Tag Archives: USSR

Trump’s Stalinist Roots

Making personal loyalty the measure of all government, as Donald Trump does, was tried in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.

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Is Economic Autarky Russia’s Only Option?

Even Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.

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“Nice” China? The Aloofness of Pax Sinica

Given its inherent sense of superiority, could China — once a global hegemon — be more peaceful than its Western (and especially U.S.) predecessors?

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Striding Tall: US Vs. USSR

Did the capitalist United States or the communist Soviet Union experience faster height increases?

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A Great Leap Upward?

In the 20th century, Southern Europe and China experienced height increases along with economic development.

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Trump: The West’s Gorbachev?

Will Trump have a similarly devastating effect on democracies that Gorbachev had on Communism?

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Why the West Misunderstands Russia’s Challenge

Looking past the bluster and hyperbole of Russia’s political leaders and business elites.

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Kazakhstan: the People Behind the Plans

People from all across Central Asia head to Astana, Kazakhstan to earn a living.

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7 Facts: Sizing Up Ukraine

Ukraine is a big deal in Europe — literally.

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America and Sputnik: Losing Face

Similar to 9/11’s impact on the role of the United States in the 21st century, did Sputnik shatter the U.S. image of invincibility during the Cold War?

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