Why Washington Needs to Get Over Vaclav Havel
Want to boost democracy in the Czech Republic? A little less finger-wagging from across the pond might be a start.
Remembering the Fall
It's hard to remember just how impassable the Berlin Wall was -- until one day it wasn't. A memoir.
Eulogy for a Quiet Revolutionary
What today’s activists can learn from the life and times of the heroic Polish politician who passed away earlier this week.
The Collaborator’s Song
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
Why We Can’t Rule Out an Egyptian Reign of Terror
A historian's look at revolution and its discontents.
The Russians Return
Russia's back in Afghanistan, this time in cooperation with the West -- but do objectives really align?