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August 15, 2012 This blog is part of the Olympics 2012 and Human Rights Series.  The London Olympics produced new world records, new superstars and, this year, crossed a number of new human rights...
August 13, 2012 By Innokenty Grekov A verdict in the sham trial of members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot is expected this week. Not shaken by a recent gay rights protest at the London Olympics, the Kremlin...
August 07, 2012 Photo courtesy of Gazeta.ru By Innokenty Grekov The world is now witnessing the second painful week of the politically motivated and media-dominating trial of three members of Pussy Riot...
July 12, 2011 2009 Celebration at Darchei Shalom (c) jjew.ru At 4 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, young masked men threw Molotov cocktails at the Darchei Shalom synagogue in Moscow. None of the bombs...
April 29, 2011 Nikita Tikhonov and Yevgeniya Khasis. Photo ITAR-TASS Over the past decade, we’ve observed a disturbing pattern of threats and assaults against human rights activists in the Russian Federation...

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Talking Points | March 01, 2022
What are sanctions, and why are they being used or proposed in this crisis?  The word “sanctions” broadly describes a range of coercive measures usually aimed at changing behavior, either by...
Issue Brief | June 07, 2019
Download PDF Introduction When meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office in September 2018, Polish President Andrzej Duda urged the United States to create a permanent military base in...
Opinions | February 26, 2019
Read Full Report and Download This article originally appeared in The Anatomy of Illiberal States: Assessing and Responding to Democratic Decline in Turkey and Central Europe, published by The...
Report | July 11, 2018
Introduction Poland is soon approaching a point of no return concerning the independence of its judiciary. On July 3, more than 40 percent of the country’s 73 Supreme Court judges as of July 3 are...

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