Russians deserve to live in a free democracy and the world must come to their defense, according to an open letter signed by prominent democracy advocates.
Russia articles on Democracy Chronicles
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.
Exposure should form a core plank of public information campaigns that reveal China and Russia’s corrupting and coercive behaviors.
Common Cause President Karen H. Flynn has issued a statement on the recent boost to election security by the senate, says its welcome but has shortfalls.
Democracy assistance is failing to adapt to the shifting dynamics of global politics evident in recent reports from such varied sources as Freedom House,
A growing number of Russian entertainers joined in a rare show of defiance and solidarity, in support of an actor who they say was wrongfully convicted
A period of strategic competition with China and firm push-back against Russia could be blended with economic growth and focused cooperation.
The shortlived 2016 cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid hides a darker truth as new clues show hackers actually aimed for lasting destruction.
Information technology is changing the face of war and peace, creating a new theater of warfare in cyberspace and new threats to democracy.
Today, I stood in a Moscow court as it sentenced Konstantin Kotov, a 34-year old software engineer, to four years in prison.
Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election shouldn’t have been a total shock. Matt Apuzzo, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, tells us why.