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January 24, 2017 Rex Tillerson will almost certainly be the next Secretary of State. During his confirmation hearing, he was grilled on Russia: on sanctions, its interference in the U.S. election, its war crimes in...
January 17, 2017 Rex Tillerson’s faced tough questions from Senators Marco Rubio, Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, Chris Coons, and others at his confirmation hearing Wednesday. He made some common-sense...
January 17, 2017 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post Rex Tillerson’s faced tough questions from Senators Marco Rubio, Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, Chris Coons, and others at his...
January 13, 2017 Senate confirmation hearings are poor vehicles for finding out the actual views of nominees. Would-be cabinet secretaries know that it's wise to say as little as possible as vaguely as possible so as...
January 10, 2017 In 2011 Exxon Mobil, with Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson at the helm, won a lucrative contract to explore for oil in a Russian-controlled part of the Arctic Ocean, as it promised to assist...
January 09, 2017 Top Items Confirmation Hearings Confirmation hearings will begin in the Senate this week for several nominees for key cabinet positions in the new administration including Senator Jeff Sessions...
December 13, 2016 The CIA recently announced its conclusion that the Russian government intentionally interfered in the U.S. presidential election. Much of the attention has focused on illegal hacking. While such...

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Issue Brief | January 11, 2017
Six ways (other than hacking) that Russia is exploiting divisions and the rise of xenophobia in Europe 1.Backing far-right and other disruptive parties Russia has publicly provided financing to...
Factsheet | July 11, 2016
The international LGBT community has watched in horror as Russia’s brand of discriminatory propaganda legislation has taken root outside its borders. The flagship piece of that legislation, the...
Report | June 01, 2016
This article was first published in The Foreign Policy Centre's publication "Sharing Worst Practice: How countries and institutions in the former Soviet Union help create legal tools of...
Report | March 11, 2016
A joint report by Human Rights First and Free Russia Foundation Since the start of Vladimir Putin’s presidency in 2000, Russian authorities have been continually reducing the public and legal...

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