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May 7, 2014
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Decolonisation of British and French Empires

Britain’s impending withdrawal from Afghanistan and France’s recent dispatch of troops to the troubled Central African Republic are but the latest indicators of a long-standing pattern. Since 1945 most British and French overseas security operations have taken place in places … Continue reading

December 16, 2013
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Creative classroom: In ‘books of secrets,’ historian’s students find an unexpected past

One afternoon Nell Meosky ’14 was sitting at a table in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library with her classmates in the undergraduate seminar “Spies, Secrets, and Science.” She eagerly began to leaf through pages of a late medieval … Continue reading

December 8, 2013
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Nobels explained

UD faculty members discuss 2013 prize-winners at annual symposium Today’s chemists might work at a computer as often as in a laboratory, medical researchers studying conditions such as diabetes rely on understanding how cells carry and deposit materials within the … Continue reading

August 10, 2013
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Obama on NSA, Russia and others (Press Conference, 9 August 2013)

The White House Office of the Press Secretary THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon, everybody. Please have a seat. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been talking about what I believe should be our number-one priority as a country — building a … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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New book explores Harry Truman’s record on civil liberties

Richard Kirkendall is a University of Washington professor emeritus of history and editor of the new book “Civil Liberties and the Legacy of Harry S. Truman.” He answered a few questions about the book for UW Today. Q: What’s the … Continue reading

May 8, 2013
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Pride, prejudice and strategic thinking: Jane Austen wrote the book on game theory

Quiz: This beautiful mind was promoting game theory long before Cold War think tanks used mathematics to understand strategic maneuvering. Plotting, as a result, has never been the same.  Is it John Nash, the Nobel Prize–winning mathematician portrayed in a … Continue reading

February 20, 2013
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In Conversation with: Paul Bracken, Expert on Nuclear ‘Power Politics’

North Korea, which just conducted its third nuclear test, is using its weapons program to deter the United States by holding its allies “hostage,” according to Paul Bracken, who teaches management and political science at Yale. Bracken is a member … Continue reading

December 21, 2012
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Commentary: Lyle Goldstein: Sunshine Returns to the Korean Peninsula?

On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, Park Geun-hye was elected South Korea’s new president, making her the first woman to hold the title. It’s a victory some say signals the beginning of a new era for the tension-riddled region. Lyle Goldstein, … Continue reading