Hong Kong protesters shelter behind a thin barrier – and umbrellas – as police fire tear gas and encircle a group of demonstrators.
AP Photo/Vincent Yu
Revolutions are built not on deep misery but on rising expectations. History may not provide much hope of immediate change in Hong Kong – but protesters may have a longer view.
The inventor with his eponymous weapon.
AP Photo/Vladimir Vyatkin
One hundred years ago, the inventor of the most deadly weapon of the 20th century was born in Russia. Now more than 100 million of his namesake guns have been manufactured and used around the world.
Looking back at Lviv's Soviet past, there are clues about how to preserve history for everyone – not just the affluent.
Behrouz Kamalvandi, left, spokesman for Iran’s atomic energy agency, listens to a man wearing a surgical mask, an official with the Ahmadi Roshan nuclear site in Natanz, Iran, during a news conference on May 20, 2019.
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Nearly 50 years old, the treaty has been signed by 190 countries – more than any other arms limitation treaty. But now Iran is threatening to withdraw.
In this April 2017 photo, Georgian border guards patrol a border with Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia, near the village of Khurvaleti, Georgia.
(AP Photo/ Shakh Aivazov)
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.
Former President Jimmy Carter.
Former President Jimmy Carter's foreign policy efforts may have been far more effective than critics have claimed.
What does it look like when a country’s identity falls apart?
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.
Raya Dunayevskaya believed “Marxism is a theory of liberation or it is nothing.”
The book, Marxism and Freedom was written in 1958. Yet, it remains relevant today.
Pik Botha played a central role in the intricate talks that eventually led to Namibia’s independence.
Pik Botha defended apartheid and South Africa's occupation of Namibia, but in the end helped end both.
To try and understand the Russian revolution outside of the broader social context of the time is to neglect the development of nationhood in the region.
The Russian Revolution – an event that affected more than Russia and was more than a revolution.
Monument to the Soviet Army in Sofia, Bulgaria, painted overnight on February 24 2014 by unknown activists in solidarity with anti-Russian protests in Ukraine.
The Soviet programme of building war memorials in Eastern Bloc countries was a bid to win the hearts and minds of future generations.
The Russian bear still stalks the world.
Vladimir Putin's Russia is as much an imperial power as its Soviet and Tsarist predecessors were.
A girl takes a close look at the world’s first artificial.
satellite, the Soviet-made Sputnik I.
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
The 1976 memorial at the Babi Yar massacre site only recognised Soviet victims, despite the killing of more than 30,000 Jewish people. In 1991 a Jewish memorial was installed nearby.
On September 29 1941, Nazis murdered more than 30,000 Jews in a ravine outside Kiev. Dmitri Shostakovich's 13th Symphony, Babi Yar, is a damning critique of the Soviet Union's lack of recognition of the massacre, and a condemnation of Stalinism.
Who’s inside the hoodie?
The Russian cyberthreat goes back over three decades, extends into the country's educational systems and criminal worlds, and shows no signs of letting up.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.
AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin
A historian takes us beyond the noise in Washington and examines how US and Russian power and interests compare.
A rally protests against a new law that could force the Soros-founded Central European University out of Hungary.
The Central European University will challenge a law just passed by the Hungarian parliament that could force the closure of the school founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros.
Demonstrators against Russian military actions in Ukraine rally in New York, March 2, 2014.
AP Photo/John Minchillo
Americans are shocked Russia meddled in our election. But there are centuries of precedent – and, at times, it’s been the US meddling.
Lada Niva: still going strong.
The Lada Niva is 40 years old – and it could just be the best 4x4 ever made.
Lessons from the Soviet Union reveal how we can fret about climate change and celebrate Heathrow's expansion at the same time.