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France’s Long Reconstruction: In Search of the Modern Republic

Historian Herrick Chapman explores how the French, in reconstructing their country after World War II, sought to combine a top-down modernization drive with a rejuvenation of democracy.  Just what form this new France should take remained the burning question at the central of political combat until the end of the Algerian war.  Chapman argues that by the 1960s Fran

Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots against Hollywood and America

No American city was more important to the Nazis than Los Angeles, home to Hollywood, the greatest propaganda machine in the world. Nazis and their fascist allies plotted to kill the city’s Jews and to sabotage the nation’s military installations.

American Empire: A Global History

American Empire challenges conventional accounts of the place of the United States in the international order during the last three centuries. It shows that the US was part of a Western imperial order throughout this period. After 1898, it ruled a now forgotten empire in the Pacific and Caribbean.

Ideological Competition in the Indo-Pacific

As the geopolitical competition between China and the United States heats up, most analyses have focused on China’s growing military power, China’s audacious Belt and Road Initiative to build infrastructure across the region and place itself at the center of the region’s geopolitical destiny, the administration’s still-gestating

European Prospects for the Western Balkans: Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina

This paper provides an assessment of recent developments in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), two states key to the future of the Western Balkans region. It also offers a perspective on U.S. and Western European relations with the region. It is based on review of recent analytic studies, media reporting, and personal conversations with some 50 officials, journalists, and civil society activists in Serbia and BiH in October 2017.

A. Ross Johnson is a History and Public Policy Fellow at the Wilson Center and Senior Adviser at Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.