Amidst the turmoil of Bashar al-Assad's three-year-long civil war, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al-Qaeda affiliated group, controls large swaths of territory in northern Syria. This provides the militant group access to weapons, financial resources, and a safe haven from which to operate.
The Crimean crisis was an international crisis in 2014 principally involving Russia and Ukraine over the control of the Crimean Peninsula, until its annexation by Russia. However, the current status of Crimea and Sevastopol as federal subjects of the Russian Federation is only explicitly recognized by five UN member...
The Story of Mandela
Nelson Mandela, the revolutionary-turned-prisoner-turned-president who led South Africa out of apartheid and into an era of political and racial reconciliation, passed away on Dec. 5, 2013. As both the father of his nation and its conscience, his remarkable life changed history and its legacy resonates around the world.
Egypt in Turmoil
After the 9/11, the U.S. foreign policy shifted towards the middle-east. In order to tackle the terrorism problem in the region, the U.S. initiated its’ war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq. These wars led the migration of militants and high-level Al-Qaeda leaders into the countries like Pakistan and Yemen. Afterward, the Bush administration began a campaign of ‘targeted killing’...
EU Trade Policy
Three minutes documentary by European Commissio Audiovisual Services explaining European Union Trade policy. The EU aims to play a key role in keeping markets open worldwide and helping Europe to exit from the economic crisis. EU trade policy is working to: create a global system for fair and open trade, open up markets with key partner countries, make sure others play by the rules and ensure trade is a force for sustainable development.
World War II
The Second World War lasted from 1939 to 1945, involved all of the great powers, as well as the vast majority of world's nations. It is not only the deadliest war in human history, but it also altered the political alignment and social structure of the world. Around 75 million people died in this war, including about 20 million military personnel and 40 million civilians. At the end of the WWII, Third Reich, Japanese and Italian Empires collapsed, United Nations was created, and United States and the Soviet Union emerged as superpowers.
World War 2 Timeline
WWII was fought from 1939 to 1945 in Europe and, during much of the 1930s and 1940s, in Asia. The war in Europe began in earnest on September 1, 1939 with the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, and concluded on September 2, 1945, with the official surrender of the last Axis nation, Japan. However, in Asia the war began earlier with Japanese interventions in China, and in Europe, the war ended earlier with the unconditional surrender of Germany on May 8, 1945. The conflict spilled over into Africa, included a handful of incidents in the Americas, and a series of major naval battles.
Cold War (1947-1991)
Altough Berlin Blockade is considered as the first major crises of the Cold War, but the political and military tensions between the USA and the USSR began soon after the end of WWII. The USSR begin to consolidated its control over the states of the Eastern Bloc while the United States began a strategy of global containment to challenge Soviet power. The Cold War was to dominate international affairs for decades and many major crises occurred. For many, the growth in weapons of mass destruction was the most worrying issue. This clash of very different beliefs and ideology (capitalism vs communism), each held with religious conviction, formed the basis of an international power struggle with both sides vying for dominance, exploiting every opportunity for expansion anywhere in the world.