Russia’s information operations not only threaten elections, they erode Americans’ faith in a key democratic institution: the justice system. The United States isn’t doing enough to counter the threat.
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Longtime Washington political operative W. Samuel Patten was charged on Friday for failing to register as an agent of a foreign principal under 22 U.S.C. §§612 and 618(a)(1). The Justice Department alleges that between 2014 and 2018, Patten acted on behalf of the Ukrainian political party, Opposition Bloc, a Russia-allied political group. The case was reportedly referred to the Justice Department National Security Division by the special counsel's office.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is considering reasserting its role in foreign policy.
As Congress signals interest in harsh elections interference sanctions before the midterms, one particular bill warrants deeper analysis: the bipartisan Defending Elections from Threats by Establishing Redlines Act of 2018.
Some media outlets—and Butina’s defense attorney—say the Russian national is accused of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act. They’re wrong.
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Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Russia Indictment 2.0 and Trump’s Press Conference With Putin
What the Mueller indictment means for blowback against U.S. officials, reciprocal interference by the United States, the state of U.S. preparation against renewed adversary electoral operations, and the practices of U.S. journalists.
Russia's use of private security forces with loose ties to the government is redefining the relationship between sovereignty and force.
Foreign funding for local NGOs can amplify underrepresented perspectives. That makes countries more democratic, not less.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s annual address to the Federal Assembly may reveal his thinking on technological sovereignty.