Chinese maritime engineering was far superior in size and scale to European ones from a century later, yet they did not colonize or plunder. So what did they do and why did they stop?
The Grand Historian's brutal fate made way for his greatest gift to posterity.
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Two paintings created 200 years apart tell a story.
Given a chance to course correct, the U.S president's opted for Western idealism to decide the fate of post-2009 Afghanistan
The despotic reign of Abdur Rahman Khan between 1880-1901 resonates in today's Afghanistan.
Afghanistan is composed of two vastly different societies that have been historically difficult to reconcile, let alone control under a unifying banner.