With the growing trend of Russia’s active measures against democracies worldwide, and interesting article approaches what works and what doesn’t when countering Russia’s political assaults. A very interesting post in Democracy Digest has the story.
Democracies around the world are combating Russian election interference, a new report observes. Some of these countries have dealt with this interference better than others, and there are important lessons to be derived from these experiences, according to James Lamond and Talia Dessel, a senior policy adviser and research analyst, respectively, at the Center for American Progress.
With these factors in mind, the report – Democratic Resilience: A Comparative Review of Russian Interference in Democratic Elections and Lessons Learned for Securing Future Elections – outlines Russian election influence operations and evaluates the responses from stakeholders. It determines the lessons to be learnt from these democracies, including what works and what does not when confronting Russian political assaults, which aim to further three overarching goals:
- To sow political and social discord in the target countries
- To undermine and challenge the Western democratic system, especially in the eyes of transitioning democracies
- To shift policies in target countries to undermine the trans-Atlantic alliance and the European project.
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