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Why China and Russia are natural allies of the 21st century
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Why China and Russia are natural allies of the 21st century

This video presents a simple theory to explain why China and Russia are naturally drawn into a strategic alliance for the foreseeable future, and why both superpowers will continue to perceive the United States as a strategic opponent. Between the

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Examining Mackinder’s Heartland Thesis
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Examining Mackinder’s Heartland Thesis

‘Who rules East Europe commands the Heartland, Who rules the Heartland commands the World-Island, Who rules the World-Island commands the World.’ This video will examine one of geopolitics’ most famous theories – Halford Mackinder’s ‘Heartland Thesis’. It will outline the

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The Existence (Ep. 3) – Bringing Islamic History to Life
Looking Past Trump | Mira Rapp-Hooper
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Looking Past Trump | Mira Rapp-Hooper

In the last two years, a consensus has emerged among foreign policy experts that Donald Trump is singlehandedly demolishing America’s global standing. By starting trade wars, withdrawing from multilateral accords, treating friends like enemies and dictators like friends, Trump seems

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The Balkan Century
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The Balkan Century

Balkanization was a great word to describe what happened in Yugoslavia at the end of the 20th century. Curiously enough, It isn’t the origin of the term. That came a century earlier at the outbreak of the first two Balkan

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Reinventing liberalism for the 21st Century | The Economist
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Reinventing liberalism for the 21st Century | The Economist

On our cover this week, we celebrate our 175th anniversary, and we issue a manifesto for renewing liberalism. It’s been a remarkably successful creed. If you look back over the last 175 years, the progress towards human freedom and prosperity

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Historical Maps, Napoleonic Wars 1803 -- 1815
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Historical Maps, Napoleonic Wars 1803 — 1815

Europe had been embroiled in the French Titu after years of war the free Republic subdued the first and second coalition only Britain left as a opponent of the new French consulate during this time Britain stood under constant threat

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Using a Historical Lens to View Finance (w/ Niall Ferguson)
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Using a Historical Lens to View Finance (w/ Niall Ferguson)

In this week's how I got my start in finance you'll hear from acclaimed financial historian Neil Ferguson He tells Larry McDonald how he developed his unique perspective Analyzing the history of money and contemporary issues today Larry I grew

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Slavoj Žižek on Refugees, Conservatism, and Cultural Incompatibility