Most of the time, these operations were not urgent – unlike the one following this disaster that summoned some 600,000 people to the site of the worst nuclear accident of all time.
Why did Vintage Classics make the baffling decision to ask controversial psychologist Jordan B. Peterson to write the forward to an abridged edition of 'The Gulag Archipelago?'
Central planning may make an AI-supported comeback.
Documentary or drama? The HBO/Sky series is gripping watching, but sometimes facts make way for artistic licence.
The HBO series 'Chernobyl' has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster's shadow has made us wary.
International recognition of South Ossetia would allow for increased economic, political and cultural contacts with the outside world and prevent the country from being integrated into Russia.
Only psychologists could discern how Dumiso Dabengwa maintained his legendary composure, a necessary trait for an intelligence supremo.
The first great power rivalry of the 21st century has begun – and it's unlike any rivalry the world has ever seen.
Former President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy efforts may have been far more effective than critics have claimed.
When a country becomes more diverse,
new demographic tensions may emerge between people who feel that they own their country's identity – and people who feel they've been left out.
In 2011 the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster struck Japan. Eight years later, Fukushima is perceived in very different ways by the West and by Japan.
Without its communist Soviet-style economy, North Korea would just be South Korea.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin has new aspirations in Africa in pursuit of his country's assertiveness in the global arena.
Once we understand genocide as something that can take awhile, with victims dying of starvation and disease rather than outright murder, we can recognize the genocide of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
As South Africa became an international pariah, it began working in shady ways through even more shady operators, including getting arms from the Soviet Union and China.
The Russian Revolution – an event that affected more than Russia and was more than a revolution.
Students from former Soviet countries who study in the US or Europe are more likely to develop liberal political views.
During the Cold War, American evangelicals smuggled Bibles and other Christian literature to the Soviet Union and other communist countries. They still see Russia as a partner on evangelical values.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
Fields of sunflowers are now a common sight all over the world – but this has only been the case relatively recently.