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Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Thinking foreign policy in Russia: Think tanks and grand narratives

Russia’s post-Crimean foreign policy does not exist in a vacuum. Its ramifications are colliding with regional and global trends that are effectively destabilizing the post-Cold War international order.

Report by Anton Barbashin & Alexander Graef

Civil Society International Norms

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Prospects of the Russian protest movement

Amid a summer of protest and Vladimir Putin’s declining popularity, Ksenia Kirillova looks at the Russian protests victories, weaknesses, and next steps.

Issue Brief by Ksenia Kirillova

Elections Political Reform

Mon, Oct 28, 2019

Перспективы российского протестного движения

Итоги выборов в Москве подтвердили как рост протестных настроений среди населения, так и способность оппозиции мобилизовать и координировать свои действия.

Issue Brief by Ксения Кириллова

Elections Political Reform

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States’ own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Thu, Jun 20, 2019

The “#Macron leaks” operation: a post-mortem

“The #Macron Leaks Operation,” by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer analyzes the coordinated attempt to undermine Emmanuel Macron’s candidacy, with a disinformation campaign consisting of rumors, fake news, and even forged documents; a hack targeting the computers of his campaign staff; and, finally, a leak—15 gigabytes (GB) of stolen data.

Report by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Wed, May 15, 2019

Foreign interference in Ukraine’s election

Ukraine conducted its presidential election in accordance with democratic standards, despite clear evidence of Russian interference. The interference, however, was not extensive enough to affect the election’s outcome or the actual voting process.

Report by Ukraine Election Task Force

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Mon, Apr 22, 2019

US international broadcasting: recommendations from the Eurasian experience

Perhaps the most important US tool for contesting these narratives, directly to the populations Moscow targets, is US international broadcasting.

Report by Thomas Kent

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Dealing with the offshore economy

The West, with its rule of law and creation of the Western-governed offshore economy, has given corrupt elites in developing countries the tools and capacity to avoid ever establishing the rule of law in their own countries.

Report by Alan Riley

Corruption European Union

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Putin exodus: The new Russian brain drain

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies.

Report by John E. Herbst, Sergei Erofeev

Corruption Germany

Tue, Dec 4, 2018

The Kremlin’s Trojan Horses 3.0

As is now known, the Kremlin’s tentacles do not stop in Ukraine, Georgia, or East Central Europe. They reach far and deep in the core of western societies. Acknowledging the ongoing threat is the first step to countering its effects and building long-term resilience.

Report by Atlantic Council

Corruption Cybersecurity

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