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The World’s Worst Authoritarian Leaders Have Realised Nostalgia is Way More Powerful than Fact

Monday, 24 October 2016

If you have no real vision for where your country is heading, it’s much easier to wallow in invented pasts then plan for the future—and politicians who most dislike facts are also the most enthusiastic nostalgists. By Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (Quartz)

Commentary

In This Post-Fact World, Putin’s Web of Lies Is Entangling the West

Sunday, 23 October 2016

The deluge of information on the internet makes it ever harder for us to discern the truth—something the master of the Kremlin is exploiting in an attempt to wreck democracy, writes Peter Pomerantsev-Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Times, £)

Events

Fact-Checking in a Post-Factual World

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The latest 1675 Club event explored key questions around the role of fact-checking in this increasingly uncertain political landscape.

Publications

How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' paper looks at Ukraine as a laboratory of information war. Authored by Marina Pesenti and Peter Pomerantsev, this publication examines initiatives undertaken by the government, media, and civil society and seeks to identify techniques that can help other democracies counter new forms of disinformation.

Publications

Winning the Information War

Monday, 1 August 2016

Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas are the authors of a new paper that offers techniques and counter-strategies to combat Russian propaganda in Central and Eastern Europe. Launched this week, the paper is published in partnership with the Center for European Policy Analysis's (CEPA) 'Information Warfare Initiative'.

Commentary

Why We're Post-Fact

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Crimea, Putin, mass media and post-modernism all combine to make truth and reality fragmented and ungraspable, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Granta)

Commentary

Vladimir Putin's Message to the World: You Are Just as Bad

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Following the furor surrounding the doping scandal around Russian athletes and the Olympic games, Moscow falls back on tropes essential to the presidents power, writes Peter Pomerantsev-Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Financial Times, £)

Events

Sneak Preview: How to Stop Disinformation

Thursday, 30 June 2016

The Ukrainian Institute hosted a discussion around a forthcoming Legatum Institute publication, titled “How to How to Stop Disinformation: Lessons from Ukraine for the Wider World”.

Commentary

Why Patriotic England Can’t See Outside Itself

Friday, 17 June 2016

The paradox of Britain becoming utterly globalised—and more insulated, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Politico)

News

Peter Pomerantsev Wins 2016 Ondaatje Book Prize

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Legatum Institute's Peter Pomerantsev has been awarded the prestigious 'Ondaatje Prize' for his book, Nothing is True and Everything if Possible, an insight into the surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia.

Commentary

Russia: Implications for UK Defence and Security

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Peter Pomerantsev, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, appeared as a witness before a recent UK Defence Committee hearing on Russia's military capabilities and implications for the UK.

Commentary

The New Nationalism: Eastern Europe Turns Right

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The young democracies of central Europe are threatened by their leaders, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow and Anton Shekhovtsov, Legatum Fellow (Prospect magazine)

Commentary

Propagandalands

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, reports from Ukraine’s Donbas region, examining the surreal nature of propaganda in the war zone (Granta)

Commentary

So Putin Killed Litvinenko. Carry On.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Britain has been cosying up to Russian money for years, and a dead spy isn’t going to change that, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Foreign Policy)

Commentary

Brave New War

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

A new form of conflict emerged in 2015—from the Islamic State to the South China Sea, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum (The Atlantic)

Commentary

Kharkiv, City of Vagabonds and Poets

Friday, 18 December 2015

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, reflects on the strangeness of war-torn urban Ukraine (Politico)

Commentary

The TV vs the Fridge

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

In Russia, economic decline isn't translating into dissatisfaction with Putin. The Legatum Institute's Peter Pomerantsev and Nathan Gamester explain why (Democracy Lab)

Publications

Cyber Propaganda: From how to start a revolution to how to beat ISIS

Monday, 23 November 2015

The latest 'Beyond Propaganda' report examines how the internet has transformed disinformation and propaganda—from “reverse trolling" by authoritarian governments, to spreading dissident messages in Ukraine during the Euromaidan Revolution.

Events

How to Stop ISIS and Defeat the Global Conspiracy

Monday, 23 November 2015

As part of its “Beyond Propaganda” series, the Legatum Institute hosted two panel discussions that offered an analysis of the threat to democracy posed by the internet and conspiracies—particularly when used by extremist groups such as ISIS.

Commentary

Beating the Islamist Propagandists

Thursday, 19 November 2015

The counter-message has to be nimbler, smarter and sharper than it is now, writes the Legatum Institute's Peter Pomerantsev and Georgia State University's Charlie Winter (Politico)

Events

An Exchange of Views with Zhanna Nemtsova

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Zhanna Nemtsova, journalist, human rights activist and daughter of slain Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, was guest speaker at discussion to launch the Legatum Institute's new partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Foreign Affairs.

Events

2015 Conservative Party Conference: Securing Prosperity in an Uncertain World

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Tim Montgomerie moderated a discussion with Johnny Mercer MP, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Peter Pomerantsev, and Ian Betts of G4S on the biggest threats to Britain’s security.  

Events

21st Century Information War: How Should NATO and Democratic Governments Respond?

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

As part of its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion, chaired by Peter Pomerantsev, to launch a collection of papers that look at how 21st century warfare is changing and what can be done to react to information warfare.

Publications

Information at War: From China’s Three Warfares to NATO’s Narratives

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

This week, the Legatum Institute's 'Beyond Propaganda' series launched a collection of essays that look at how 21st century warfare is changing and what can be done to react to information warfare.

Events

Counter Propaganda Past and Present: From the Reformation to Putin’s Russia

Friday, 24 July 2015

What can history teach us about counter propaganda? Nicholas J. Cull, Professor of Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, launched his paper for the Legatum Institute, Counter Propaganda: Cases from US Public Diplomacy and Beyond.

