Stalingrad: The Turning Point of WWII in Europe

In August 1942, the most famous battle of the Second World War began. More than 4 million combatants fought in the gargantuan struggle at Stalingrad between the Nazi and Soviet armies.

How the Soviet Union Responded to HIV/AIDS

On the surface, HIV/AIDS and COVID-19 seem as dissimilar as two viruses could possibly be. Yet the ways in which the Soviet Union reacted to the arrival of HIV/AIDS, and how it spread in the first years of the outbreak, yield valuable insights into the coronavirus pandemic

The American Century Ends Early

March 08, 2021

Like Gregor Samsa, the never-to-be-forgotten character in Franz Kafka’s story “The Metamorphosis,” we awoke on January 7 to discover that we, too, were “a giant insect” with “a domelike brown belly divided into stiff arched segments” and numerous “pitifully thin” legs that...

How Is COVID-19 Affecting Post-Soviet De Facto States?

April 08, 2020

Transnational exchanges and movements distinctive of the modern international community slowly came to a halt due to the unprecedented rate of transmission of COVID-19. Many sovereign states closed their borders to all sorts of non-essential travel. These unprecedented actions revived questions...

The Cold War Against Bernie Sanders

March 09, 2020

The New York Times once again puts on display its commitment to prolonging indefinitely the Cold War in pursuit of its own partisan purposes. Unlike Russiagate and Ukrainegate, which aimed at discrediting US President Donald Trump, The Times has now decided to deploy its Cold War alert system to...

The Modern Racism of the Post-Soviet States

August 21, 2019

It should be recognized that there is a significant difference between European and post-Soviet right-wing radicalism. The difference between these two strands of radicalism is that the post-Soviet radicals are a large systemic element in the political structure in many countries of the former...

The US Wants an “Honorable Withdrawal” from Afghanistan

December 20, 2018

As the US seeks an urgent withdrawal, there will not be durable peace in Afghanistan, nor a dignified exit for America. John Bolton, the current US national security adviser, once wrote: “ Obama is pursuing ideological, not geopolitical, objectives.” If it was true about President...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: Always “Anti-Communist”

July 26, 2018

In the eyes of CNN and much of the media, Russia will always be a communist country. In an article on the alleged Russian spy, Maria Butina, CNN offers this surprising analysis of one of the key actors in the story, Paul Erickson, a conservative Republican operative from South Dakota. Erickson...

Right-Wing Radicalism in the Post-Soviet Space

April 10, 2018

Radical nationalism has long been a state ideology in some of the countries that once comprised the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc. The ideology of the radical right is becoming increasingly popular across Europe. In the West, one key reason is the rapid change in the demographic picture as...

The Struggle for the Center of the World

January 23, 2017

As we enter an uncertain period in the history of the world, it is worth looking back to understand the present. As Russia and Turkey attempt to broker a peace settlement in Syria without the involvement of the United States, some are wondering if the axis of influence in the world is shifting...

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