How to Help Belarusan Democrats

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The people of Belarus continue to protest the blatant stealing of another election by Alexander Lukashenka and his regime’s harsh repression. As it has done for more than 30 years, the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE) stands in solidarity with the people of Belarus and calls on all democratic governments, legislatures and […]

By |August 21st, 2020|Belarus, Centers for Pluralism, Democracy, Eastern Europe, IDEE|

IDEE Condemns Forced Exile of Crimean Tatar Leaders

For Release: October 25, 2017
Contacts: Eric Chenoweth and Irena Lasota

Press Release
IDEE Condemns Forced Exile of Crimean Tatar Leaders
The Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE) welcomes the release from prison and house arrest of Akhtem Chiygoz and Ilmi Umerov, the two deputy chairmen of the Crimean Tatar national assembly, the Mejlis. IDEE equally and strongly protests their forcible expulsion from Crimea. Their unwanted exile is a further violation of human rights by the Russian government — part of a systematic campaign of persecution of Crimean Tatars since its illegal occupation of Crimea in March 2014. […]

By |October 25th, 2017|Crimea, Eastern Europe, IDEE|

The Authoritarian Challenge: The Concordance of Trump’s Presidency and Putin’s Russia

Revised September 26, 2017                                                                                                       […]

By |September 22nd, 2017|Eastern Europe, Eric Chenoweth, Russia|

Turning Away From The Election’s Alarming Story: Russian Intervention

by Eric Chenoweth

The following appeared in the Washington Post, November 26, 2016.

In assessing Donald Trump’s presidential victory, Americans continue to look away from this election’s most alarming story: the successful effort by a hostile foreign power to manipulate public opinion prior to the vote. […]

By |November 26th, 2016|Eastern Europe, Eric Chenoweth, Russia|

Can US Democracy Defend Itself?

The following article appeared in The Washington Post, November 2, 2016.

By Eric Chenoweth

Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy has posed many challenges to U.S. media. In at least one frightening respect, it has failed: News outlets are actively abetting an authoritarian and imperialist foreign power’s attempt to manipulate a U.S. presidential election to aid its favored candidate, Trump, and sanctioning an assault on the individual and civil liberties of all American citizens. […]

By |November 2nd, 2016|Eastern Europe, Eric Chenoweth, Russia|

Answering Authoritarian Politics:

An Open Letter to an American Citizen
About the 2016 Presidential Election
September 16, 2016

by Eric Chenoweth                                                                                          PDF Version          […]

By |September 16th, 2016|Communism, Eastern Europe, Eric Chenoweth, Poland|

Zaświadczenie dla Macierewicza

By Irena Lasota

Wygląda na to, że zanim rząd zajmie się polityką historyczną, będzie się musiał zająć polityką polityczną. […]

By |December 11th, 2015|Communism, Eastern Europe, Irena Lasota, Plus Minus, Po Polsku, Poland|

Zbigniew Romaszewski: A Life in Human Rights

Zbigniew Romaszewski: A Life in Human Rights (MS Word) by Eric Chenoweth
Published in Sarmatian Review, no. 415, April 2015 (PDF).

Dances with Dictators: General Jaruzelski’s Revisionists

The following article appeared in the journal World Affairs in its September-October 2014 issue.

Twenty-five years ago, breakthrough elections were held in Poland that led, within three months, to the downfall of that country’s communist regime. The events helped to spark the Velvet Revolutions that spread, within the next six months, to Budapest, Prague, Bratislava, Berlin, […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Communism, Eastern Europe, Eric Chenoweth, Poland, Solidarity|