In the News

Oct 20, 2021

Chhibber wrote an opinion piece for The Economic Times: Litmus test passed, how the government can ‘Air India’ the rest 

Economy & Business India

In the News

Sep 30, 2021

Chhibber wrote an opinion piece for The Economic Times: View: If India has to take on China, it must understand China and its future intentions 

China Economy & Business


Aug 12, 2021

Western Companies Must Stop Funding Misinformation in Belarus

By Doug Klain

Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Pepsi, Mars, and more, are apparently funding full-on propaganda that elevates and protects a violent authoritarian regime, assisting it in declaring enemies of the state and deeming ordinary people inhuman garbage worthy of repression. It needs to be untenable for these brands to advertise on state-owned Belarusian networks. Doug Klain

Belarus Human Rights


Jun 7, 2021

Countering the Myth of Ukrainian Authoritarianism

By Doug Klain

Democratic Transitions Political Reform


May 24, 2021

The Kremlin’s Painfully Human Incompetence

By Doug Klain

“Whatever the Russian state does to dress-up and hide the corruption and criminality running rampant, it’s a state filled with bumbling, embarrassing fools granted enormous power over others. Highlighting their incompetence and humanity is one of the greatest threats to that power — and it’s something they are willing to kill over.” Doug Klain

Corruption Intelligence


May 19, 2021

A Green chancellor (yes, a Green chancellor) will keep Germany and Europe safe

By Roderick Kefferpütz

Though they are a movement formed by peaceniks, the German Greens realize that the challenge of our time, besides climate change, is the systemic conflict between democracy and authoritarianism, writes a Green strategist.

Europe & Eurasia Germany


Mar 1, 2021

Garlauskas in Asia Times: Kim Jong Un says ‘sorry, not sorry’

Markus Garlauskas argues that analysts should not take Kim Jong Un's apologies to the North Korean public for recent policy failures at face value and that they should stay vigilant about the tactical motivations behind such rhetoric.

Intelligence Korea


Feb 26, 2021

Akbar in The Washington Post: Afghans are living in terror. That must change for peace.

By Shaharzad Akbar

"It’s now been a year since the United States signed an agreement with the Taliban. Afghans were expecting peace, but one of the most tangible changes has been an increase in targeted killings, mostly unclaimed, that have created an environment of terror and fear," writes Shaharzad Akbar in The Washington Post Opinion.

Afghanistan Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding


Feb 12, 2021

Roberts in Pairagraph: Is China’s economic success to be applauded, or feared?

On February 5th, Dexter Roberts co-authored an article, “Is China’s Economic Success to Be Applauded, or Feared” on Pairagraph in a debate format with Branko Milanovic, Visiting Presidential Professor at the Graduate Center City University of New York. In the article, Roberts argues that while the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) economic policies since the 1980s […]

China Economy & Business


Feb 9, 2021

Zarazinski in Hacker Noon: Venezuela is patient zero challenging the Western financial system with Bitcoin

Global sovereign currencies are regulated and mediated by central banks, with significant tracking and infrastructure capabilities to allow for secure currency transactions, to enforce government policy, and to monitor criminal behavior. These safeguards do not exist with cryptocurrencies, which enable peer-to-peer instantaneous and immutable blockchain transactions. The result: participants can sidestep American controlled transaction mechanisms. […]