A World of Whitewash Over a Legacy of Terror

There is a disturbing tendency to treat the legacy of the Soviet Union as the sort of unfortunate thing that happens in “one of modern history’s pivotal experiments.” It is not. It is a legacy that endures to this day.

PRISM Fallout Casts a Pall on East-West Relations

The problem for the West’s allies is that the PRISM program sounds almost exactly like NKVD/KGB operations, from secret wiretaps to anonymous government officials analyzing reams of data to identify suspects behind black, closed doors.

Whence the Future of the Not-So Grand Soviet Social Experiment?

Although one senses ESF’s implicit endorsement of ever-tighter EU controls, the foundation’s effort might lead to a more nuanced and thoughtful research agenda into a future that remains highly uncertain.