Category: Central/Eastern Europe

Three reasons the Belarusian Revolution has stalled

     

  Aliaksandr Lukashenka’s regime is maintaining control through large-scale repression, with reports of the regime killing protesters or putting them behind bars for years, as well as lower level fines and arrests of people simply… Read more »

Romania’s kleptocratic ‘Long Shadow’ targets anti-corruption advocate

     

It’s an “explosive observational documentary,” a “brilliant….COVID-era must see,” a “full on masterpiece” that’s “as thrilling as All the President’s Men” – just a few of the plaudits critics have… Read more »

‘Silver bullet’ needed to bring autocrats to heel

     

New legislation allows Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban to further consolidate power while eroding civil liberties and making it harder to scrutinize how the government spends public funds, the Times… Read more »

A Power for Good: How international solidarity can tackle human rights abuses

     

How effective are international diplomacy and civic advocacy in countering human rights abuses? Iran and Cuba offer two prime opportunities where the Biden administration can prioritize human freedom by making… Read more »

Coronavirus a ‘catalyst for global civil society’?

     

The coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact not only on government policies but also on societies, says a leading analyst. The crisis has played out at the public authority… Read more »

Back to basics: Getting serious about advancing democracy

     

European leaders like to claim they care about democracy. But too often, their policies ignore it — damaging Europe’s own interests in the process, argue AEI analysts Dalibor Rohac and Ivana Stradner…. Read more »