Category: Dictatorships

Why Putin’s repression is worse than under the Soviets


With Moscow’s barbaric aggression against Ukraine, Russia has experienced a quick return to almost Stalinist-era levels of repression, says former Soviet dissident Natan Sharansky. New laws have made it impossible… Read more »

A new transition paradigm? From democratic decline to authoritarian aggression


Western democracies are demonstrating fresh resolve in defending Ukraine, but still need to demonstrate sufficient resilience by addressing domestic backsliding, according to a new Freedom House report. While some democratic… Read more »