IRAQ: The Role of Tribes
What part can tribes play ... roles. In exchange, they have their people's allegiance, Baram says. For centuries, sheiks were appointed by a council of elders within a tribe, and a sheik's authority was not unlimited. The British— who ruled Iraq between ...
The (Not So) Neutrals of World War II
They are generally long, made up of hard, grinding days that do not naturally nourish man's nobler instincts. The neutral ... of World War II in 1995, and unprecedented access to archives in Moscow and other ex-Communist states have all played a role ...
Baker: Shevardnadze Played Vital Role in Ending Cold War
Shevardnadze is held in low regard in today's Russia because many believe that he, along with Gorbachev, brought about the end of the world ... Baker said this does not in any way diminish the vital role Shevardnadze played in ending the Cold War.
World War One’s role in the worst ever flu pandemic
The pandemic flu virus spread around the world in several waves, causing illness in 20% to 50% of infected people and death in 1 ... war for nine months and persisting in its aftermath as people travelled back to their homes. Indeed, the war played a major ...
WW1 nostalgia: how the outbreak of war was reported
Little did the barely two-inch square box adorning the front of the Surrey Advertiser, on August 5 1914, convey the horrors of the First World War. Albeit in stark ... Britain's mobilisation and the role the towns would play. Like the Surrey Advertiser ...