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Is Ecuador v. Mexico the first 'elections interference' case at the ICJ?

CNN: Ecuador also accused Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of interfering in Ecuadorian politics, by making “false and injurious statements” that questioned the legitimacy of last year’...
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Is there any benefit in allowing foreign lobbying in a country?

Despite calling for a ban on foreign lobbying, in which Americans lobby lawmakers and the public for foreign interests, Republican 2024 presidential hopeful Nikki Haley has raised tens of thousands of ...
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Is there any NGO based in Russia that didn't get listed as a foreign agent while accepting donation from abroad?

In 2013 the Levada Center reported it received from 1.5% to 3% of its total budget from abroad.[11] It was issued with a public warning that it would be eligible for listing as a 'foreign agent' under ...
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What can the US do to enforce their sanctions and extraterritorial judgment?

The US famously uses acts like FCPA (Foreign Corrupt Practices Act), or the OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control) to indirectly get industrial assets (like Alstom that got bought by GE after a 700 ...
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Has China been caught trying to manipulate the elections in other countries than Taiwan?

Although senior Taiwan officials, including the head of the National Security Council, Wellington Koo, have this year warned that China could try to sway the presidential and legislative elections ...
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Does social media exacerbate political meddling?

On the back of a previous (now-closed) question: What makes the West susceptible to political interference and foreign meddling? There has always been a baseline degree to which states seek to ...
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What makes the West susceptible to political interference and foreign meddling? [closed]

There's a frequently expressed sentiment that Putin has been bankrolling all the bad things in Western politics in recent years. For example: Why does Russia specifically fund far-rights in Europe? ...
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Democratic countries that limit the ability of foreign governments to influence their politics

Are there any clearly democratic countries that limit the ability of foreign governments, to openly influence their internal politics? What about implementing special laws for that purpose? Examples ...
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How exactly could a TikTok ban be enforced?

Let's say TikTok is banned tomorrow by Congress. How would they be able to actually enforce the ban, assuming TikTok refused to cooperate? They could definitely convince Apple and Google to remove it ...
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Can Rahul Gandhi ask other democratic nations to intervene in their democracy?

Rahul Gandhi a sitting Member of Parliament of India who went to London and asked Europe and USA to intervene in what he sees as the collapse of democracy in India, which is a sovereign nation. Isn't ...
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Does Germany have a law on foreign influence agents (similar to the US' or Russia's)? Or proposals for something like that?

It seems it's perfectly legal in Germany for parliamentarians to have their trips sponsored by a foreign country. And likewise for more run-of-the-mill influencers, e.g. rally organizers. So, I'm ...
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Why didn't Russia intervene in the Ukrainian elections?

If we accept Russia's constant meddling in US elections for a fact, and also accept that the efforts were successful, then a question arises as to why Russia couldn't or wouldn't want to prevent ...
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Is there any proof of foreign interference in Ukraine's 2004 or 2010 presidential elections?

There has been polarization between moving towards Russia or the West in Ukrainian politics. There have also been allegations of election interference from both sides along these lines. During the ...
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Is there any evidence that the US interfered in, or contributed to, the events which resulted 2014 Ukranian President's loss of power?

In 2014, the then Ukrainian president Yanukovitch absconded the country, and de facto (although not de jure) abdicated power after the protests against him turned violent. A certain phone call, ...
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Does Russia intervene more on the world stage than its peers?

Follow-up question to Fizz's comment in this question. "their foreign policy tends to be non-interventionist". Except in neighboring countries Georgia (2008), Ukraine (2014+) and where they ...
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What political factors prevented Rudy Giuliani from proactively registering as a foreign agent?

There is an ongoing investigation on Rudy Giuliani over his alleged acting as an unregistered foreign agent. The Foreign Agents Registration Act requires people who engage in certain activities to ...
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What legal avenues are there for a foreign national to aid a US election? [duplicate]

putting it bluntly: suppose I as a Belgian citizen want to help the Democratic party win the 2 Georgia Runoff elections because it would help the entire world to have an undivided US government (for ...
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Why would Putin propose a non-interference pact?

On the news there are articles about Putin proposing the pact with the US. First, pacts don't guarantee anything. Secondly, I didn't hear that Russia felt a lot of meddling in their own elections. And ...
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What would Russia have to gain from interfering with the US presidential election?

