Unknown WWII

Signing ceremony

The Sino-Russian Alliance Comes Of Age (II)

“I look for the land of the Poles that is lost to the Germans, for the moment at least. Nowadays the Germans have started searching for Poland with credits, Leicas, and compasses, with radar, divining rods, delegations, and moth-eaten provincial students’ associations in costume. Some carry Chopin in their hearts, […]

Khaldei photo

The Sino-Russian Alliance Comes Of Age (I)

The joint statements between two countries are usually riveted on a particular event but in extraordinary circumstances involving great powers, it could assume an epochal character and can be viewed as diplomatic communication that reflects what the Germans call the zeitgeist — the defining spirit or mood of a particular […]

Japan Nagasaki Anniversary

Opponents Of The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty

It would seem a logical step, at least from an existential perspective: to ban something so utterly horrendous to life; to forbid its use in any circumstances, whatever rationale employed to justify its use. But the nuclear weapon has its admirers.  There are those who continue to worship its sovereign […]

Prague

A Short History Of Czechoslovakia (I)

The origins of Czechoslovakia (1918−1920) Czechoslovakia gained its independence from the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Even though the Austrian-Hungarian Empire was one political entity, the Austrian part and the Hungarian part existed under a Dual Monarchy. Each half of the empire had a large amount of control over their area […]

Soldiers

Where Is Abel Your Brother?

There’s a great danger in revising the history of the Second World War. Any such revision is a betrayal of the victory won in 1945 and a betrayal of those who won this victory. As epic and colossal as the struggle against Nazism was, a betrayal of this sacred struggle would be just as momentous.

Albania-Kosovo

The Post-WWII Albania And Kosovo

As in neighboring Yugoslavia, the communist revolutionary guerrilla forces, established by the aid and crucially supported by the Yugoslav communists led by local Albanian communist leader Enver Hoxha, took over the power in Albania in 1944.[1] From 1945 to 1948 Albania was under the strong influence of Titoist Yugoslavia and […]

Holocaust

The Interpretation Of The Holocaust

We are currently commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz camp, where more than a million prisoners perished. We have made it the symbol of the extermination camps, Nazi crimes and the Shoah. Holocaust deniers have tried to rehabilitate Nazi Germany by denying that it intended to […]