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Top 5 German Election Dashboard Takeaways

Germany’s upcoming federal election in September is not only important for the German people but can be an alluring target for foreign and domestic actors seeking to influence the future trajectory of the country or seeking to undermine democratic p [...]

2021-07-22T10:48:04-04:00July 22, 2021|By |

Dissidents: They Get the Job Done

Iranian operatives' attempt to kidnap Masih Alinejad highlights the critical role that dissidents and defectors play in combatting authoritarianism—as well as the risks autocrats will take to silence them. Earlier this month, federal prosecutors an [...]

2021-07-21T15:24:46-04:00July 21, 2021|By |

Biden Puts Oligarchs on Notice

While President Joe Biden’s critics have been arguing that sitting down with Putin on June 16 would look weak and wobbly, White House officials have kept their heads down and laid the groundwork for what could become the most sweeping policy initiat [...]

2021-06-08T09:17:01-04:00June 7, 2021|By |

Belarus Is Part of Europe’s Russia Problem

For years, Alexander Lukashenko has been a problem frequently discussed but easily forgotten. When Belarus forced Ryanair flight FR4978 to land in Minsk and arrested Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega, it took away the freedom and security not only [...]

2021-06-03T11:51:00-04:00June 3, 2021|By |
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