Joep Schenk looks at the local communities’ daily life and of and the region’s tourist potential under French rule.
A Forgotten Hero? Sir Richard Wood’s Most Adventurous Decade in the Levant
Ozan Ozavci delves into the forgotten life of Sir Richard Wood and his decisive role in securing British and Ottoman imperial interests in the Levant.
Mediterranean Surveillance, Imperial Precedents
Erik de Lange on how the Mediterranean Sea has been and still is under steady surveillance. In the past, as now, the main questions are: who is watching? And for which purpose?
What happened to Mr Cutsi?
Ozan Ozavci reconstructs the story behind the first ‘humanitarian’ intervention in the Middle East, which involved the curious 'murder' of the Dutch Consul in Damascus.
The Price of Security
Beatrice de Graaf on the dilemma of paying for peace. With Versailles (1919) as a costly peace treaty and Aachen (1818) as a security-finance trade-off that actually worked