There isn’t one, clear-cut way to prevent genocide. But there are effective methods of prevention that governments can take.
Mala, a Polish Orthodox Jewish woman, escaped the Warsaw ghetto early in the second world war and survived by passing as a Catholic. A new book tells her story.
These wartime abductions aren’t specific to the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Throughout history, they’ve inflicted trauma on society’s most vulnerable – making them a rich subject matter for the stage.
The veil as a symbol of oppression has once again moved to center stage in Iran, but it’s important to know about the history of veiling – and mandatory unveiling.
The failure of bombing campaigns during the second world war and Vietnam shows that to win a war you have to capture territory.
A century since the dictator staged a coup, a party with fascist roots is once again in power.
Failing on the battlefield, Russia is now concentrating its fire against civilians in Ukraine’s major cities.
The mega dam in Jinja was meant to give Uganda energy independence, but this was constrained by Britain’s agricultural interests in Egypt.
Some of the key articles from our coverage of the war in Ukraine over the past week.
There’s now a hard-headed security rationale for further supporting Ukraine in its war against Russia.
A historian looks back at the success – and failure – of mass mobilization efforts by Russia and the Soviet Union.
Many Americans know a simple version of Holocaust history, in which their country played the savior. The reality isn’t so comfortable, a historian writes.
Displays of captured Russian weaponry aim to show the strength of the foe Ukrainians face, but also that victory is possible.
In much of eastern Europe historical memory of communist rule has been brought into sharp focus by the war in Ukraine.
The case showed how American justice meted out to US troops in second world war England was often racially biased.
As Japanese victims struggled to process the nuclear attack, many turned to religion. The way they understood the horror still has consequences today.
A city of contrasts, these books represent the heart and the violence of this Italian city.
Seven years in the making, this disturbing Australian film looks at the death of 100,000 citizens in during the second world war.
What do Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan have in common with Ukraine? Russian allegations that they are all overrun by Nazis.
The late 1970s marked a high point for economic equality in the UK. Returning to the progressive policies that made that possible could solve today’s cost of living crisis.