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‘Challenging but Fulfilling’: Past, Present, and Future of Peacekeeping Missions – Interview with Dr. Antonio Garcia

We talked with Dr. Garcia about his book “South Africa and United Nations Offensive Peacekeeping Operations”, history of peacekeeping missions during the Cold War, actual and future challenges…

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Fall of the Berlin Wall: The Night When the Autumn of Nations Got Heated – Editor’s Comment

Encouraged by the words of Günther Schabowski – “immediately and without delay”, the thousands of people took the opportunity, went out with hammers and chisels, and opened new crossing points on the Berlin Wall by force.

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King Harald Fairhair Unifies and Scatters Norway at the Battle of Hafrsfjord, 872

Harald I Fairhair (Harald Hårfagre, c. 850-c.932) the legendary and handsome heir to the Vestfold (Oslo) branch of the long-lasting Yngling dynasty, was ten years old when he became king following his father Halfdan the Black’s accidental death.

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President Jackson Confronts France: The Spoliations Showdown, 1834-1836

For years the issue of unpaid indemnity – otherwise known as spoliations – caused consternation among successive U.S. diplomats in Paris as the French government refused to address it.

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The Year America Praised Russia: The Great Game and Sale of Alaska, 1867

The Crimean War (1853-1856) pitting Imperial Russia against the combined forces of the Ottoman Empire, Great Britain, and France, had devastating consequences. Emerging military technology combined with disease led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of soldiers on both sides of the conflict.

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