Can American Democracy Survive

by Eric Chenoweth (The Shanker Blog, November 5, 2018)

“Which world is ‘natural’? That which existed before or the world of war?
Both are natural if both are within the realm of one’s experience.”
Czeslaw Milosz, The Captive Mind, 1953

It was a political eternity ago.

In 2016, several political commentators (myself included) warned about the potential consequences of […]

By |November 5th, 2018|Democracy, Eric Chenoweth, Russia|

The Alarming Story that Won’t Go Away

by Eric Chenoweth

The American Interest (Published on: June 4, 2018)

Despite all the diminishment, denial, and deflection, the evidence is mounting that Russian interference may have tipped the 2016 election.

In mid-February, the news cycle was saturated with coverage of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictment of 13 Russians, the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), and two […]

By |June 8th, 2018|Eric Chenoweth, Russia|

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|

Nasz sojusznik Turcja

By Irena Lasota,  04.12.2015

Ten tekst nie jest przeznaczony dla fundamentalnych pacyfistów. Myślę, że każdy normalny człowiek jest przeciwko wojnie jako takiej.

Ale gdy już toczy się wojna bądź istnieje jej groźba, można o tym dyskutować i popierać ją czy potępiać w zależności od naszych poglądów politycznych, wartości moralnych i poczucia sprawiedliwości.Gdy Turcja zestrzeliła 24 listopada rosyjski samolot nad swoim terytorium, nie ukrywałam radości. […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Irena Lasota, Plus Minus, Po Polsku, Poland, Russia|

Putin Unable to Persuade Mustafa Jemilev

On 12 March in Moscow  the Russian President Vladimir Putin had a half-hour conversation with leader of the Crimean Tatars, Mustafa Jamil. Mediator in the conversation was ex-President Mintimer Shaimiyev. […]

By |March 12th, 2014|Crimea, Russia, Ukraine|