October 08, 2022
The CCP’s Changing Understanding of the Soviet Union’s Collapse
By Zhuoran Li
The CCP has always been invested in avoiding the fate of its Soviet counterpart. But Chinese leaders’ lessons from the Soviet collapse have changed over the years.
September 08, 2022
Why China Is Not Mourning Mikhail Gorbachev
By Hemant Adlakha
The CCP remembers the late Soviet leader, who oversaw the collapse of the USSR, as a “gravedigger” and a “traitor.”
May 02, 2022
The Difference Between America’s 2 Cold Wars
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Alfredo Toro Hardy.
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.
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