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Communism

China’s foreign policy of recent years has been one long protracted game. In order to promote its interests abroad and extend its political influence …


Communism

In the aftermath of the October Revolution, a strike by the former government bureaucrats paralyzed Petrograd and threatened the Bolsheviks’ hold on power. It …


Communism

Albania’s parliamentary elections, due for June 25th, are a test for the country. They will take place amid political turmoil and uncertainty, against the …


Cold War Communism

My primary motivation for meeting with Janis Rozkalns was to ask him “why?” Rozkalns received Latvia’s highest honor, the Order of the Three Stars, …

North Korea is pursuing an aggressive strategy to develop nuclear weapons and increase its power projection capability. In a few years, North Korea could …


Communism

When the archives of the former Bulgarian State Security services were opened, one writer remembered with amazement an odd day of his life. Each …


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 …


Communism Human Rights

Today women (and men) worldwide celebrate International Women’s Day. In more than 100 countries, from the United States to Turkey, the day is an …


Communism Education Russia USSR

The term “cult of personality” has been applied to the regime-sponsored deification of many communist leaders, but is most often used to refer to …


Communism

Earlier this week, Albania celebrated the twenty-sixth anniversary of the fall of communism. Painful memories still remain for those who suffered under the dictatorship …