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.
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.