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    Wresting order from the chaos

    The World Today was born 70 years ago. In this special anniversary edition, we will be looking at what the past can tell us about the present. In our cover story, Kevin Rudd writes that the rules-based global order inherited from 1945 is changing. Will the US and a rising China work together, or against each other?

     

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    Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Australia 2007-13, is President of the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York

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    EU Referendum: don’t bet on the Eurosceptics

    Most British voters want to stay in the EU and it will take a lot to change their minds

    713Dr Matthew Goodwin
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    August 1945: The atomic bomb is detonated over Hiroshima

    The detonation of atomic weapons over Japan was the dawn of a new age. When it comes to solving the problems that nuclear weapons have created for our species on a global scale, we seem to be intent on making things worse. 

    713Dr Patricia Lewis
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    Ebb and flow of political anxiety

    We trawled through our archives to discover what threats The World Today deemed worthy of coverage. The bars show how the fear levels were reflected in the number of articles on each topic

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    1948: The Palestine refugee exodus

    Britain has redefined the problem many times over the last 70 years as calculations on a possible solution have changed

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    Rosemary Hollis is Professor of Middle East Policy Studies at City University London

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    Chatham House’s war

    A vital contribution to the Allied effort and the shaping of the peace that followed

    713 Dr Robin Niblett CMG
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    1940s: Don’t betray the refugees

    Human rights, at the heart of the post-war settlement, are in danger of being watered down

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    Don Flynn is Director of the Migrants’ Rights Network

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    1950s: Protect Germany from itself

    How do you solve a problem like Germania? This question was at the heart of international politics throughout the 1950s. Germany needed reliable, democratic institutions and a new economic order.

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    John F Jungclaussen is London correspondent of Die Zeit

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    1960s: Revolution in Latin America

    The Marxist historian Eric Hobsbawm was prescient in predicting an uprising in Colombia which lasts to this day

    713Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, CMG, OBE
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    Expert view: Nepal after the earthquake

    The political fallout from Nepal’s natural disaster

    713Dr Gareth Price

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