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November 2014
The Global Legacies of World War I
by John Horne
“Although the prestige of European civilization suffered a body blow in World War I, it took most Europeans longer to realize that their continent was not the center of the world, and longer still to think of a war fought mainly in Europe as a truly global conflict.”

November 2014
Rediscovering Internationalism
by Glenda Sluga
“The world ended up with a League that simultaneously normalized international government and privileged the nation-state as the normative form of political sovereignty.”

November 2014
The Many Meanings of National Self-Determination
by Brad Simpson
“Self-determination lacked legal standing in international law and remained ill-defined, and was thus open to appropriation and redefinition to suit diverse needs.”

November 2014
Genocidal Legacies of the Great War
by Mark Levene
“[T]he war undoubtedly acted as a major catalyst to an aspect of the modern world we have seen time and time again, namely the mobilization of ethnic groups by great powers for their own geopolitical interests.”

November 2014
The Economic Consequences of the War and the Peace
by Patricia Clavin
“The modern, globalized economy had emerged with vigor and reach in the nineteenth century, but was no more a guarantor of domestic or world peace after 1918 than it had been in 1914.”

November 2014
Perspective: Contingency and Catastrophe
by Sean McMeekin
Drawing analogies between the global political situation in 1914 and the present misses the point: From its outbreak to its conclusion, the Great War was defined by uncertainty and accident.

November 2014
Books: Dawn of the Almighty Dollar
by Emily S. Rosenberg
A new book by Adam Tooze boldly seeks to revise the history of World War I and the interwar era. His focus on the rise of American financial power is apt, but overlooks the role of US politics.

November 2014
The Month in Review: September 2014
by the editors of Current History
An international chronology of events in September, country by country, day by day.

November 2014
First Cover of Current History
by the editors of Current History
Vol.1-No.1: December 12, 1914

May 2008
America's Place in the Asian Century
by Kishore Mahbubani
"The moment has come for fresh US policy on East Asia. This should be priority number one or the next president.

May 2008
Clearing the Air in the Middle East
by Bassma Kodmani
"It will not take long for a new president to conclude that a different approach is needed to the critical issues of the region."

May 2008
Going in Two Directions in South Asia
by Pratap Bhanu Mehta
"The maturity and sophistication of the Indo-us relationship are such that both countries will be able to tolerate differences, while simultaneously strengthening the sinews of their interdependence."

May 2008
New Priorities for Latin America
by Jorge Castañeda and Patricio Navia
"Populism must be seen as the symptom of a disease that plagues Latin American democracies, rather than as the disease itself."

May 2008
Where US and Russian Interests Overlap
by Dmitri Trenin
"Why is it that all recent Russian leaders have started out as friends of the United States, wishing to be embraced as allies, but after a while have become disillusioned. . . ?"

May 2008
The US and Africa: Prisoners of a Paradigm
by Greg Mills
"Africa needs more investment and economic growth. It needs less theater and, certainly, no more pity."

May 2008
Europe's Enduring Anti-Americanism
by Michael Cox
"Anti-Americanism has embedded itself in a very profound way in Europe's foreign policy discourse. . . . This fact, more than any changes about to take place in the White House, will shape the transatlantic relationship for years to come."

November 2007
Global Warming Battlefields: How Climate Change Threatens Security
by Michael T. Klare
"It may well be that the most costly and challenging consequence of climate change will be an increase in violent conflict and all the humanitarian trauma this brings with it."

November 2007
International Cooperation in a Post-Kyoto World
by Bryan K. Mignone
"The success of any climate treaty actually depends on the actions of only a relatively small group of nations, perhaps 20 or fewer."

November 2007
Just Another Environmental Problem?
by Will Steffen
"Climate change may just be the issue that triggers a fundamental reexamination of our place in the natural world."

November 2007
Can the World Wean Itself from Fossil Fuels?
by Nathan E. Hultman
"Shaping a pathway for global development in light of climate change and oil depletion need not imply radical disruption or widespread social harm."

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