World History

Many common themes run through history that are applicable the world over. In the articles and papers below we discuss some of these themes, their impact on world history and how this impact has changed over the years.

Samuel P. Huntington's Clash of Civilizations

In the post Cold War world few articles have influenced how Western and especially American policymakers view the world more than Samuel P. Huntington's 1993 article, The Clash of Civilizations.

Clash of Civilizations (Part 1)
Clash of Civilizations (Part 2)



Military Power vs Economic Power in History

Throughout history military power has been paramount and economic power merely a luxury. This has slowly changed to the point that the two roles have now been reversed. Japan, China and even the United States have relied on economic prosperity to finance formidable military forces. Conversely the Soviet Union, Iraq and North Korea have relied on their military power to try to build economic power with little or limited success

Military vs Economic Power (Part 1)
Military vs Economic Power (Part 2)


World Presidents

For a comprehensive list of current and historical presidents, prime ministers and world leaders head over to World Presidents Database. Hundreds of biographies of famous, wise and controversial leaders are listed, including President Geogre Washington, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, President Nelson Mandela and Vladimir Lenin.


List of Current World Presidents
List of Presidents and Leaders of the World