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The Cable

Jul 12, 2019

Greg Satell—author of the new book Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change—talks to Greg about what’s behind successful political movements, and Susan Corke raises some democratic breakthrough moments amid backward slide in Central Europe.

 


Jun 27, 2019

It’s no secret Russia is using campaigns of influence to confront Western democracies and their allies. But it’s also intensively seeking to undermine one of its own closest allies: Belarus. Greg speaks to the country’s leading opposition politician, Andrei Sannikov, about what’s going on in Belarus. Then he’s...


Jun 20, 2019

Moldova is under fresh leadership following a serious political crisis this month when the oligarch Vladimir Plahotniuc tried to force the new government out. The country’s richest man, he had captured government institutions for his own purposes, ultimately uniting the pro-Russian Socialist Party and pro-European...


Jun 12, 2019

Poland’s nationalist Law and Justice Party has attacked democratic institutions, the judiciary and the free press and sought to criminalize criticism of Poland’s role in the Holocaust. Still, the country’s democracy remains more robust than Hungary’s, and even critics back a US military cooperation agreement...


May 30, 2019

Last year, Petr Marki-Zay won election as mayor of a medium-sized Hungarian city, defeating the candidate from Viktor Orban’s ruling Fidesz party after pulling off the feat of uniting all other opposition parties behind him. He went on to found the movement Hungary for All to replicate his success across the country....