When is math not just math? Political conflicts have led to new study-abroad initiatives, the creation of a world-class university, the migration of mathematicians and serious educational reforms.
Many positive "qualities" associated with the British character and institutions can be traced to wartime propaganda.
The Vatican will open its archives on Pope Pius XII next year. An expert explains the papacy of Pope Pius XII and the fear of communism confronting much of the Western world at the time.
Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
Many diets make the case that eating certain types of foods will improve your health while redeeming our society and saving the planet.
It was 100 years ago this month that Benito Mussolini created the fascist party in Italy. Today, his life offers cautionary lessons for contemporary politics.
The original New Deal caused a "great acceleration" in carbon emissions. How will a Green New Deal forge its own legacy?
Socialisation of housing would see profits from rent put back into the maintenance and modernisation of the buildings.
The power dynamics in the World Bank have changed dramatically.
Several pro-Brexit figures have made some spurious historical claims lately.
Nigerian poets and novelists have compared the Igbo massacres in the 60s to the Holocaust as a way to drive international attention to the atrocities.
When World War II struck, the British government evacuated women to hospitals in the countryside to give birth – and the change still affects maternity care today.
The World Bank needs to change as part of rethinking the current world order, and giving rising powers and developing countries a meaningful voice.
Russians have been charged with interfering with the 2016 US presidential election. If true, it's not an isolated incident. Twice before, foreign powers tried to influence who won the Oval Office.
The Versailles Conference set up the ill-fated League of Nations. We must not allow the United Nations to suffer the same fate.
Even though the Holocaust is one of the best documented genocides in history, there's limited quantitative data available. A new study investigates the number of deaths per day.
The crucial phase of our discovery of black holes took place in a suitably dark period of human history – World War II.
The initial aim of the 1937 Foreign Agents Registration Act was long forgotten: the prosecution of Nazis for interfering with American democracy. But that law is startlingly relevant to the US now.
On the 77th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, it is worth remembering how it provided America with an unparalleled position of power following the second world war.
Despite the primacy of Christmas in American culture, the visibility of Hanukkah in pop culture reminds Jews that they have their own holiday in which they can take pride.