiev. However, it seems unlikely that the result …

When making up is hard to do

From London to Davos to New York, the new year has seen China and Japan stepping up their war of rhetoric. Writing an op-ed in Britain’s Daily Telegraph, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to Britain, …

ASPI suggests

Welcome back to our weekly round-up of new reports and updates in the defence and security realm. The Institute for Policy Analysis of Conflict released a new report yesterday on Indonesians and the Syrian Conflict …

The other assassination of November 1963

If you weren’t living as a hermit in the desert, you’d have been well aware that 22 November 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. But the wall-to-wall …