There are four key signs that democracy is under attack, The Economist observes, says the protests in Hong Kong and Russia highlight a paradox.
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.
It looks like the Russians are trying to hide the truth about that nuclear accident in Nyonoksa, the naval weapons testing range earlier this month.
Democratic allies need to band together in coordinated effort to counter Chinese and Russian “political warfare operations” to ward off threats to freedom.
A new front has been opened in Georgia’s political airwaves battle in the announcement of new channel an opportunity for electoral reform for civil society.
Voting machine security has been topical since Russia’s 2016 meddling. An interesting article asks where we stand six months before New Hampshire Primary.
How to limit foreign meddling in US campaigns has been topical since 2016. The latest proposals on this front come from Brennan Center For Justice.
President Macron will seek to persuade Putin next week to resume peace talks with Ukraine after its new president offered an olive branch.
On street liberalism, Gideon Rachman argues that events in Moscow and Hong Kong show how single-grievance protests can evolve into wider movements.
In recent Moscow democracy protests, thousands, in one of Russia’s largest demonstrations and new challenge to Putin, decry barring of independents in poll.
Common Cause has lauded the report on Russian interference into the 2016 elections by US Senate for its recommendations on the course of action to take.