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Millennials

I was nine-years-old on August 19, 1991, but the day's events remain unforgettable. It was the time I first feared for my way of life...
north korea

You’ll never go broke betting on the American left’s willingness to excuse the destabilizing and tyrannical behavior of Communist regimes. It is not hard to...
POWs

When most Americans think of those missing in action this Memorial Day, they will think of Vietnam. But while there was hope in some quarters...

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. I grew up against the backdrop of the Cold War. Leonid Brezhnev was...

The belated announcement of the death of David Greenglass has renewed discussion of the notorious spy case in which he played a principal role. Greenglass...

A common theme of the current crisis in Ukraine, as well as other major foreign-policy challenges to the American-led global order, is that it represents...

A quarter century ago tomorrow, the last Soviet tanks rolled across the “Friendship Bridge” into Termez, a small town in Soviet Uzbekistan. The nightmare which...

In what was an otherwise lackluster State of the Union speech last night as well as one that gave short shrift to foreign policy, it...

Sunday’s Kenneth Pollack column on Iran qualifies as another installment in the good news/bad news dynamic of the media’s newfound appreciation for the Cold War....

This week HBO premiered Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, the documentary on the infamous Russian feminist art-punk group imprisoned for “hooliganism” after staging a protest...

As it does every year, The Volokh Conspiracy blog reminds us today that May 1 should be known as Victims of Communism Day. I heartily...

Today is the 60th anniversary of the death Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. There are many ways to mark such an occasion, though you could hardly...