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What In the World Is Going On In the Congo and...

This backgrounder on the Congo crisis explains what is going on in the DRC and how we got here. While the government has until January 15, to announce an official election winner many experts fear the nation is about to fall into yet another period of extensive violence and warfare.
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Kashmir Conflict Backgrounder

This post is part of my wider History of India series. Today we look at the history of the Kashmir conflict and also answer...
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Brief History of the Origins of the Kashmir Conflict

Perhaps the most famous of the struggles among the princely states and the resulting oppression and violence in the modern history of India is...
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Ep. 188 – Things You Might Not Know About the Founding...

This is a peak into things you might not know about the founding fathers and really about the weirdness of the founding fathers.
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The Death of Khomeini

I talked about these images from the funeral and death of Ayatollah Khomeini in the podcast episode today. This scene from the funeral procession...
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Ep. 192 – The Islamic Republic of Iran Is Born: History...

Part 4 in our series looks on the History of Iran and the Next War looks at the decade following the Islamic Revolution of 1979. We look at the severing of Iranian relations with the west, the Iran-Iraq War, and chaos and atrocities unleashed by the Ayatollah Khomeini and the end of Iranian relations with the western world. 
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Ep. 191 – Islamic Revolution: History of Iran and the Next...

This is part 3 in my podcast series on the History of Iran and the Next War. Today we pick up after the 1953 coup and follow the story through to the 1979 Islamic Revolution - which ended up changing the world we all live in. 
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Ep. 189 – The History of Iran and the Next War:...

This is part 1 in my podcast series covering the history of Iran. We move from the ancient history of Persia up to the Pahlavi dynasty and World War II in this episode. 
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Ep. 186 – History of Terrorism Part 8: Russian Terrorism Before...

This episode is part of our podcast series on the history of terrorism. In today's episode we tell the story of Russian Terror from 1850 to the Russian Revolution. 
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Ep. 184 – History of Terrorism Part 7: The Anarchists

This podcast episode looks at the continuing story of the History of Terrorism and The Anarchists. In the late 18th century the effects of the...