History's Still Not Finished

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Displaced Iraqi families gather as they flee a military operation by Iraqi security personnel aimed at retaking areas from Islamic State group jihadists,in the desert west of Samarra on 3/3/16.

In 1989 at the end of the cold war, Francis Fukuyama wrote the essay "The End of History" -- but it didn't turn out that way. Jennifer Welsh, special adviser to the UN Secretary General for the Responsibility to Protect, professor of international relations at Oxford and the author of The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century (House of Anansi Press, 2016) talks about 21st century global conflict and cooperation and what she calls "modern" medievalism.