Hard-Hitting Russia Sanctions Package U.S. Senate – press release & full text

On 1 August 2018, the U.S. Senate introduced a bipartisan proposal for a new bill, the Defending American Security from Kremlin Aggression Act of 2018. The bill proposes ‘comprehensive legislation that would increase economic, political, and diplomatic pressure on the Russian Federation in response to Vladimir Putin’s continued interference in our elections, malign influence in Syria, aggression across…

EU lawmakers urge to tackle Kremlin’s anti-democratic activities with EU Magnitsky Act

Lawmakers in the European Parliament urge the EU to adopt legislation to punish Russian businessmen for money-laundering activities within the EU that are used to back the Kremlin’s anti-democratic activities, such as election interference, cyberattacks, and disinformation campaigns. ‘Only if we act together, as a truly united transatlantic community, we, the West, will stand a…

Putin’s Postmodern War With the West

It may not look like war, but perhaps it should. Russia’s interference in American democracy proves that popular conception of the term needs to be updated – and failure to do so could increase U.S. susceptibility. By Patryk Babiracki Previously published in The Wilson Quarterly; republished on this page with kind permission of the author. “We…

Putin’s assymetric assault on democracy in Russia & Europe: implications for US national security

By AP – A new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive countermeasures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to the Kremlin’s systematic meddling. The…