Tag: color revolutions

Anti-hypocrisy rhetoric weaponized to attack postwar liberal order

     

The only way for the European Union to survive as a liberal actor in an increasingly illiberal environment is by transforming itself from a missionary who wants to shape the… Read more »

Is Russia really undermining democracy in the West?

     

Russian interference has undermined democracy in the West by destabilizing institutions and polarizing societies. Western democratic governments had to strengthen their domestic institutions to protect against adversaries eager to exploit… Read more »

Venezuela: two ways to help Guaidó against ‘Bolivarian beggars’

     

Venezuela finds itself part of a trial of strength, the Economist observes. A peaceful transition to a democratic, economically literate government could restore normality to what was once one of… Read more »

‘No color revolution’: Armenians don’t deliver blow to Putinism?

     

In Armenia, a constitutional power grab backfired, says Chatham House analyst Laurence Broers. Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan stepped down Monday amid large-scale protests against corruption and his rule, a move… Read more »

‘World’s Newest One-Party State’: Beijing backs Cambodia’s crackdown

     

Sweden said on Tuesday it was stopping new aid for Cambodia after the main opposition party was outlawed by the Supreme Court at the government’s request….. But Western donors have… Read more »

China’s sham show trials ‘like a theater of the absurd’

     

Human rights groups and observers say China’s latest wave of “sham trials” against legal advocates, arrested amid an orchestrated crackdown last July, is mostly a political charade, and to some… Read more »

Brexit advances Russia’s strategic aims

     

Vladimir Putin appeared to throw down the gauntlet to British politicians to quit the European Union yesterday, questioning whether they would dare to deliver on the democratic mandate for Brexit… Read more »

Iran poll balances ‘external loosening’ with ‘internal stiffening’

     

Iranians headed to the polls Friday in elections made easy for conservatives after sweeping bans that left many pro-reform candidates off the ballots, adding further political pressures on Hassan Rouhani,… Read more »