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Lee Edwards, Ph.D. is co-founder and chairman of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. A leading historian of twentieth century politics and American conservatism, Edwards is the author or editor of more than 20 books,
Cuba

Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz died in Havana, Cuba last week at the age of 90, his body and mind wasted after a long illness …

China China Forum

Why do we care so much about China? It’s obvious why our Chinese friends here focus their attention on the present and the future …

Some of the most famous intellectuals of the West, including the French writer and Nobel Laureate Andre Gide and American conservatism’s Whittaker Chambers, turned …

Baltics Poland

After the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, the former captive nations of Eastern and Central Europe faced a daunting challenge: Could …

Captive Nations Week

While the military and geostrategic aspects of the decades-long Cold War were critical, a third factor was essential—human rights. The Cold War was about …

Communism

A quarter of a century ago, Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that had controlled dozens of nations and was responsible for the deaths of …

Baltics Propaganda Russia

Washington policymakers are overlooking a potentially serious foreign policy crisis: the mounting Russian pressure, economic, political and military, on the tiny but strategically located …

Cold War

The world has changed much since 1945 when the Cold War began and since 1991 when it ended, but as my co-author Elizabeth Spaulding …

Hungary

John Whitehead—soldier, diplomat, philanthropist, and financier—died peacefully this month at the age of 92. Whitehead has been remembered for his long career, which brought him from …