Russia creates propaganda unit to wage information warfare

     

Russia has added information warfare troops to its military, Moscow’s defense chief said in a speech to parliament on Wednesday, The Hill reports: Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu would not… Read more »

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Cuba: foreign former officials can’t attend dissident event

     

Cuba stoked tensions across Latin America on Tuesday by blocking a former Chilean minister and one of Mexico’s ex-presidents from travelling to the island to attend an award ceremony hosted… Read more »

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How democratic backsliding happens

     

Surveying democratic around the world, the clear lesson is: Not every wolf threatening democracy howls and bares its teeth. Many threats are stealthy, according to Aziz Huq and Tom Ginsburg,… Read more »

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‘Clear evidence’ Putin interfered with election results

     

There is “clear evidence” of direct Russian involvement in British elections, a Labour former minister has said. Former Europe minister Chris Bryant also warned that many believed some of the… Read more »

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‘Intellectual godfather’ Michael Novak made case for democratic capitalism

     

Michael Novak came to my rescue when I had just been defrauded of millions of dollar, says analyst Andreas Widmer. It was late 2001, and the high-tech wave of the… Read more »

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Can ‘geostrategic retreat from internationalism’ be reversed?

     

The geostrategic retreat from internationalism by the United States is consistent with a broader political trend, The Washington Post’s Michael Gerson contends: Summarizing recent survey data [in the National Endowment… Read more »

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Bitter Harvest: Connecting Ukraine’s Past and Present

     

The Holodomor, a genocide by forced starvation enacted on the Ukraine by Joseph Stalin during the 1930s, took millions of lives, but is not particularly well-known in history, in no… Read more »

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Rare Belarus protests spread beyond capital

     

Street protests against a tax on adults who are not in full-time work spread from Belarus’s capital Minsk to other towns on Sunday, Reuters reported: Around 2,000 people took to… Read more »

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