Soviet Union (USSR)

From Defense to Offense: Review of “Countering China’s Great Game” 

Michael Sobolik lays out his blueprint for transitioning from defense to offense in the new Cold War against China

Learning from Lenin on the Centenary of his Death

In 2024, on the centenary of Vladimir Lenin’s death (1870-1924), the study of his writings is as important than ever

Solzhenitsyn’s Shoulder Boards… And Mine

Aleksander Solzhenitsyn was the greatest Russian of all time

George F. Kennan’s “X” Article in Foreign Affairs 

George Kennan’s “Sources of Soviet Conduct” article in Foreign Affairs remains one of the most influential of all time

The Dark Legacy of Tsarist Philosopher Ivan Ilyin

Among Putin’s favorite political theorists is Ivan Ilyn, defender of the tsarist trinity: Autocracy, Orthodoxy, Nationality

The Fatal Logic of Encirclement

The strategic anxiety of encirclement has driven great-power policy for centuries; Russia and China represent the modern version of this classic security dilemma.

The Marshall Plan at 75: An Act to Promote World Peace

The Marshall Plan exemplified the alignment of values and interests good foreign policy should embody.

The Political Virtue of Moral Clarity: Reagan’s “Evil Empire” Address at 40

There is a power in moral clarity that Reagan understood well.

President Reagan’s Fight Against Religious Persecution & Other Evils in the Soviet Empire

Ronald Reagan’s “Evil Empire” speech gave hope to the oppressed in the Soviet Union