When Reagan shook hands with Gorbachev, a “spark of mutual trust” ignited between the two men. Today, Trump warmly greets the North Korean dictator while spurning his 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.
How five great upheavals, from 1917 to 2017, shaped the country as we know it today.
This Brexit-focused election is just one milestone in a long and complex relationship between the UK and the EU.
A century and a half ago, Das Kapital, the bible of 20th-century revolutionaries, predicted the overthrow of capitalism – but also the rise of globalisation.
How unrest exploded in 1917 – with help from Russia’s Terrible Twins.
The story of American immigration has been flowing inexorably in one direction. Even Trump's 24/7 tweeting can't turn the tide.
Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev tried and failed to abolish nuclear weapons. Yet out of that failure they built a new order.
A century on from the Battle of the Somme, why should we remember an utter disaster?
The fight at Verdun in 1916 set a precedent for peace that lives on at the heart of Europe.