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The 1967 Six-Day War and its difficult legacy

The Six-Day War began 50 years ago: Israel attacked three of its Arab neighbors, who had threatened to annihilate the Jewish state. Effects of …


Could This U.K. Election Be Bigger Than Brexit?

Last year’s Brexit shockwave dominated front pages around the world for days, but as Brits head back to the polls this week in the wake of three …

Oxford University

Will China Win the Battle for Southeast Asia's Soul?

Media headlines are stolen by talk of China’s island building in the South China Sea and whether Australia should join in Freedom of Navigation operations with the U.S. Navy. But in truth, this is a sideshow to a much larger "battle" underway: not a clash of opposing armies but the gradual …

World History

Israel’s Secret Plan to Nuke the Egyptian Desert

Fifty years ago, Israel built a nuclear device—and then had to decide what to do with it.<p>Fifty years ago, war transformed the Middle East. From June 5 to June 10, 1967—known to Israelis as the Six-Day War and to Arabs as the 1967 War—Israel defeated three Arab armies, gained territory four times …