The Week in Stories Around the Globe

US launched 251 military interventions since 1991, and 469 since 1798

“The US has undertaken over 500 international military interventions since 1776, with nearly 60% undertaken between 1950 and 2017,” the project wrote. “What’s more, over one-third of these missions occurred after 1999.”

#USForeignPolicy #Politics #international #interventions

The queen was not a gentle figurehead for many in Britain’s former colonies

“They put people in concentration camps, they murdered people, they tortured people,” he said. “I know she wasn’t involved in the day-to-day decision-making or what the colonial government was doing here, [but] the fact that she was silent about it — never once did she acknowledge it and never once apologized for it.”

#thequeenisdead #BritishEmpire #colonialism #Kenya

Amid Ukraine War, Armenia and Azerbaijan Fighting Risks Broader Conflict

FILE — Armenian soldiers in the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, Nov. 19, 2020. Fighting erupted Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, between Armenia and Azerbaijan, the latest flare-up in their decades-long confrontation in the South Caucasus, killing as many as 100 service members and raising the prospect of fallout from the war in Ukraine spreading instability across a wider region. (Mauricio Lima/The New York Times)

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan have close ties with Russia, but Armenia has called on Russia to implement the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CTSO) charter, similar to NATO’s Article 5. How does this affect Russia’s bid to mediate and stay out of choosing sides in the conflict?

#Azerbaijan #ARMENIA #Russia #war

Cats Give the Laws of Physics a Biiiiig Stretch

Grey British short hair cat.

The flippy flop happens “surprisingly quick,” says Hanno Essén, a physicist at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology, in Sweden, who has modeled the cat righting reflex. Cats can reorient themselves within a couple of feet, kick-starting the process within a fraction of a second. That very impulse helped Essén’s mischievous childhood cat, Moushe, land safely after falling from a window some 40 to 50 feet off the ground.

#cat #catsofinstagram #science #physics


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