President Obama can't handle the current crises alone. What world leaders must do to help.


Stanislaw Ciosek was once a member of the... read more

Right at the beginning of Historys Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks, Sean McMeekin reminds readers that on the eve of World War I Russia was a formidable power on the rise.... read more

Only death is inevitable. Short of that nothing is inevitable until it happens, and everything is inevitable once it has happened. The historian deals with past events and therefore to him all... read more


The world isn't sure what it wants from the United States. Here's what the new president must provide.


So the seemingly endless U.S.... read more


'The Russians showed a helplessness in the West. That's terrible, because the West is much stronger than they are.'


During the war between... read more


It takes a while, but David Guterson's new novel unsettles us with its tale of a promising young man—and who hasn't known one—who mysteriously goes off the rails.

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For many, the turning point in the cold war was Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland in 1979. He went to lift the spirits of his weary countrymen, urging them to not despair or... read more


A gripping new thriller examines the fungible concepts of innocence and guilt in Stalinist Russia.


The Stalinist credo of Russian secret... read more


A fine debut novel about tracking a serial killer in Stalinist Russia.


The credo of the willing executioners of the Stalinist secret... read more


The Cold War may be over, but that doesn't mean the threat from the Kremlin has entirely disappeared.


Edward Lucas is much too smart an... read more