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April 2021

COVID, Politics and Post-Soviet Societies: StrategEast’s Westernization Report 2021

19 April @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

Since the end of the Cold War, the 15 successor states to the Soviet Union have adopted different paths to their economic and political transition. Some, like those in the Baltics, have become democratic and liberal, while others, such as Belarus and Tajikistan, remain authoritarian regimes. ‘The Westernization Report’, issued by the Washington D.C.-based StrategEast think-tank, highlights the most important political and economic events that occurred in 14 post-Soviet countries (excluding Russia) in 2020.  Covering topics from political unrest in…

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From Dissent to Detention: Human Rights Abuses in Iran

26 April @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online United Kingdom

As international attention regarding Iran is focused upon the US administration’s attempts to salvage the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deplorable human rights abuses committed across Iran, are going unaddressed. The authorities heavily suppress the rights to freedom of expression, association and assembly, while also using their powers to unlawfully crush peaceful political protests. The authorities continue to arbitrarily detain hundreds of protesters and human rights defenders, sentencing many to imprisonment and flogging. Women, as well as ethnic…

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