June 12, 2021
The Soviet Origins of Xi’s Xinjiang Policy
By Christopher Vassallo
Behind the CCP’s horrific crackdown in Xinjiang is a desperate drive to avoid the mistakes that led to the USSR’s collapse.
November 26, 2019
Explaining China’s Assertive Approach to the Hong Kong Protests
By Jo Kim
The CCP’s hardline on Hong Kong risks a global backlash, but it is in line with the Party’s central goal: survival.
February 02, 2017
Trump's Gorbachev Moment
By Liubomir K. Topaloff
Trump, like Gorbachev, wants radical reform of his country's basic underpinnings. It's a dangerous task.
February 03, 2016
Why Did Russia Just Write Off 97% of Mongolian Debt?
By Ankit Panda
Vladimir Putin signed into law an agreement between the two countries settling outstanding debt obligations.