The Modern Racism of the Post-Soviet States

Aug 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

Dec 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”

Jul 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...

The Struggle for the Center of the World

Jan 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...

Media Freedom in the Former Soviet Union

Apr 17, 2013

More than two decades after the fall of the USSR many of its former republics failed to establish a democratic and open media landscape, ranking among the worst in media freedom indexes. At a Minsk café on a blustery day just before New Year’s in 2010, Franak Viačorka hesitated...