Tag: Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

World in a ‘dangerous place for maintaining a democratic future’

     

Has the coronavirus placed the world in a “really dangerous place for maintaining a democratic future”? With much of the world on lockdown, the coronavirus crisis has chipped individual liberties… Read more »

Kremlin joins China’s sharp power bandwagon

     

The coronavirus pandemic confirms that China’s authoritarian state capitalism with its hegemonic ambitions is by far the most difficult strategic challenge the West has ever faced, according to one observer…. Read more »

Huawei: Will Europe ‘choose autocracy over democracy’?

     

Global competition between the U.S. and China is spurring countries around the world to increase their military spending, according to a new report by an international think tank that reported… Read more »

Putin’s ‘New Orchestra’ raises doubt about regime’s continued viability

     

  Mikhail Mishustin, Russia’s new prime minister, made his reputation collecting money for Vladimir Putin. His next challenge will be working out ways to spend it, The Financial Times reports… Read more »

Baltic Road to Freedom: Rhetoric vs. realpolitik

     

As Soviet communism following the fall of the Berlin Wall, the experience of Baltic “freedom fighters” like Vytautas Landsbergis of Lithuania and Lennart Meri of Estonia demonstrated the  “almost unbridgeable… Read more »

Georgia at risk of democratic backsliding?

     

A former U.S. diplomat says he has never seen Georgia so politically divided and warns that the country could retreat from the democratic progress it has made, Todd Prince, a senior… Read more »

Ukraine shows possibility of swimming against populist tide

     

In our current moment of global illiberalism, Ukrainians’ election of Volodymyr Zelenskyr reminds us of the possibility of swimming against the tide of xenophobic populism, according to David N. Myers,… Read more »

Putin’s ‘masterclass in despotism’ threatens Ukraine’s fragile democracy

     

A Russian court has ordered several of the Ukrainian sailors who were captured by Russian coast-guard forces during a confrontation at sea off Crimea to be held in custody for… Read more »

Counter influence strategies for combating disinformation

     

The potential for Russian hacking of election systems in the 2018 midterm elections has emerged as an urgent and destabilizing issue in the run-up to the U.S. elections, CodaStory reports…. Read more »