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Ian Johnson received his Ph.D. in history from the Ohio State University in 2016. His areas of specialty include Germany and the Soviet Union from 1914 to 1945. He is currently a doctoral fellow in International Security Studies at Yale University.
Communism Russia

One hundred years ago this week, a sealed train bearing the “bacilli of Bolshevism” (Lenin’s own phrase) crossed war-torn Germany, destined for the North …

USSR

The Soviet Union emerged from the world’s bloodiest conflict victorious, but at great cost. Twenty million Soviet citizens died during World War II, including …

Marxism Russia USSR

November 6, 2016 marks the 99th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. Interestingly, this anniversary coincides with a revival of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin’s …

Cambodia

Editor’s Note: This is Part Three of a three-part series. Read Part I and Part II. In the first two parts of this series, …

Cambodia

Editor’s Note:This is Part II of a three part series. Read Part I Here.  In Part I of this series, I discussed the first …

Cambodia

Editor’s Note: This is Part I of a three part series.  I recently had the good fortune to spend some time in Cambodia. Part …

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On the morning of June 22, 1941, three million invading German soldiers crossed the Soviet frontier as part of Operation Barbarossa. Simultaneously, Soviet supply …