December 06, 2021
What China Learned From the Collapse of the USSR
By Kunal Sharma
Three key lessons have helped the Chinese Communist Party avoid following its Soviet namesake into the dustbin of history.
December 01, 2021
Asia After the Soviet Union
Five experts explore the legacy of the USSR and the impact of its collapse on China, India, Japan, the Koreas, and Vietnam.
March 04, 2020
Is COVID-19 China’s ‘Chernobyl Moment’?
By Liubomir K. Topaloff
There are plenty of differences between Gorbachev’s Soviet Union and Xi’s China. But there are enough similarities that Xi should be worried.
July 11, 2019
Could Hong Kong Become Another Estonia?
By Walter C. Clemens, Jr.
The independence of the Baltic states also seemed unthinkable -- until it became reality.
January 27, 2018
How a British Historian and Hungarian Writer Predicted the Soviet Fall and China’s Rise
By Francis P. Sempa
In the early 1970s, Arnold Toynbee and George Urban foresaw two of the developments that would shape the 21st century.
December 24, 2016
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
By Catherine Putz
The USSR’s collapse; don’t say ‘colony’; hope for an Uzbek glasnost; and more. Recommended reads.