Tag: Chrystia Freeland

‘Time for democracy to fight back’ against rising autocrats


  The greatest risk to pluralism is in young democracies where checks and balances are not yet robust, the Economist reports. The weakening of a rules-based international order seemed inconceivable… Read more »

‘Oligarch-infested kleptocracy’? Ukraine’s corruption undermining democratic prospects


  By pumping so much money through the hands of Ukrainian officials and businessmen — often the same people — the surge in military spending has held back efforts to… Read more »

Why advancing democracy matters


The crisis and ‘democratic deconsolidation’ in Venezuela is a glaring demonstration of the value and necessity of democracy promotion as a foreign policy objective, according to The Washington Post’s Jennifer… Read more »

Advancing democracy at home and abroad


Canadians should be “prepared” for Russian attempts to destabilize the country’s political system says Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, an outspoken critic of the Kremlin’s authoritarian kleptocracy. The proliferation of… Read more »

Canada’s new FM a critic of Russia’s ‘authoritarian kleptocracy’


  Canada has named Chrystia Freeland, a prominent critic of Russia who was banned by Moscow in 2014, as its new minister of foreign affairs, The Guardian reports: In 2014,… Read more »