What China Didn’t Learn From the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Xi Jinping sees the Soviet Union as a cautionary tale. But Beijing is learning all the wrong lessons.
The Russian Question
Moscow may no longer be a superpower, but its revanchist politics are unsettling the international order. How should Donald Trump deal with Vladimir Putin?
The Soviet Union Is Gone, But It’s Still Collapsing
And 5 other unlearned lessons from leading experts about modern Russia and the death of an empire.
George Kennan Is Still the Russia Expert America Needs
The architect of Washington’s Cold War strategy offers President-elect Trump the best guide for managing Moscow.
Could Mikhail Gorbachev Have Saved the Soviet Union?
The Soviet leader is remembered as the man who killed a superpower. But Gorbachev’s gambit on reforms could have worked -- if only he wasn't betrayed by the Communist Party.
The End of the End of the Cold War
Twenty-five years ago this week, the Soviet Union lost the Cold War. And 25 years later, Russia renegotiated the terms of surrender.