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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.

Russia officials say doping cover-up report is part of ‘information war’

via The Japan Times    Jun 04, 2019

Russian authorities said on Monday that they were victims of an “information war” following reports in British newspapers that sparked the investigation of high-jump world ...

Qatar to host next two Club World Cups in preparation for 2022 World Cup

via The Japan Times    Jun 04, 2019

Qatar will host the next two editions of the Club World Cup in a major test of the Gulf nation’s preparedness to stage the World ...

Great things are brewing for Virginia craft beer maker

   Oct 24, 2018

As craft and fruit beers grew very popular in the last few years, many breweries have opened their doors and sold their products directly to the public. Amid this fast-growing trend, only a handful...

Bridging Ireland and Japan through food and drink

   Oct 20, 2018

With about 10,000 kilometers separating Ireland and Japan, it would not be absurd to assume that the cultural divide between the two nations is just as wide. But delving deeper, the two countries h...

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.

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