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The rise of illiberal civil society in the former Soviet Union?

Charting the rise of illiberal groups in Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova and Kyrgyzstan.


Closing the Door: the challenge facing activists from the former Soviet Union seeking asylum or refuge

The challenge facing activists from the former Soviet Union seeking asylum or refuge.


The information battle: How governments in the former Soviet Union promote their agendas & attack their opponents abroad

How governments of former Soviet Union (FSU) shape international narratives & challenge opponents.

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Exporting Repression

Authoritarian governments are increasingly seeking to spread their values beyond their borders and put pressure their opponents abroad. Regimes are learning from each other new ways to restrict the freedoms of their citizens and are collaborating to crack down on perceived trouble makers.

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Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East

The Foreign Policy Centre and the Richardson Institute at Lancaster University are holding this Westminster seminar to launch and debate the findings of a new publication entitled Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Struggle to Shape the Middle East, part of the Sectarianism, Proxies and De-Sectarianisation (SEPAD) project. The event and publication will look at how since the Arab Uprisings in late 2010 and the fragmentation of regime-society relations that followed, relationships ...

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Fabian Hamilton MP, Shadow Minister for Peace and Disarmament

Dr Simon Mabon, Director of the Richardson Institute and SEPAD Project Leader, Lancaster University

Dr May Darwich, Assistant Professor, Durham University

Dr Edward Wastnidge, Lecturer, The Open University

Chair: Rt Hon Baroness Northover. Liberal Democrats Lead Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs- House of Lords

Note: This event is fully booked. Audio recording of the launch and a link to the publication will be available here after the event. 

November 13, 2018
18:00 -19:30

Committee Room 6, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

Hungary and Poland: Democracy and rule of law under pressure

The Foreign Policy Centre is hosting a Westminster seminar to explore the current political situation in Hungary and Poland. This event will comprise an expert panel discussion and the first UK presentation of a 35 min documentary film, ‘State Capture: The story of Hungary 1988-2018’. The event will examine the growing concerns about rule-of-law (including judicial freedom), media freedom, protection of minorities, commitment to democratic pluralism and the rise of ...

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Dr Gabor Scheiring, Research Fellow University of Cambridge

Dr Marcin Matczak, Associate Professor, Institute of State and Law Studies, University of Warsaw

Clare Algar, Director- Europe Regional Office, Amnesty International

Chair: Alex Sobel MP

November 22, 2018
November 22, 2018 7pm-9pm

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House, House of Commons, London,  SW1A 2LW

Strategic Partners or Drifting Apart? British-Turkish Relations in the Age of Brexit

As Britain prepares to leave the European Union, London is looking to develop bilateral relations with non-EU countries. Turkey has been identified as an important trade and strategic partner. British-Turkish relations are worth $16 billion and there are 3,000 British companies, which operate in Turkey. Both are NATO members and are part of the Global Coalition against ISIS, while the UK has traditionally been an advocate for closer collaboration with Turkey. However, ...

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Dr Simon Waldman, Mercator-IPC Fellow, Istanbul Policy Center

Dr Ayla Göl, Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Dr Natalie Martin, Senior Lecturer in Politics and IR, Nottingham Trent University

Further speaker : TBC

Chair: Catherine West MP

November 27, 2018
November 27, 2018 18:00-19:30

Committee Room 11, House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

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