No. 135 • November 2014

The End of Lost History

On 9 November 1989, the Berlin Wall—probably the most powerful symbol of the Cold War — was demolished. Several politicians and analysts dubbed 1989 annus mirabilis — the year of wonders. Back...

Read more

Maoist Hat-Tricks in Asia

The devil’s finest trick is to persuade you that he does not exist! Charles Pierre Baudelaire, Le Spleen de Paris, 1869 I have been saying for the last three years that Naxalism remains the...

Read more


This issue of Diplomaatia focuses mainly on Russia. There is an interview with Russian intelligence expert Andrei Soldatov, according to whom President Vladimir Putin is completely dependent on...

Read more