In post-Soviet Russia

David G. Lewis (Exeter): Eurasian Spaces in a New World Order: Grossraum Thinking in Russian Foreign Policy. Michael David-Fox (Georgetown): Intellectuals and Communism. Richard Arnold (Muskingum) and Andreas Umland (IEAC): The Radical Right in Post-Soviet Russia. Russia’s alternate Internet: Russia says it’s creating its own Internet infrastructure for security reasons — but it has some experts worried. An interview with Mary Buckley, author of The Politics of Unfree Labour in Russia: Human Trafficking and Labour Migration. David Frum reviews The Road to Unfreedom: Russia, Europe, America by Timothy Snyder (and more and more).

Martin Muller (Lausanne): Goodbye Postsocialism. Artem Patalakh (Milan): On the Possible Foreign Policy of the Post-Putin Russia: The Case of Alexei Navalny’s Viewpoints on Foreign Affairs. Kare Johan Mjor (Uppsala): Smuta: Cyclical Visions of History in Contemporary Russian Thought and the Question of Hegemony. Kingdom come: Leon Aron on millenarianism’s deadly allure, from Lenin to ISIS. How revolutions work: Thomas Casadei interviews Michael Walzer on the noble aims and ignoble results of revolution — and in particular the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Simeon Djankov (LSE) and Elena Nikolova (UCL): Communism as the Unhappy Coming. Tim Hutchings (Durham) and Katya Linden (Stockholm): Tourists at Chernobyl: Existential Meaning and Digital Media. Michael Weiss on what Russia understands about Trump. The introduction to A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism by Victoria Smolkin.