Tag: garry kasparov

The ‘fascist’ philosopher inspiring Russia’s kleptocrats

     

An advocate of Russian fascism is having a profound influence on the discourse of the country’s politicians and kleptocrats,* including Vladimir Putin, according to a leading commentator. Because Ivan Ilyin (left)… Read more »

A Brezhnev moment: ‘coronation’ takes Putin a step closer to leader-for-life

     

  With his reelection, Vladimir Putin took one step closer to becoming Russia’s leader for life.  On paper, Putin’s victory gave him a new six-year term as president. But some… Read more »

How Magnitsky Act helps ‘move from kleptocracy to democracy’

     

Ukraine’s civil society protesters are pushing for a “move from kleptocracy to democracy,” AP reports. If you ever want to feel inspired about what the United States is doing to combat kleptocracy –… Read more »

‘Vibrant call’ for democratic renewal to safeguard liberal ideals

     

Democracies are becoming cynical, while the terrorist threat “offers boulevards to demagogues of all kinds,” writes Bernard Henri-Levy. “With youth no longer possessing a memory of the great struggles against… Read more »

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 »

Democracy and Human Rights: The Case for U.S. Leadership

     

U.S. Senate Hearing. Thursday, February 16, 2017. Panel One Mr. Carl Gershman, President, National Endowment for Democracy (left) The Honorable Mark Green, President, International Republican Institute Mr. Kenneth Wollack, President, National Democratic Institute Panel… Read more »

Why democracies lose in cyber-warfare

     

Cyber confrontation is asymmetrical, not because democracies are at a technological disadvantage (the U.S. is among the world’s leaders in the technologies needed to wage cyberwars), but because a state… Read more »

Why authoritarians’ rise is ‘a global catastrophe’

     

Tragically, world institutions and organizations have failed to properly address authoritarianism. Western governments sometimes protest human rights violations in countries such as Russia, Iran, and North Korea — but routinely… Read more »

Why US-Russia spat is not a return to the cold war

     

After the cold war ended, the competition in ideas stopped, notes Peter Pomerantsev, author of ‘Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible.’ There was only one democratic capitalist model out… Read more »