Despite its weaknesses, the Habsburg Empire under Metternich succeeded in obtaining a strategically and politically advantageous position in the run-up to the last war with Napoleon.
"Serbia’s current balancing act in foreign policy: forging a closer relationship with the European Union on the one hand, while maintaining strong ties with its historic ally Russia on the other."
Don't underestimate the Kurdish fighting spirit.
Joseph Roth’s magnum opus, The Radetzky March, portrays the decline and death of an empire that has outlived its time by telling the story of the ill-omened Trotta family, whose sad end—like in a Greek tragedy—is preordained.
"Lieutenant Muhammad Sharif Al-Faruqi, may very well be one of the greatest impostors in the history of international relations."
In the midst of a crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire, General Franz Conrad von Hoetzendorf’s romantic obsessions may have fueled the flames of war.
Inside the bloody diaries of Egon Erwin Kisch.
The great Austrian satirist's biting critique of a liberal press that embraced militarism during the First World War.
In 1955, another country torn between Russia and the West managed to achieve independence. Austria's example deserves closer examination.
A land where nearly half the population suffers from PTSD.
From Marc Antony to Madison to Metternich, history has been shaped by statesmen's dalliances.
Bashar might not be as big of a digital threat as he's made out to be, but steps should still be taken to deter him.
New Delhi is playing a cautious game in cyberspace. Closer U.S.-Indian ties demand that Washington play along.
How a nearly 100-year-old analysis cautions against contemporary Western involvement in the fractured nation.
As American power wanes, Washington is running out of ways to influence small European democracies.
U.S.-Pakistan ties are stretched to the breaking point. What it will mean for Washington if China picks up the pieces.
What can Erwin and Monty teach us about the struggle in Libya? Air superiority is the key.
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