Soviet Union

What Does Sweden Joining NATO Mean?

Sweden joining NATO will have immense geopolitical consequences

A Tale of Two Vladimirs

Vladimir Putin was not born to be a dictator, but rather made a series of free choices through adulthood that led him to evil

“Golda,” Nixon & Russia

Perhaps Meir, who supposedly believed Russia never changes, would also note that Russia never learns.

Do Russian and Soviet Monument Removals in Ukraine Matter?

Formerly Soviet-controlled nations have been removing Soviet monuments for decades, yet recent removals are different

Evan Gershkovich is the Product of Human Rights Activism. Why Have We Given Up on It Today?

Evan Gershkovich, a WSJ reporter, is being held captive by Russia. Could the example of Soviet Jewry provide the answer to get him out?

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

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

Reagan Still Speaks the Truth About Evil

Ronald Reagan’s “Remarks at the Annual Convention of the National Association of Evangelicals in Orlando, Florida” of March 8, 1983, were plain speaking and straight truth about the Soviet Union.

The Power of Truth Telling in the Evil Empire Speech

40 years ago today in 1983, Ronald Reagan delivered his famous “Evil Empire” speech.