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October 04, 2019
With Russia’s ongoing use of hybrid warfare to undermine its neighbors, what steps can states take to counter disinformation and protect democracy? The International Republican Institute’s (IRI) >versus< media monitoring tool supports these states in the battle against Russian propaganda.... Read More
September 09, 2019
The threat of “color revolutions” is a recurring theme in the Russian government security discourse and pro-Kremlin media. The term was first used to refer to a series of nonviolent protest movements starting in the 2000s that resulted in the overthrow of pro-Russian autocratic and oligarchic... Read More
July 17, 2019
The relationship between the Baltic states and Russia has always been complicated. No sitting Russian president has ever made an official state visit to Estonia, Latvia or Lithuania, and meetings between their heads of state are rare. After Russian aggression in Georgia in 2008, many governmental... Read More
March 13, 2019
On March 13, 2019 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a report on EU strategic communication and propaganda from third countries, drafted on behalf of the Foreign Affairs Committee by MEP Anna Fotyga (ECR/... Read More
May 14, 2018
As Vladimir Putin enters his fourth term in office, the human rights situation in Russia continues to deteriorate. We have seen persecution of non-Russian Orthodox religious groups, detainment of protesters, the beating and killing of opponents, and more ‘low intensity’ administrative punishments... Read More
March 27, 2018
This month, Russian voters went to the polls to elect their president for a six-year term. To no one’s surprise, results confirm the incumbent president, Vladimir Putin, prevailed yet again. Initial reports gave him as much as 76 percent, and 56.2 million votes - the highest number cast for a... Read More
November 20, 2017
It is part of human nature to suppress and ignore various uncomfortable indicators. The belief that life as we know it, will continue more or less in the same direction even with clear signs showing the opposite, is very hard to counter with rational thoughts and acts until the change becomes too... Read More
October 12, 2017
2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of two Russian revolutions. The February Revolution began when riots and strikes over the scarcity of food erupted in St. Petersburg. Russians had lost faith in their government, the economy was horrendous and corruption was rampant. Demonstrators took to... Read More
September 08, 2017
The residents of Moscow will go to polling stations on September 10, 2017, to elect their municipal district deputies. With typically low voter turnout, sometimes in the single digits, these elections regularly garner little attention from the local population and Russian political parties. But... Read More
April 04, 2017
Eighty-five years ago, Ukraine suffered at the hands of Stalin’s Soviet Union and to this day continues to fight for recognition of Holodomor, a genocide that killed more than 10 million people. The Atlantic Council held an event titled “Connecting Ukraine’s Past to Present: From Holodomor to the... Read More

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