Latest Former Soviet Union Analysis

The Anatomy of Anti-Corruption

Different circumstances and motives underlie the latest round in the anti-corruption fight around the world. Read more…

Tens of thousands of Moldovans rally in the capital Chisinau on Sept. 6. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

How Unrest in Moldova Is Different This Time

The country, important in the Russia-West competition, is no stranger to political upheaval, but there are signs recent dissension could be particularly destabilizing. Read more…

U.S. diplomat and historian George F. Kennan (1904 - 2005, left) is sworn in as ambassador to the Soviet Union by Raymond Muir, as Kennan's wife and daughter look on. (HULTON ARCHIVE/Getty Images)

Why the U.S. Feels It Must Contain Russia

The strategy Washington used against the Soviet Union during the Cold War is still useful as the United States works to keep Russia from becoming a regional hegemon. Read more…