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The War That Didn't End All Wars

French lancers prepare to follow a German retreat, France, 1914. (Getty Images / Buyenlarge)

By Lawrence D. Freedman
- via Foreign Affairs    Nov 07, 2014

What Started in 1914 -- and Why It Lasted So Long? October 17, 2014 Lawrence D. Freedman A hundred years after World War I, new accounts of the drama help readers navigate the intricacies of European politics and the political and diplomatic maneuverings that kicked off the war. Yet there is still no consensus on its origins or lessons. The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914. BY CHRISTOPHER CLARK. Harper, 2013, 736 pp. $29.99 (paper, $18.99). Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War. BY MAX HASTINGS. Knopf, 2013, 672 pp. $35.00 (paper, $17.95). The War That Ended Peace: The Road to 1914. BY MARGARET MACMILLAN. Random House, 2013, 784 pp. $35.00 (paper, $20.00). July 1914: Countdown to War. BY SEAN MCMEEKIN. Basic Books, 2013, 461 pp. $29.99.

Don't Be a Hero

Egyptian President Anwar al-Sadat, U.S. President Jimmy Carter, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin (Courtesy Reuters)

By Jordan Chandler Hirsch
- via Foreign Affairs    Sep 29, 2014

The Right and Wrong Lessons of the Camp David Accords September 29, 2014 Jordan Chandler Hirsch The Egyptian-Israeli peace deal is the one aspect of the Middle Eastern order that has not fallen apart in recent years. But a new book misinterprets Washington's contribution to the agreement. Far from breaking the shackles of religion, history, and geopolitics that had previously ensnared the parties and prevented them from making concessions, the United States played a much more modest role. Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David. By LAWRENCE WRIGHT. Knopf, 2014, 368 pp. $27.95.

Yuya Kubo moves to Nuremberg on season-long loan

via The Japan Times    Aug 20, 2018

Japan striker Yuya Kubo has been loaned to Bundesliga side Nuremberg for the 2018-19 season by Gent, the Belgian first-division club announced Sunday.The loan includes ...

‘Penguin Highway’: What goes up must come down … in penguin form

By Matt Schley
- via The Japan Times    Aug 15, 2018

There’s something about the playful, magical realist novels of Tomihiko Morimi that seems to lend itself to animated adaptations. Those adaptations include TV series like ...

Japanese-style hospitality at the heart of Eurasia

By Francis Pacheco
-    Aug 28, 2017

Located at the heart of Kazakhstan's financial and cultural center, Rixos Almaty takes in pride in how its own brand of service and makes sure that all its guests, from wherever they visit, feel at...

DEN: The airport of the future has arrived

   Jun 07, 2016

Denver International Airport celebrated a milestone last year with the opening of a Westin hotel connected to its iconic Jeppesen Terminal.

Las Vegas airport gets facelift for the luxury traveler

   Jun 07, 2016

Las Vegas's McCarran International Airport unveiled a multimillion dollar refurbishment aimed at welcoming visitors wanting to experience a revival of its famous entertainment scene.

Dowa Eco-System prevents environmental problems in Myanmar

By Karl Cryer
-    Apr 27, 2016

Waste and environmental management becomes a challenge of every industrializing nation. With the early entry of Japan-based Dowa-Eco-System, Myanmar may just do away with the huge and expensive hea...

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