Inside Story

Remembering Chairman Mao Zedong

How is today’s China different from Mao's communist vision?

Opinion

The vivid life of Fidel Castro

As the former leader turns 90, he is seen as both a totalitarian dictator and an anti-imperialistic humanitarian.

John Kirk

by John Kirk

John Kirk

Politics

Africa and the legacy of the Cold War

'Red Africa': From a generation of cinematographers to the end of apartheid - Africa, Cuba and the Soviet Union.

Between East and West: The Cold War's legacy in Africa

Coup

Revisiting an Indonesian massacre 50 years on

Anti-communist purges starting in 1965 killed 500,000 people - and now survivors are challenging the official narrative.

Revisiting an Indonesian massacre 50 years on

Europe

Relics of Romania's communist industrial past

Despite collapse of communism, Romanians still live in derelict colonies built to support the now-ruined industries.

Relics of Romania's communist industrial past

Talk to Al Jazeera

Cuban spy: 'I will do it again if I have to'

After spending 16 years in US prisons, Gerardo Hernandez shares his remarkable story behind his liberation.

Business & Economy

Capitalism meets communism head on in Cuba

Normalised Cuba-US relations could result in a hybrid economic model blending socialism and entrepreneurial spirit.

Capitalism meets communism head on in Cuba

History

Russia's resurgent love for Josef Stalin

Millions were jailed or executed during the Great Purge, but the dictator is increasingly being remembered fondly.

Russia's resurgent love for Josef Stalin

History

Ukraine's 'anti-communist laws' stir controversy

A raft of laws passed recently praise far-right groups that fought in WWII and ban the display of Soviet symbols.

Ukraine's 'anti-communist laws' stir controversy

Opinion

Rebirth of a Cold War alliance

Nostalgic Russians see North Korea as a reminder of a socialist paradise lost.

Andrei Lankov

by Andrei Lankov

Andrei Lankov

Poverty & Development

Afro-Cubans still at mercy of white wealth

Fifty years after the revolution, not much has changed for racial group confined to Communist state's lower-rung jobs.

Politics

UK communists and the fall of the Berlin Wall

Once a hotbed of left-wing agitation, socialists in Cowdenbeath still mourn the beginning of the end of communism.

UK communists and the fall of the Berlin Wall

Opinion

Xi's Chinese dream

Where is Xi Jinping taking China?

Richard Javad Heydarian

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Human Rights

Romania tackles communist-era crimes

Former prison boss summoned to face charges for torturing political prisoners in the 1950s.

Albania

Returning immigrants propel Albania's economy

More than 200,000 people resettle in Albania and make investments after years of working abroad.