Category: Dictatorships

Resilience neutralizing Kremlin plot to dismantle democracy

     

Read @apolyakova on the threat to U.S. elections posed by disinformation and conspiracy theories emanating not just from Russia but also from China, Iran, Venezuela, and beyond:https://t.co/wkta5xoHhn — Foreign Affairs… Read more »

China waging global ‘hybrid war’: Beijing’s mass surveillance for secrets and scandal

     

The personal details of millions of people around the world have been swept up in a database compiled by a Chinese tech company with reported links to the country’s military… Read more »

Kleptopia ’emboldening dictators, poisoning democracies’

     

Tom Burgis’s new book, “Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World,” provides a magisterial account of the money and violence behind the world’s most powerful dictatorships, says Jennifer Taub, a… Read more »

Lukashenko’s ‘Ceauşescu Moment’? Unthinkable change happening in Belarus

     

  Did you miss this week’s discussion about the presidential election and protests in Belarus? (Ft @McFaul @AnnaGBusse @kath_stoner @FukuyamaFrancis). Watch on YouTube 👀: https://t.co/IMTgD2QC6x pic.twitter.com/ObR8llwY5B — FSI Stanford (@FSIStanford)… Read more »

‘The barrier of fear has broken’: What’s next for Belarus?

     

In response to Belarus’s latest stolen election, the democratic opposition has adopted three principles of protest, writes Sławomir Sierakowski, a Polish political analyst, and founding leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political… Read more »

Preempting democracy again? ‘Civil society surge’ precedes Belarus election

     

Police in Belarus have arbitrarily arrested journalists, bloggers, and political activists ahead of the August 9, 2020 presidential election and pressed charges against two potential candidates, Human Rights Watch said… Read more »

Autocrats’ attacks a tribute to independent media’s power

     

The ultimate, most severe threats to a free press come from governments, which, to justify their actions, have seized opportunistically on causes ranging from requiring platforms to moderate posts to… Read more »