Category: Dissidents

China launches ‘gray-zone’ warfare to subdue Taiwan: CCP ‘reaping the whirlwind’ from too-sharp power

     

Months after eliminating a popular challenge to its rule in Hong Kong, China is turning to an even higher-stakes target: self-governing Taiwan. The island has been bracing for conflict with… Read more »

Global public ‘not buying’ China’s sharp power propaganda

     

Chinese President Xi Jinping appears to be further consolidating his control of the ruling Communist Party, but Beijing’s overseas influence operations are looking a little ragged. The Central Committee’s just-concluded… Read more »

EU sanctions Russia for Navalny poisoning, Belarus leader for crackdown

     

The European Union agreed Monday to impose targeted sanctions against Russian officials and entities allegedly involved in the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny but officials insisted the move should… Read more »

Yuri Orlov ‘lit a fire under Soviet regime’

     

Yuri Orlov, physicist who became a symbol of Soviet dissent, dies at 96 https://t.co/21j9gD1Mdr — Democracy Digest (@demdigest) October 1, 2020 Yuri Orlov, a Russian-born physicist who designed particle accelerators,… 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 »