The Eurasian Century, by Hal Brands

In this special series at Engelsberg Ideas, leading historian and geopolitical commentator Hal Brands guides us through the major conflicts of the past century and the lessons they offer us now.

Podcast episodes

From left to right: Dorothy McDonald (wife of John, née Eisner), Leon Trotsky and John McDonald in Coyoacan, Mexico, in the 1930s. McDonald was recruited to help defend Trotsky from charges made at Stalin's show trials. Credit: General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University
The Tribuna of the Uffizi by John Zoffany.
A jigsaw puzzle from the early nineteenth century, bearing representations of the Kings and Queens of England from William I to George IV.
The Trabant car being manufactured at the East German Sachsenring car plant.
An advert on the Nike store at Oxford Circus.
Ukrania quae et Terra Cosaccorum cum vicinis Walachiae, Moldoviae, by Johann Baptiste Homann (1664–1724), 1720.