Corbyn’s Trots

Entryism plagued the Labour Party in the 1970s, and is doing so again

Will Putin’s Empire Outlast The Soviets?

In 1984, Laszlo Solymar (under a pseudonym) predicted the collapse of the USSR. Will today’s Russia suffer the same fate? 

British Witnesses To Lenin’s Revolution

Five British writers were in Russia in 1917. Each one had his own story, but all were overwhelmed by the powerful tide of history

Stalin’s Man In London

The newly-published diaries of Ivan Maisky are an extraordinarily important 21st-century contribution to our understanding of the Second World War

Fischer’s Cuban Crisis

A lesser-known Cold War chess clash which left Bobby Fischer the worse for wear

Unhappy Birth Days

A radical French obstetrician believes modern society is the enemy of childbirth

Getting Away With Murder

A new thriller set in late-Stalinist Soviet Union has alarmed Russian authorities

Lee’s Legacy

"Lee Kuan Yew met every Chinese leader from Mao to Xi Jinping. But is China following his Singaporean model?"

Communism’s Comeback?

The West has missed an opportunity

Delenda Est?

Why must so many wars be refought?

Underrated: Abroad

The ravenous longing for the infinite possibilities of “otherwhere”

The king of cakes

"Yuletide revels were designed to see you through the dark days — and how dark they seem today"