Analysis

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How China lost central and eastern Europe.

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After a decade of cooperation, central and eastern Europe increasingly sees China as a threat.

Mask resistance during a pandemic isn’t new – In 1918 many Americans were ‘slackers’.

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As the US battled the 1918 influenza pandemic, some communities staged contentious battles against wearing masks. Sound familiar?

Russia and the Gulag: Putin is fighting for state control over how Soviet horrors are remembered.

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Moscow has invested heavily in remembering the Soviet system of terror, while trying to crush those like historian Yuri Dmitriev who contradict the pro-Stalin narrative.

Skyrocketing unemployment is bad news for Boris Johnson.

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History shows that governing parties lose support when jobs are lost. Large increases in unemployment due to coronavirus will make life difficult for Johnson in the months ahead.

When a winner becomes a loser: Winston Churchill was kicked out of office in the British election of 1945.

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Even a highly popular and respected leader can lose an election, writes a historian – especially if they don’t have a plan for the future. Churchill was one of them.

About-face: Politicians switch from vilifying burqas to mandating masks.

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Boris Johnson has attacked Muslim women for covering their faces. Now he wants the whole of the UK to do so.

Coronavirus media coverage must avoid the mistakes of the Aids pandemic in Africa.

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The British press ignored the millions of deaths from HIV/Aids in Africa for far too long.
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