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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

In the long list of electoral interference attempts in recent years, one case stands out: the 2017 French presidential election–because it failed. Its failure lies in the fact that the result of the election did not coincide with the aim of the attackers. This new report, “The #Macron Leaks Operation,” by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer analyzes […]

Report by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

Cybersecurity Disinformation

Thu, Jun 13, 2019

Democratic defense against disinformation 2.0

As the speed and efficiency of influence operations increase, democratic societies need to further invest in resilience and resistance to win the new information war. Democratic Defense Against Disinformation 2.0 is a report card on efforts and a roadmap for policymakers and social media companies.

Report by Alina Polyakova and Daniel Fried

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

Russian information operations are carefully curated for each country that Moscow targets. For their own citizens, Russian media describe their country as all-powerful, yet the victim of constant plots and slander. Moldovans are told a predatory European Union (EU) is impoverishing the country and tearing it from Moscow’s benevolent orbit. The message to Ukrainians is […]

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

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