Soviet Union

Western Fact Finders: Entering the Soviet Union

David R. Marples • Jul 3 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences on Western fact-finding missions into the Soviet Union and Ukraine during the 1980s.

Monitoring the Chernobyl Disaster

David R. Marples • Jun 30 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences during the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, which garnered Marples international recognition.

Understanding Ukraine and Belarus: Heroes and Villains

David R. Marples • Jun 23 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences teaching and documenting the struggles of establishing an accepted history of Ukraine.

Visiting the Russian Far East: Yakutsk

David R. Marples • Jun 16 2020 • Articles
This chapter describes the author's travel, stories and experiences travelling to the Russian Far East in the 1990s following the collapse of the Soviet Union at the start of the decade.

The PNAC (1997-2006) and the Post-Cold War ‘Neoconservative Moment

Pierre Bourgois • Feb 1 2020 • Articles
The PNAC represented the post-Cold War neoconservative moment, and played a vital role in the intellectual revival of neoconservatism during the second half of the 1990s.

Review – Russia’s Public Diplomacy: Evolution and Practice

Olga Krasnyak • Oct 22 2019 • Features
This volume highlights historical approaches as well as the distinct features of Russia's public diplomacy, such as its positioning as the guardian of traditional values.

British Policy Towards Romania, 1936–41

Sorin Arhire • Mar 3 2019 • Articles
For almost the entire interwar period, more precisely until 1938, Great Britain did not have a clearly outlined political or economic strategy towards Romania.

Moscow and the Baltic States: Experience of Relationships, 1917–1939

Oleg Ken and Alexander Rupasov • Dec 19 2018 • Articles
The Soviets did not understand what they wanted in the Baltic region. A hierarchisation of goals and objectives, and an adequate assessment of their own capabilities and resources was not conducted.

Soviet Foreign Policy in the Early 1980s: A View from Chinese Sovietology

Jie Li • Dec 7 2018 • Articles
Chinese Soviet-watchers did not present many vicissitudes of Soviet international manoeuvres; instead, they attempted to adjust their analyses to align with China's vision of itself and the world.

Interview – Virginie Grzelczyk

E-International Relations • Nov 15 2018 • Features
Virginie Grzelczyk discusses North Korea's status as a nuclear power, the ways in which they are "mainstreaming", and their relationship with South Korea and the US.

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