Summary of Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations

A controversial theory that people’s cultural and religious identities will be the primary source of conflict in the post-Cold War world. Huntington later expanded his thesis in a 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order. The theory gained widespread attention after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Huntington believed that…

Summary of Francis Fukuyama’s ‘End of History?’ (1989)

“The End of History?” concerns the rise and fall of major ideologies such as absolutism, fascism and communism, and suggests that human history should be viewed in terms of a battle of ideologies which has reached its end in the universalization of Western liberal democracy. He argues that although its realization is still in process…

Article Review : Gaddis, John (1991) Toward the Post-Cold World

The following article is a review of the well known article of John Lewis Gaddis, published in Foreign Affairs in 1991. John Gaddis is probably the best known historian writing in English about the Cold War. His most famous work is perhaps the highly influential Strategies of Containment (1982), which analyzes in detail the theory and practice of…

October 2016: Selfies and the Politician.

US elections is the most discussed issue these days, as in almost a month US citizens will vote for the future President.  On the one hand, Hillary Clinton is a technocrat and has been often criticised for being unable to fulfil the demands of such a position due to her age and the looming health…