Just like during the 1970s, coups in Africa have become trendy again. And I mean “trendy”: many human actions are more contagious than we give them credit for.
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News about the struggle for democracy in Russia. Russia is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, "limited political competition, assassination, and repression are used by dictator Vladimir Putin to maintain control". Also see our articles on Putin or on two of his public opponents Alexei Navalny and the punk band Pussy Riot.
The 2023 Russia-Africa Summit’s outcome hinges on African states viewing Russia as partner, competitor, and rival amid evolving norms and Sino-Russian ties.
Berkovich and Petriychuk where charged with justifying terrorism over a play about Russian women marrying Islamists in Syria.
The arrest of opposition blogger Raman Pratasevich shocked the world when Belarus forced his Ryanair flight to Lithuania to land in Minsk.
Recent changes at Twitter have enabled authoritarian governments in Russia, China, and Iran to amplify propaganda and disinformation.
Russian performance collective Pussy Riot will receive this year’s Woody Guthrie prize honoring art for social change, award organizers said Thursday.
Russian mercenary boss Yevgeny Prigozhin responded to comparisons [with]…Rasputin who treated the son of the last tsar for haemophilia.
Russia’s ruling party is purging its ranks of opponents to the war in Ukraine with AI and algorithms that track voters’ social media activity.
Russian lawyer Leonid Krikun, who defended opposition and civil right activists in high-profile cases, has fled Russia, fearing for his safety.
The authoritarian excesses of Myanmar’s junta, which now include the death penalty, are enabled by protection from China and Russia.