They grew up understanding that the state would take of them into old age. But that was before communism fell.
When Russia transitioned from a command economy to a market-based one, many thought it would lead to huge unemployment. It didn’t – but that’s because much of it was hidden.
Some Cuban entrepreneurs are so openly anti-communist that they sound like, well, capitalists.
The HBO series ‘Chernobyl’ has reignited interest among tourists to visit Pripyat, but growing up in the disaster’s shadow has made us wary.
Poland and Hungary have recently clashed with Brussels over democratic freedoms, but economic drivers are at play, too.
Cuba won’t tolerate the high social costs paid by China and Vietnam in their shift to market capitalism, but its economy desperately needs a reboot.
The European Union is threatening to suspend the state’s voting rights if it pursues legislation to restrict its judiciary.