Authoritarianism is a persistent threat to democracy and the transatlantic alliance. The Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine is only its latest effort to expand its influence, while it continues to spread disinformation abroad and crush dissent at home. The Chinese Communist Party has continued to seek influence across the transatlantic space through disinformation and strategic economic investment as it starts to flex newly found military power.
Russia is suffering from imperial overreach, and Ukraine from its David versus Goliath battle at a time when the US is deeply divided over foreign affairs. How can they salvage their futures?
Signs of Western hesitation over support for Ukraine encourage Russian propagandists to speculate on which country might be the next victim.
The State Department’s new Black Sea strategy is an opportunity to build closer cooperation between allies following Russia’s assault on Ukraine.
Speculation about Putin’s fate highlights his weakness.Read More