Armenian immigrants and Byzantines of Armenian descent constituted one of the key factors behind the longevity of the Byzantine Empire, positively impacting Byzantium in the fields of demographics, the military, imperial rule, economics, intellectualism, and religion.
The major role of the Chernobyl disaster was in highlighting the systematic failures of the government, and more importantly, the failure to establish trust between the government and the people of the USSR.
The American decision to blockade the island of Cuba in response to the Soviet deployment of missiles to that island during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 was the result of consequence analysis on the part of the decision makers, as well as the compromising and combining of available options.
The Roman Peace was only possible because of the delicate balancing act that Augustus and his successors maintained throughout the Principate. Augustus set the stage by creating a regime that outwardly espoused the rhetoric of Res Publica Restituta while in reality allowing him to become master of the entire Roman state.
In the wake of the Smithsonian exhibit featuring Enola Gay, the aircraft that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, two historians, Ronald Takaki and Wilson Miscamble, entered the debate surrounding the necessity of the atomic bomb.
Glad’s work is an in-depth account of the internal workings of Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy staff that successfully illustrates how Carter’s international objectives changed as a result of Zbigniew Brzezinski’s ability to exploit Carter’s inexperience and hijack his diplomatic agenda.