Tag Archives: Soviet Union

PiS’s Latest Coup de Grace: Scapegoating in Poland

In its blind effort to reinvent Poland’s past, the current government turns former employees of the country’s security services into scapegoats.

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Why 9/11 Was No Radical Break With American History

As tragic as September 11 was, could it have triggered a return to the American past?

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Space Junk: The Soviet Union and Successors Factor

While the source of space launches has diversified, Russia remains one of the two space superpowers.

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Writing a Russian Detective Novel

Developing a positive Russian male role model character after decades of demographic catastrophe.

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Tone Down the “Winners and Losers” Talk on Cuba

The U.S. Congress should help the policy change happen.

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Why Putin Misses the Soviet Union So Much

The Soviet Union was Russia’s most inspiring claim to Russia’s identity.

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Putin’s and Russia’s Quest for Identity and Belonging

How withholding respect for Russia could lead to war.

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For Whom the Wall Fell?

berlin wall graphic

How are the former Soviet Union and other Central and Eastern European nations faring?

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Russia: Life After Empire

How much smaller is Russia today than in its days as an empire?

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7 Facts: Sizing Up Ukraine

Ukraine is a big deal in Europe — literally.

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