Communism

Interview – Christian Davies

E-International Relations • Jul 30 2019 • Features

Journalist Christian Davies talks to us about the current situation in Poland, Poland and Hungary’s relations with the EU, and some of the challenges facing journalists.

Review – The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America

Richard Sakwa • Jul 23 2019 • Features

Richard Sakwa argues this is a strange book that attempts to defend the liberal order but demonstrates similar failings to other books within the New Cold War literature.

Rival Securitising Attempts in the Democratisation of Hong Kong

Neville Chi Hang Li • Mar 29 2019 • Articles

The Chinese “one country, two systems” principle is politically threatened by two emerging securitising attempts throughout the democratisation of Hong Kong.

The Great War and the Polish Question in Imperial Russia, 1914–1917

Ivan Basenko • Mar 18 2019 • Articles

This study uncovers the evolution of the Kiev press’s attitude towards the Poles within the context of the German‑Russian clash in the First World War.

American Policy towards Czechoslovakia, 1918–1945

Artem Zorin • Mar 13 2019 • Articles

Despite calls for support from Czechoslovak democratic forces, the U.S. showed no intentions of increasing its influence in the republic following both World Wars.

Introducing Marxism in International Relations Theory

Maïa Pal • Feb 25 2018 • Articles

Karl Marx wrote that philosophy is often too concerned with interpreting the world, when the real point is to change it. Marxism answers that call by challenging dominant ideas such as capitalism and the state.

The Destruction of ‘Colonial Remnants’ in Ukraine

David R. Marples • Jul 14 2017 • Articles

One should not belittle Ukrainian achievements. Its media is relatively free, and its elections are generally fair, in contrast to those of Russia and Belarus.

Ukraine and Russia: Rewriting Histories

David R. Marples • Jun 9 2017 • Articles

As Ukraine tries to eradicate vestiges of Communist influence, the programme has taken on a distinctly anti-Russian hue that will clearly have an impact on bilateral relations.

Review – A Hidden History of the Cuban Revolution

Michael J. Bustamante • Jun 25 2016 • Features

Drawing on exceptionally rare collections, Cushion’s revealing study is the first to place working people at the center of a political project forged in their name.

Review – Marx’s Concept of The Alternative to Capitalism

Leslie Sklair • Jan 13 2016 • Features

An unusually clear and fertile book which demonstrates that, contrary to popular and scholarly opinion, Marx did have a coherent concept of the postcapitalist future.

Islam, National Identity and Choices of Faith in the Post-Communist Balkans

Arolda Elbasani • Oct 6 2015 • Articles

In the prevailing nationalist discourse any discoveries of faith raise the suspicion of a religious obscurantism, extra-territorial allegiances, or threats of terrorism.

Review – Community and Culture in Post-Soviet Cuba

Jennifer Lambe • Jul 20 2015 • Features

An astute and thoughtful take on Cuban responses to the “special period”, this title offers tantalizing material for comparison as Cuba confronts yet another transition.

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