Cyber Security and Emerging Threats Eastern Europe and Russia Europe Griffin Cornwall Russia Security Trade

Lukashenko’s Gambit: Embattled Belarusian President Risks National Sovereignty Amidst Increasing Isolation from the West

In this article Griffin Cornwall examines the impact of the Belarusian Government’s dramatic arrests of Roman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega, the increased sanctions pressure from the West this action has brought, and the potential risks to Belarus’ national sovereignty brought by President Lukashenko’s retrenchment of his relationship to his longstanding ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin

Centre For Disinformation Studies

‘The Kids Are Alright’: How Young Journalists Find Ways to Report on Social Issues in Russia

In this article, Maria Zelenova examines how Russian independent journalists have been able to adapt under harsh censorship laws, creating a new ecosystem for reporting on important stories.

Society, Culture, and Security

Strongman Domination in World Politics: Why Political Systems Matter

Although many strongman leaders are portrayed as authoritarian, power hungry, and egotistic control freaks, Junior Research Fellow Ramesh Balakrishnan discusses how there is a world of difference between those leaders at the head of democracies versus those who are unelected and rule over dictatorships.

Cyber Security and Emerging Threats NATO and Canada NATO Operations Society, Culture, and Security

A Captive State in Democratic Clothing: A Discussion with Consul General Andrii Veselovskyi

In a four part series, the NATO Association of Canada discusses the advance of Russia and Ukraine’s bid to join NATO with Ukrainian Consul General Andrii Veselovskyi. The inaugural feature discusses the reality of Russian intervention in Central and Eastern Europe, and analyzes how western misconceptions and acquiesce have led to a negligent disregard of Read More…