Vladimir Putin

  • Fake News: Disinformation, Political Warfare and the Fate of Western Democracy

    Jim Ludes, Executive Director of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy at Salve Regina University, will speak about Fake News, Disinformation and Political Warfare. He posits that American democracy – and western democracies – are at risk. Our elections, our public debates, our social fabric-indeed every feature of free and open societies-are under sustained attack from a Russian government determined to sow discontent, encourage divisiveness, create chaos … Read More

  • Painting by Eugene Delacroix "La liberte guidant le peuple"

    French Presidential Election: Picks of the Week

      John Oliver on the French Elections | Youtube Interview of French Ambassador Geraud Araud on CNN | CNN A Consequential Choice for France—And an Uncertain One | The Economist Marine Le Pen Leads Far-Right to Make France More French | The New York Times Exclusive Interview: Emmanuel Macron on Brexit, Le Pen and the Teacher Who Became His Wife | The London Times Terror Attack Redefines French Presidential Race … Read More

  • A Republic, If You’ll Keep It: Picks of the Week

    How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History | Esquire Steve Bannon’s Vision for the Trump Coalition After Election Day | The New Yorker Donald Trump’s Contempt for Democracy | The New York Times Hackers Used New Weapons to Disrupt Major Websites Across U.S. | The New York Times The United States is currently the target of a Russian information operation—of this there is no doubt.  From … Read More

  • Photo of Russian president Vladimir Putin at a speaking engagement.

    Picks of the Week: Panama Papers

      The Panama Papers | The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists What are the Panama Papers? A guide to history’s biggest data leak | The Guardian Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin | The Guardian   Summary: The Panama Papers is a collection of 11.5 million files (2.6 terabytes of data) that was leaked from Mossack Fonseca, the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world, based in Panama. … Read More