Sergey Radchenko

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Mao the Man, Mao the God

Communist China's founding father died forty years ago. His country still struggles with his legacy.

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China Lost World War II

Forget Beijing's victory parade: in 1945, China was a failed state.

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The Rise and Fall of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai

The long, tricky frenemyship of Asia’s two biggest powers.

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The Shoot-Down Heard ‘Round the World

The 1983 downing of KAL-007 accelerated the demise of the Soviet Union. Could MH17 be a tipping point for Putin's Russia?

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‘I Do Not Want Red Square to Look Like Tiananmen Square’

The secret history of Mikhail Gorbachev's ill-timed trip to Beijing -- and why Russia still fears the contagion of Tiananmen.

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About Sergey Radchenko

Sergey Radchenko is a reader in international politics at Aberystwyth University and a former public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. 

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