John Foster / 17 Sep 2021

Out of the Red

The Struggle to Save the Soviet Economy, by Chris Miller

The end of communism was meant to be a return to the “civilised” world of individualism and consumerism. It didn’t quite happen that way.(...)

Communism has been replaced by fascism. Student protestors, Hong Kong.
Ernst Stetter / 29 May 2020

Beijing on the Brink

Xi Jinping’s Globalisation Gamble

The orchestration of Chinese politics by the Communist Party continues. But this year, the National People’s Party Congress was different.(...)

Joel Schalit / 22 Apr 2020

The Italian Campaign

Russia Threatens the Press

The threat was unambiguous. “He that diggeth a pit, shall fall into it,” wrote Russia's Defence Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov, on Facebook.(...)
Joel Schalit / 11 Nov 2019

Post-Communist Berlin

The #Mauerfall30 Tour

1989 marked the end of the Second World War. The only thing significant about 1945 was a reduction in the combatants. With Germany out of the ring, the fight was down to the United States and the Soviet Union. For the next half a century.(...)