Events

Digital Disruption in Ukraine: From Revolution to Information Defence

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

The internet is playing a critical role in the tumultuous changes in Ukraine. This discussion, as part of the Beyond Propaganda series, looked at the lessons learned by analysts and practitioners at the heart of the process.

Commentary

We’re All Putin’s ‘Useful Idiots’

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Cold War comparisons play right into the Russian president's hands, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum (Politico)

Commentary

How Authoritarian Regimes Exploit Globalisation and the Information Age

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Authoritarian regimes are learning to engineer human souls in the age of Facebook, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Democracy Lab)

Events

The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

Monday, 22 June 2015

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, moderated a discussion on how neo-authoritarian and “hybrid” regimes have become more sophisticated in their use of propaganda, as he launched the Beyond Propaganda series with the publication of its first report, The New Authoritarians: Ruling through Disinformation.


Publications

The New Authoritarians: Ruling Through Disinformation

Monday, 22 June 2015

To launch its 'Beyond Propaganda' series, the Legatum Institute has published a collection of essays that explore how and why neo-authoritarian and ‘hybrid’ regimes have become more sophisticated in their use of propaganda in the 21st century.

Events

What Transition? The Strange Case of Hungary and Romania

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Anton Shekhovtsov, Transitions Forum Visiting Senior Fellow, shared insights from his research on Romania and Hungary’s democratic development—and the threats that might lie ahead—at a roundtable discussion.

Events

The Digital Challenge from Iran

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Ilan Berman, Vice President of the American Foreign Policy Council, led an off-the-record discussion about Iran’s use of new media (and old) to manipulate the political sphere and shape global perceptions.

Commentary

Pomerantsev Testifies to US Congress

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, testified before the US Congress Foreign Affairs Committee, on how to counter Putin's propaganda.

Events

Blueprint for Revolution

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Self-confessed “rock kid who turned to a life of activism”, Srdja Popovic, led a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute on how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions.

Commentary

Inside the Kremlin’s Hall of Mirrors

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Has Putin’s Russia developed a new kind of information warfare—fought in the ‘psychosphere’ rather than on the battlefield? Or is it all just a giant bluff? By Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Guardian)

Events

Is There a Future for Ukraine?

Friday, 13 March 2015

Yevhen Hlibovytsky, Ukrainian lawyer and member of the Nestor Group, discussed a strategy for nation building in Ukraine—and how to win the information war against Putin.

Events

Battling Russian Propaganda: On the Front Line of Ukraine’s Information War

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Nataliya Gumenyuk, Editor-in-Chief of Hromadske International, shared her experience of establishing independent and reliable media coverage in Ukraine with Hromadske.tv.

Commentary

What Putin Wants, Putin (Usually) Gets

Monday, 23 February 2015

What does Vladimir Putin want, in Ukraine and beyond? In this podcast for NPR, Peter Pomerantsev, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, discusses Putin's "game plan".

Commentary

What Putin Wants, Putin (Usually) Gets

Monday, 23 February 2015

What does Vladimir Putin want, in Ukraine and beyond? In this podcast for NPR, Peter Pomerantsev, Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, discusses Putin's "game plan".

Events

Nothing is True and Everything is Possible: Adventures in Modern Russia

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

To celebrate the launch of ‘Nothing is True and Everything is Possible’, Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, joined Ferdinand Mount, political commentator, and Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum, to discuss the book’s themes: Russia’s super-rich, authoritarianism, and media control.

Commentary

Richard Nixon’s Madman Theory Enjoys a Russian Revival

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Putin’s show of derangement is maybe a front to intimidate the west, writes Legatum Institute Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, Peter Pomerantsev (FT)

Press Release

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: Corruption and Challenges of Democracy

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Corruption has defeated governments of all stripes in countries across the former communist world. As the people of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova struggle to rebuild their states, what contribution can the West can make?

Events

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: Corruption and Challenges of Transition

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are striving to strengthen the rule of law and democratic accountability within their borders, following their commitment to the EU Association Agreements last year. However, entrenched corruption continues to pose a potent threat to their democratic development. As the people of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova struggle to rebuild their states, what is the contribution the West can make?

Commentary

Inside Putin’s Information War

Sunday, 4 January 2015

Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, gives an insider's account of Russia's TV channel industry, and why the West has every reason to be terrified (Politico)

Events

The Menace of Unreality: Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century

Thursday, 30 October 2014

This livestreamed panel examined how Russia’s extensive disinformation campaign undermines Western democracy.

Events

Revolutionary Tactics: From Georgia to Ukraine?

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion to launch a new 'Transitions Forum' case study on police and judicial reform in Georgia. Panellists included the report's author, Peter Pomerantsev, human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, and Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion was moderated by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.

Events

Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship? (Washington, DC)

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

A discussion and livestream event to introduce the first in a series of papers commissioned jointly by the Legatum Institute and Institute of Modern Russia to analyse the challenges of transition in the former Soviet Union. Hosted at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC.

Events

Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship? (London)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A discussion and livestream to introduce the first in a series of papers commissioned jointly by the Legatum Institute and Institute of Modern Russia to analyse the challenges of transition in the former Soviet Union, with Pavel Khodorkovsky, Peter Pomerantsev and Anne Applebaum.

News

The Rise of American English: Culture, Creativity, Language and Power

Sunday, 13 January 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's Salon Series, author and editor of 'Humanities' magazine, David Skinner, discussed his book 'The Story of Ain’t', which looks at the spread of American English in cultural history.