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Complete History of India Podcast Series

The complete popular podcast series that tells the story of the History of India is now available to the public again.

Ep. 161 – American Foreign Policy in the Middle East –...

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.
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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.

1919 – When It Felt Like the World Was Ending

This weekend my wife and I enjoyed the opportunity of visiting the World War I Museum in Kansas City along with some friends. I...
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Ep. 109 – History of Terrorism Part 1: The Zealots

The first episode in our new series on the History of Terrorism begins in the 1st century with a group of religious fanatics in Palestine whose activity in revolt against Rome inadvertently brought about the destruction of Jerusalem. The Zealots foreshadowed much of the tactics and extremism seen in terrorist groups today throughout much of the world especially on the front of religious or ideological fanaticism.
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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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Timeline of the World Health Organization

This timeline of the World Health Organization and its history helps shine a light on the organization's purpose and achievements. I referenced this timeline...
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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.

The Islamic Apocalypse Begins Today

  Yesterday the first shots of the apocalypse were fired. This is a historical fact - if you believe the prophecy that drives much of...
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Why is Latin America So Dysfunctional? Part Four – Cold Wars,...

This final post in my series on the history of US involvement in Latin America considers how Latin America was destabilized by constant American efforts from the Cold War to today.