Tag: Daniel Fried

Communism collapsed because Poland was ‘first out of the box’

     

Authoritarians are resurgent because of the failure to create a new global system of democratic values, said former Solidarnosc leader and Polish president Lech Walesa. “Polish democracy in practical terms… Read more »

Will the EU be a player or a playground? Solidarity of democratic West ‘matters as much as ever’

     

Today, the cohesion of the West matters as much as ever in the face of a newly assertive Russia and China, argues David Reynolds, professor of international history at the… Read more »

Twitterbots: Anatomy of a Propaganda Campaign

     

Russia’s infamous troll farm conducted a campaign on Twitter before the 2016 elections that was larger, more coordinated and more effective than previously known, research from cybersecurity firm Symantec out Wednesday… Read more »

Putin wants new Cold War battle of ideas

     

The United States, working with its allies and democratic partners, can push back against Russian aggression, which has been marked by interference in elections in the United States and Europe;… Read more »

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 »

Russia’s hybrid warfare ‘ecosystem’ a force multiplier for undercutting democracy

     

The chief of Russia’s armed forces endorsed on Saturday the kind of tactics used by his country to intervene abroad, repeating a philosophy of so-called hybrid war that has earned… Read more »

Backsliding or renewal? Democracies must unite to survive

     

The United States should adopt a new foreign policy focused on defending and expanding the ranks of democracies around the world, argues Michael H Fuchs, a senior fellow at the… Read more »

Smart sanctions should target Kremlin kleptocrats

     

More than 1,000 people were detained at anti-corruption protests across Russia on Monday, AP reports: The OVD-Info group, which tracks police detentions and posts the names of the detainees on… Read more »

Russian ‘mood swing’? High level of dissent ‘points to trouble for Putin’

     

Economic conditions for most Russians are about to get much worse, say analysts [HT: Paul Goble]. That makes grim reading for the Kremlin alongside news that Vladimir Putin’s personal support hit… Read more »