Category: Eurasia

Democracies risk fraudulent news and disinformation becoming ‘new normal’ 

     

Democracies risk fraudulent news and online disinformation becoming a normalized part of political discourse, a new report warns. PEN America today released Truth on the Ballot: Fraudulent News, the Midterm Elections,… Read more »

Kremlin Playbook 2: ‘Enablers Ecosystem’ aims to discredit democracy

     

  The United States is allocating $661 million to counter Russian disinformation and propaganda in Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia, Foreign Policy reports. The investment can’t come too soon, a… Read more »

Save the power of diplomacy to salvage rules-based world order

     

Two leading commentators fret that “the U.S.-led international order has been so successful for so long, that Americans have come to take it for granted,”  Max Boot writes for the… Read more »

International Women’s Day: defending women’s rights against authoritarianism

     

Women’s Learning Partnership Promo 2019 (English) from Women’s Learning Partnership on Vimeo. A recent public hearing of the US House Intelligence Committee dealt with the threat of rising authoritarianism and… Read more »

Cyber attacks could ‘taint’ democratic governments’ legitimacy

     

Cyber-attacks could turn elections into “tainted exercises” that undermine Western democracies, the foreign secretary has said. In a speech in Glasgow, Jeremy Hunt said authoritarian regimes view democratic elections as… Read more »

‘Sea change’ in Russia, as Nemtsov’s name reverberates?

     

Most protests and demonstrations in Russia now appear to be taking place in small and mid-sized cities, sometimes spreading to larger cities and ultimately to Moscow, notes Russia-watcher Paul Goble…. Read more »

Open society and democratic renewal – mission impossible?

     

The three pillars of freedom, protection and progress form the basis of democratic renewal, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. He proposes the establishment of a European Agency for the Protection of… Read more »

Internet’s broken democratic promise: from liberation technology to digital unfreedom?

     

  In the span of just two years, the widely shared utopian vision of the internet’s impact on governance has turned decidedly pessimistic, notes Stanford Law School analyst Nate Persily…. Read more »