Ukraine has widened its anti-corruption dragnet as pressure mounts on the country’s authorities to clean up its public finances.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Ukraine. The remains the old system still threaten the viability of Ukraine's democracy and numerous flaws threatened voting rights. Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles on Europe and Russia.
Russia Is Europe’s Most Dangerous Country For Journalists
2022 witnessed an increase in violence against journalists, especially in Russia, with many losing their lives for doing their job.
A Dangerous Reprise Of American Exceptionalism In Ukraine
The stakes are too high to cave into Putin’s phantasmatic imperial play, and too high to believe that this war can be won by arming Ukrainians.
Ukrainian And Polish History: Fighting The Empires
On February 24th, Russia started an unprovoked war against Ukraine. It has become one more attempt of the empire to demolish the Ukrainian state.
What We Get Wrong About Putin’s Motivations. And Money.
7 weeks into the Ukrainian invasion our collective media is still wasting time kvetching about Putin’s wealth and the oligarchs surrounding him.
PODCAST: Jon Meacham On Creating A More Perfect Union
Jon Meacham recently visited Penn State for a wide-ranging conversation on the war in Ukraine, polarization polarization, and the media landscape.
Unlearned Lessons Of History: From Baturyn To Bucha Massacres
This totally mad and needless war, which Russia started on a large scale, has a long story behind it. This post will provide the historical context.
How Russian Propaganda Dominates Chinese Social Media
Online platforms in China are awash with Russian propaganda on the Ukraine conflict, Beijing’s attempt to stoke anti-Western feelings.
DeSantis’ Political Shock Jock Strays From Her Academic Roots
The firebrand communications expert pushing out combative messages for Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis was not always a politically-motivated shock jock.
How China Is Backing Russia In Ukraine
Through a variety of information channels, Beijing is framing the conflict on Putin’s terms, promoting pro-Kremlin narratives.