After 20 years in power, Putin’s balance sheet is weak. Considering Russia strong is a serious misreading of its real situation at home and abroad.
Making personal loyalty the measure of all government, as Donald Trump does, was tried in the Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin.
Even Chinese entities, if they themselves plan to do business or raise money in the United States, will avoid doing business with Russian entities.
Given its inherent sense of superiority, could China — once a global hegemon — be more peaceful than its Western (and especially U.S.) predecessors?
Did the capitalist United States or the communist Soviet Union experience faster height increases?
In the 20th century, Southern Europe and China experienced height increases along with economic development.
Will Trump have a similarly devastating effect on democracies that Gorbachev had on Communism?
Looking past the bluster and hyperbole of Russia’s political leaders and business elites.
People from all across Central Asia head to Astana, Kazakhstan to earn a living.