Category: Civil Society

In strategic competition, China benefits from adopting Kremlin’s disinformation playbook

     

GERMANS NOW SEE THEIR country’s relationship with autocratic China as nearly just as important as its relationship with its traditional democratic ally, the United States – a stark change in mindset… Read more »

The twilight of the Iranian revolution?

     

Isolated and dysfunctional, Iran’s Islamic Republic had reached a dead end.  “The regime has lost all popular support, and yet it is incapable of change,” a leading dissident tells the… Read more »

Persuade or Perish: ‘Pandemic Propaganda and the Global Democracy Crisis’

     

Whether stated explicitly or implied, the theme that binds much of the pandemic malign influence currently targeting western nations is that democracy, both as a system of government and a set… Read more »

COVID-19 highlights democracies’ cohesion or confusion?

     

As the World Health Assembly (WHA), the decision making body of the World Health Organization, gathers virtually today for its annual conference, more than 120 countries have signed a draft… Read more »

Failing the COVID-19 test of democratic governance

     

  Want to learn more about how the spread of #deepfake videos & #disinformation threaten our democratic elections? Watch our session w/ @Microsoft on the different strategies that social media… Read more »

Covid crisis exposes Kremlin’s limited capacity of power?

     

  The #coronavirus pandemic makes it a lot easier for strongman leaders to justify their blatant attacks on democracy. @joshuakeating for @Slate https://t.co/YXxUmtiIkh — Freedom House (@freedomhouse) May 12, 2020… Read more »

Post-Covid democratic legitimacy demands ‘re-imagining social contracts’?

     

Václav Havel was spot on when he wrote: ‘The natural disadvantage of democracy is that it is extremely tiring to those who mean it honestly, while it allows almost everything… Read more »

Yet another regime using Covid pandemic to tighten its grip

     

Egypt’s military-backed government is using the coronavirus pandemic to tighten its grip on the country, human rights activists say. In recent weeks, authorities have ordered up punishments, including prison terms,… Read more »

What China Wants: Ideology at root of ‘new type of cold war’

     

The world’s “free and open societies” should collaborate to stop their capital and technology from aiding China’s human rights violations and military build-up, and instead redirect such assets to initiatives… Read more »