North America 1959
In 1952, Colonel Fulgencio Batista seized power in Cuba, ending elections and aligning with wealthy landowners and foreign investors. Batista ...
East Asia 1973
Paris Peace Accords
By the late 1960s, US public opinion had swung strongly against involvement in the Vietnam War, a stance exacerbated when ...
Battle of the Paracel Islands
The 1969 Sino-Soviet conflict encouraged the United States to improve relations with the People's Republic of China, leading to ...
Indonesian invasion of East Timor
In 1974 Portugal's staunchly colonialist dictatorship was overthrown, encouraging the Portuguese colony on Timor to declare independence as East ...
South America 1990
US Invasion of Panama
As the Cold War came to a close in 1989, Soviet and Cuban support for Communist guerrilla movements in Latin ...
South America 2018
South America Today
In 2016 Colombia finally negotiated an end to its five decades-long civil war. Meanwhile, with falling oil prices undermining Venezuela ...
North America 2018
North America Today
In 2015 the US and Cuba normalized relations, finally bringing an end to the last significant Cold War rivalry in ...
East Asia 2018
East Asia Today
China's economy continued with its impressive growth into the late-2010s but in 2017 international tensions in East Asia escalated ...
the Arctic 2018
The Arctic Today
The past few years have seen the continued decline of Arctic sea ice, with sea ice extents reaching record lows ...
The Spanish government swiftly clamped down on the 2017 Catalan independence attempt while Iraq pushed Kurdistan to come to terms ...
Since 2003 Australasia has seen continued political stability, with no significant military events occurring after the 2006 Fijian coup. The ...