Central Asia Comes Out of the Russian Shadow
By Erica Marat
The region’s search for language, historic memory, cultural heritage and – above all – dignity received a new impetus from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Chinese Ambassador’s Comments Reveal China’s Willful Misreading of Soviet History
By William Nee
Lu Shaye’s gaffe underlines a serious problem: China’s complete refusal to acknowledge the abuses of the Soviet Union is impacting foreign policy decisions.
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.
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.”
The Difference Between America’s 2 Cold Wars
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Alfredo Toro Hardy.
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.
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.
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.
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.