Responding to COVID-19’s Impact on Democracy: Two and a Half Years Later

July 28, 2022

By Ryan Arick and Ariane Gottlieb

Over the past two and a half years, the COVID-19 pandemic has ravaged societies and lives everywhere. Globally, the threat to democracy’s health has been comprehensive, too. Even as the pandemic potentially wanes, the crisis will continue...

Sanctioning Pipelines and Oligarchs Is Not a Silver Bullet to Stop Putin’s War in Ukraine

July 20, 2022

By Kate Watters

After Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Western governments moved swiftly to sanction many Russian oligarchs and corporations, especially those closely associated with Vladimir Putin. Threatening Russia's oil and gas revenues was seen as a silver bullet in the current...

Lessons on Digital Authoritarianism from a Pro-Beijing Disinformation Network

July 7, 2022

By Marc Owen Jones

Despite efforts by the EU and the U.S. governments to curtail Russian disinformation through sanctioning or blocking state-backed media...

In Latin America, Fact-Checking Organizations and Cross-Regional Collaborations Attempt to Counter Russia’s Disinformation

July 6, 2022

By Claudia Flores-Saviaga and Deyra Guerrero

At the Ninth Summit of the Americas (June 6-10, 2022), U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken

“Big Brother” is Teaching: Historical Revisionism and Censorship as Tools of Sharp Power

June 23, 2022

By Ariane Gottlieb

In his seminal work 1984, George Orwell stated, “who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past.” His writing reveals a keen observation: autocrats seek to manipulate, warp, and erase history to legitimize their rule and undercut...

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