Svetlana Alexievich, a Belarusian investigative journalist and prose writer, Nobel laureate in Literature 2015

Read Work From 2015 Nobel Prize Winner in Literature Svetlana Alexievich

Read an excerpt from "War's Womanly Face," a book by the winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize Svetlana Alexievich about female Russian soldiers in World War II.
"Nagasakibomb" by Charles Levy from one of the B-29 Superfortresses used in the attack.  <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/military/ww2/photos/images/ww2-163.jpg" target="_blank">National Archives image (208-N-43888)</a>. Licensed under <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg#/media/File:Nagasakibomb.jpg" target="_blank">Public Domain via Commons</a>

The Decision to Drop the A-Bomb

Questioning why the U.S. dropped the a-bomb on Japan.

Potsdam and the Origins of the Cold War

An exploration of Potsdam and its effects on the Cold War.

In Greece, “Ochi” Again

The Greeks rallied under the word "ochi", or no, as the Italians attempted to gain control of Greece during 1940-1941.

Europe’s Displaced Persons After World War II

For the survivors who passed through displaced persons camps in Germany alone, their time in the camps was a chance to reestablish their identities as Jews.

On Military Desertion and Executions

Military desertion is not as rare as one would think.
Army unit at the parade

Who Owns Nazi-era Art?

To understand why stolen art continues to be a contentious issue well into the 21st century, it makes sense to take a look into how and why Nazis “collected” (read: stole) Jewish-owned art.

The Origins of Secret Swiss Bank Accounts

The uncovering the mystery and dispelling the myths of Swiss Bank Accounts

The Last Formal Declaration of War

The last time Congress formally declared war was in World War II.