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Fall of the Red Empire

Eric Margolis | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics
Eric Margolis

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe was collapsing. The Berlin Wall had been breached. The Communist East German government was literally swept away by the storm tide of history.

Former Georgian Leader Dies

AP | By MISHA DZHINDZHIKHASHVILI | Posted 09.05.2014 | World

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Eduard Shevardnadze was a key figure in revolutions abroad and the victim of one at home. As the Soviet Union's foreign mini...

Thank You, Mikhail Gorbachev, For Not Starting WWIII

Eric Margolis | Posted 02.26.2012 | World
Eric Margolis

The Soviet Union's disintegration could easily have ignited World War III with the US and NATO. That it did not was due to two remarkable men: Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and his chief ally, Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze.

The Fading Colors of Pseudo-Revolutions

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The overthrow of Kyrgyzstan's president is not part of a historic revolutionary wave that is going to do away with the old corrupt and authoritarian regime and usher in a new dawn of liberal democracy.