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At the Yalta Conference 75 years ago, as the Red Army was taking control of eastern Europe, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin met to plan the peace. What did the “Big Three” want? And what did they get?
The first of a new series on the constitutional moment and the future of the United Kingdom.
Thirty years ago this month the Berlin Wall came down and with it a stand-off between East and West that had defined the era of the Cold War.
The People’s Republic of China turns 70 this month. To reach this milestone it faced down opponents at home and abroad. But will this increasingly corrupt regime be able to maintain its grip on such a vast and volatile country?
How the success of the Normandy landings 75 years ago hung on meticulous planning – and a simultaneous Russian attack on the Eastern Front.
The organisation, which was originally meant to last ten years, celebrates its 70th anniversary this month. Can it survive in the new world order?
In their correspondence, Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin displayed the combination of realpolitik, illusion and hubris that is essential for really creative diplomacy.
This month, 100 years ago, the war ended. But had it lasted into 1919 the future of the world might have been very different.
When Reagan shook hands with Gorbachev, a “spark of mutual trust” ignited between the two. Now, Trump warmly greets Kim Jong-un while spurning G7 allies.
A century ago Britain published the Balfour Declaration, hailed today as a charter document for the state of Israel. But promoting Zionism was not the real aim – it was about winning a world war.