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The Rosenberg Case: A Twisted Tale of Espionage and Tragic Execution

Author: Mario Bekes

It’s a stark warning about the dangers of excessive political hysteria, as well as the potential erosion of civil liberties in the name of national security. Julius and Ethel Rosenberg found themselves in the public eye at the height of the Cold War, amid heightened fears of communism and nuclear... View Article


Why did Russia never utilise tactical nuclear weapons in the Ukraine War?!

Author: Mario Bekes

Few concepts in geopolitical strategy are as unnerving, paradoxical, and fascinating as Mutually Assured Destruction, or MAD for short. This philosophy, which arose from the horrific uncertainties of the Cold War, provided a perilously balanced peace on the verge of unthinkable tragedy. It was a high-stakes game of chicken, played... View Article


Race to the Moon: The Eagle Has Landed

Author: Mario Bekes

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for humanity“ Few historical events have gripped the public imagination as powerfully as the moon landing in 1969. On July 20, 1969, the world held its breath as Neil Armstrong down the lunar module ladder, ultimately proclaiming, “That’s one small step... View Article




Cleopatra’s Enigma: The Art of Seduction and Power

Author: Mario Bekes

“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale Her infinite variety. Other women cloy The appetites they feed, but she makes hungry Where most she satisfies; for vilest things Become themselves in her, that the holy priests Bless her when she is riggish.” William Shakespeare   Cleopatra, the Enchanting Egyptian Queen,... View Article




Safia Gaddafi: The First Lady Who Shaped Libya’s Destiny

Author: Mario Bekes

The fate of Muammar Gaddafi, Libya’s former leader, is known; he died on October 20, 2011, but that is another story. The former first lady, Safia Farkas Gaddafi, has long been “under the radar” of the media. Her life story, on the other hand, is intriguing and may have a... View Article