A new book argues the war against Ukraine is an escalation of an ongoing hybrid war of ‘Russia’ against ‘the West’ – and that only ‘real and credible force’ will make Putin step back from aggression.
What do Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Moldova and Kazakhstan have in common with Ukraine? Russian allegations that they are all overrun by Nazis.
Ideology informs foreign policy practice. Behaviour that could – for better or worse – influence individual lives.
A historian looks back at a time when Ukrainians battled for control of the capital, but succumbed to a superior Soviet army.
Putin has clearly defined political objectives, but Russian military planners have not gone about them the right way.
History has many uses, and not all of them are noble. That’s very much the case as the public gets a crash course from politicians about Ukrainian history.
He knew he would be arrested on arrival in Russia, but it’s unclear what the dissident politician ‘s next move will be.
The opposition leader’s return from poisoning will put pressure on the Russian president in a crucial election year.
Suffering a pandemic and the aftermath of a war that killed 50 million, the world in 1920 faced a turning point as it negotiated a new political order. As today, the key issue was racial inequality.
The way foreign correspondents cover Russia tells the story of its relations with the rest of the world.
Targeting the families of protestors is highly effective as a means of control.
Like many great men, the legacy of Ghana’s independence hero is not uncontested.
Where do old Confederate statues go when they die? The former Soviet bloc countries could teach the US something about dealing with monuments from a painful past.
Forged documents were used by the US government 100 years ago to justify hostile actions against Russia. All but one US newspaper accepted the government’s propaganda. The lessons for today are stark.
How a journalist from Nebraska chased the ‘Soviet dream’ all the way to Russia, only to be expelled on accusations of espionage.
Stephen Kerensky on why he thinks his grandfather’s legacy has been so maligned.
If Rosa Luxemburg and her comrades had been successful with their German revolution in 1919, history would most probably have taken a very different course, avoiding the rise of fascism in Europe.
When women are remembered as part of the Communist or any other political tradition it’s often as an afterthought, or as part of the support system of the revolution.
Generational rebellion is an enduring feature of all societies. Indeed, it is the dynamic through which societies renew themselves and move forward.
How is Vladimir Putin - for whom uprisings are anathema - treating this year’s centenary of the Russian revolution?