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JB Shreve is the author of "How the World Ends: Understanding the Growing Chaos." He has been the host of the End of History podcast since 2012 where he helps believers understand how the world works and how our faith fits. He has degrees in International Relations, Middle East Studies and International Business. His other books include the Intelligence Brief Series. Regular posts and updates from JB Shreve are available at www.theendofhistory.net
The 1980s witnessed the emergence of fundamentalist Islam in the Middle East and American foreign policy had its part to play in this movement. From the Siege of Mecca to Afghanistan and al-Qaeda this episode tells the story of how US foreign policy partnered with a rising jihadist movement...
This is a graphic of the 1967 Six Days War timeline. It goes well with my podcasts and guides on the story. Learn more about the Six Days War here: A Complete and Balanced Guide to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict - Chapter 11: The Six Days War of 1967.  You can...
This second episode in our series on American Foreign Policy in the Middle East covers the years 1967-1980.
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I am NOT Charlie Hebdo

In the wake of the terrorist attacks on the Paris headquarters of Charlie Hebdo the western world has galvanized around the freedoms of expression and speech with religious zeal. Last Sunday leaders from a variety of countries made a show of devotion to these principles along with more than...
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This episode looks at the beginning of American foreign policy in the Middle East starting around the end of World War II. JB shows how American foreign policy was launched by a clique of amateurs and adventurers in Washington D.C. during this time period. Their games and manipulations in the newly independent states of the post war Middle East helped launch the region into instability and corruption.
I still have several episodes left to completion of the series on the history of modern India but I thought I would go ahead and get this listing out. At the end of each podcast series I try to provide a listing of books that were used in researching the...
This week's episode features the story of the Great Partition of India and Pakistan. When recounting significant tragedies like this, if you are like me, you frequently want to learn more. This post provides good reads about the partition of India and Pakistan. The number of deaths in this tragedy...
The whole world has watched the tragedy in the Philippines unfold this past week and held our breath together as the death counts rise higher and higher. In addition to Typhoon Haiyan there were also earthquakes in Delhi India, and a cyclone that claimed up to a hundred lives...
This chart shows the economic growth in different nations of the Eurozone following the implementation of the Euro. Note the relations between debt and GDP. The snapshot in the top right of the image shows the complete Euro Area growth of debt. Debt growth far outpaced GDP growth in...