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What Killed Lenin?

AP | ALEX DOMINGUEZ | Posted 07.04.2012 | World

By ALEX DOMINGUEZ, Associated Press BALTIMORE — Stress, family medical history or possibly even poison led to the death of Vladimir Lenin, contra...

Chavez in Cuba? Or Cuba in Chavez?

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.18.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Hugo Chavez has just left Cuba amid infinite speculation, and some alarming future scenarios are being woven around his health.

Benedict XVI, A Different Pope, Will Come to a Different Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.13.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The Catholics are preparing their liturgies and their pomp to receive Benedict XVI, while others wonder if his arrival will bring some significant transformation in the political or social situation of the nation.

The Prophet Is Dead: Juche and the Future of North Korea

Amarnath Amarasingam | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Amarnath Amarasingam

Little has been written about North Korea's driving state ideology - the "Juche idea" - and the clues it may hold for predicting the nature of post-Kim Jong Il North Korea

Georgia: The Ultimate European Back Door

Rick Steves | Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel
Rick Steves

Where are all the tourists?

Nobel Peace Prize Controversies, Past And Present

Posted 12.07.2011 | World

Congratulations from across the world this morning, as the Nobel Committee announced the laureates of its Peaze Price in Oslo today. The Committee rew...

Back in the USSR (You Don't Know How Lucky You Are)

Ken Blackwell | Posted 12.05.2011 | World
Ken Blackwell

Vladimir Putin's Russian nickname would not be Vlad, but Vova. And the Russian word for what he is is vozhd. That's what Russians call the Boss. And Boss he is, to be sure.

WATCH: Soviet-Made Cars Still The Rage In Cuba

Posted 10.19.2011 | World

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, one reminder of the U.S.S.R.'s link to Cuba can still be found on the roads of Havana: an abundan...

The Mongol Rally: Entering Turkmenistan for Dummies

Grif Peterson | Posted 10.13.2011 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Before disembarking, the first mate announced that the doctor would like to inspect all the Americans. There were 8 of us, too many for the doctor to be bothered with.

Somalia: Henry Kissinger and Me, Circa 1980

Richard Walden | Posted 10.08.2011 | World
Richard Walden

At the time of Ronald Reagan's election, Somalia was sagely thought by Henry Kissinger to be ready for a tour de force, however off our collective radar screen it was at that time.

Found in Space: 50 Years After Yuri Gagarin

Meg Waite Clayton | Posted 06.12.2011 | World
Meg Waite Clayton

Fifty years ago today, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first human being to orbit the Earth. During the flight, 190 miles above the globe, he sang to himself.

Goldman Sachs Considers Helping Russia Attract Foreign Capital

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MOSCOW — President Dmitry Medvedev has held talks with Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein about the bank's possible participation in a direct i...

The Domino Theory Strikes Again: Who's Next?

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

The next regime to go is Algeria. You may ask, "How do you know this? Didn't the police there just beat the crap out of the demonstrators a day or two...

Hunger for Change

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig K. Comstock

Sharply rising food prices have often meant trouble for governments, especially when people expect better and the cost of food is a big fraction of a...

Exhibition Spotlight: Artist Dimitri Kozyrev Explores Ruin, Geometry, And Stalin

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHAT: Last One WHO: Dimitri Kozyrev WHEN: March 10, 2011 - April 1, 2011 Opening reception on March 10, 2011 from 5-9pm WHERE: Benrimon Cont...

After 80 Years Russians Wonder: Is It Time To Bury Vladimir Lenin

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — A new poll sponsored by the pro-Kremlin party is asking Russians to vote on whether it's time to bury Vladimir Lenin. The embalmed bod...

New START Is About More Than Russia

Craig Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Craig Martin

New START is about much more than relations with Russia. It is about reestablishing U.S. leadership in the global effort to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons in the world.

Nobel Peace Prize Controversies, Past And Present

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

With jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo and his family barred from accepting his Nobel Peace Prize at the Dec. 10 ceremony in Oslo, the Nobel Prize c...

Afghanistan Is About Perpetual War

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harvey Wasserman

The war in Afghanistan is about perpetual war, not Afghanistan. It's about preventing democracy in the United States, not bringing it to Southwest ...

Balanced Capitalism

Dr. Vladimir A. Masch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dr. Vladimir A. Masch

The sooner we stop coddling -just for sake of political correctness- the unbalanced and dysfunctional global economic order, the better will be our chances of surviving the crisis.

NATO Future Raises Questions: U.S. And Europe Rethink Role Of Cold War Alliance

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is heading to a meeting of NATO ministers in Estonia at a time when the 61-year-old organ...

Entering the Soviet Era in America

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

Drunk on war as Washington may be, the U.S. is still not the Soviet Union in 1991 -- not yet. But it's not the triumphant "sole superpower" anymore either.

Citizen Diplomacy Where? Part I

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig K. Comstock

After the Cold War, whether impressed by affluence, by liberty, or by the warmth of their welcome, the Soviets saw a U.S. very different from the government propaganda they'd grown up with.

The Myth of Ronald Reagan

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

A closer look at Reaganomics: One could argue that the selling of American businesses to overseas' markets began under Reagan.

Meet the Amazing Aroon Shivdasani of NYC's Indo-American Arts Council

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Indo-American Arts Council founder and executive director Aroon Shivdasani has lived all over the world but has called New York home for about half he...