World War I: United after 100 years?

The leaders of European countries like France, Belgium, Germany, UK, etc unite for WWI remembrance. How important for the present day do you find this show of unity after 100 years? Read few comments.

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As we mark the 100th anniversary of World War I what are the echoes of WWI?

By Martin HurcombeSenior Lecturer, School of Modern Languages, University of Bristol

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D-Day and Ukraine crisis

Is it any lesson from the D-Day, but maybe also from the process that led to D-Day, we could learn in the light of the current situation regarding Russia as some people suggest that maybe we are entering a new phase in the international relations, are the West and Russia just allies of circumstance? Read few comments.

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Nazi art looting: The unfinished business of World War II

The U.S. will return painting stolen by Nazis to Poland . How good or how bad this process of returning the looted art is working in your opinion? Is it anything what would you recommend? Read few comments.

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Why is China still saying: Happy Birthday Mao Zedong!

Mao Zedong was born on December 26, 1893. More than 85 percent of respondents in Global Times survey said that Mao’s achievements outweigh his mistakes. So what it means for today’s China? What is Mao’s legacy? Read few comments.

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With Nelson Mandela’s legacy what’s next for South Africa

South Africa celebrates and mourns its greatest son. But challenges lie ahead.

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JFK and his legacy

On this day in 1963 American President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated.

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What would be the course of South Africa’s history without Nelson Mandela?

South Africa and the world just honored 95-year-old Nelson Mandela.

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Margaret Thatcher against the miners: Symbolic and substantive victory

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Germany and France are so different. And that’s why it is working

But the EU also need decisiveness. Zbigniew Brzezinski just recently said that Europe needs today much more evocative forward-looking leadership of the kind it had some decades ago and which today is lacking. We hear this argument about leadership pretty often, but what it means in your opinion? What kind of leadership does Europe need? It is hard to deny that we need some leadership but the situation it pretty different then e.g. 50 years ago, in the time of Élysée Treaty.

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