Author Archives: DemDigest

Paradox of Progress: increased risk of conflict calls democracy into question


Economic and technological advances have enhanced human wealth and possibilities, but that same progress is disrupting the state-centered global order and creating potential pitfalls, according to Global Trends: Paradox of… Read more »

Canada’s new FM a critic of Russia’s ‘authoritarian kleptocracy’


  Canada has named Chrystia Freeland, a prominent critic of Russia who was banned by Moscow in 2014, as its new minister of foreign affairs, The Guardian reports: In 2014,… Read more »

Bipartisan initiative aimed at countering Russian hostilities


A bipartisan group of U.S. senators today introduced a bill Tuesday that would increase sanctions against Russia, VOA reports. The sanctions bill, dubbed the “Countering Russian Hostilities Act of 2017,”… Read more »

Azerbaijan’s ‘Caviar Diplomacy’ exposed


Prominent Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov (left) whose efforts to expose high-level corruption have irked President Ilham Aliyev’s government has been detained and charged with disobeying the police, Radio Free Europe/Radio… Read more »