There were quite a few allegations that Russia interfered, or at least tried to interfere, with the 2016 US presidential election, and new allegations have started to appear that similar interference ...
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What are the findings of the ISC report into Russian interference in UK politics?

Now that the Prime Minister has nominated the members of the Information & Security Committee, the committee has elected a chair (not without controversy) and authorised the release of the long-...
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How would Iran have benefited from interference in the 2014 Scottish independence referendum? [closed]

At the end of April, Facebook published a report detailing over 50 networks which were removed from the platform due to 'coordinated inauthentic behavior' (CIB). In particular, over 500 pages, groups, ...
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What has been the response in the US to threats of foreign interference in the 2020 presidential election?

Claims of potential foreign interference into the 2020 presidential election have been made as far back as October 2018, when the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) warned of interference from ...
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What key element is missing which would qualify Trump's behavior for impeachment? [closed]

It is likely that the majority of the U.S. Senate will reject the impeachment charge against President Trump. While new facets of the Ukraine affair continue to surface, the main outline appears ...
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Is there a clear pair of lists of [present] foreign supporters of the two (major) sides in the Libyan civil war and the extent of their support?

The conflict pits powerful General Khalifa Haftar against the UN-backed Government of National Accord (GNA). Apparently Turkey backs the GNA (with troops now) and Egypt plus a few other Arab states ...
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Why would the US try to make Karzai lose the 2009 election in Afghanistan?

I see this mentioned in a story covering US interventions in foreign elections: In his memoir, the former Defense Secretary Robert Gates accuses Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s ...
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Can the US Senate's Hong Kong bill be treated as foreign interference?

Recently, the US Senate passed a bill about the situation in Hong Kong. Some core points from the bill: impose sanctions on Chinese officials review the special autonomous status it grants Hong ...
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Have there been any prior cases of US social media employees charged with spying for (or interfering on behalf of) a foreign power?

NBC reports that two Twitter employees have been charged in the Northern District of California for spying for the Saudis. Saudis recruited Twitter workers to spy on critics of Saudi regime, U.S. ...
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Is there a clearly-defined meaning of "asset" in authoritative US national-security documents?

Although aware of the subsequent correction from Clinton's spokesperson, defending the original claim of Clinton that Gabbard is a Russian asset, former double-agent Naveed Jamali writes in Newsweek: ...
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Did Hillary Clinton call Tulsi Gabbard a "Russian asset"?

In a recent podcast, Hillary Clinton stated: "They are also going to do third party again. I'm not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the ...
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Why is the fact that Ukraine President Zelenskyy publicly stated that Trump didn't pressure him whatsoever being ignored?

People are up in arms about allegations that President Trump's pressured Ukraine to reopening an investigation into Joe Biden. My question is, why are the mainstream media and the people leading the ...
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What are the thresholds for an organization to be declared a foreign agent in Russia?

E.g. Wikipedia gives as example: Levada Center, Russia's only independent polling agency, received between 3 and 1.5% of its total budget from abroad.[27] It was issued with a public warning that ...
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Did the now closed pro-Saudi think tank Arabia Foundation register as a foreign agent?

The Washington-based pro-Saudi Arabia Foundation think tank closed in the aftermath of the Khashoggi murder. I'm curious however: was the Foundation required to list itself as a foreign agent under ...
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Does Al Arabiya have a presence in the US? And if so, was there any effort to list them a a foreign agent?

Related to my question on Al Jazeera, does its UAE-based competitor Al Arabiya have a presence in the US? And if it does, have there been any efforts, e.g. Congressional opinions on having them ...
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Which press groups have accepted money from Qatar?

It's been reported several times that several groups, individuals and institutions have been paid off by the Qatari government for favorable press treatment in the West. For example Wikipedia has this ...
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Is Obama's support of Trudeau's re-election "foreign interference"? [closed]

There have been concerns that the 2019 federal Canadian election might be the target of foreign interference. Former U.S. president and current American citizen Barack Obama issued a public statement:...
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What are the political or business connections of Parnas and Fruman in the former USSR countries?

From breaking news in the Guardian: Two associates of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, have been charged with election finance violations for channeling foreign money into the president’...
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What is the appropriate government agency to which I can report foreign influence in the domestic US process?

As many of you are well-aware, the subject of foreign influence in the domestic US process has become a subject of great concern. Which investigative body should I inform of this clear attempt to ...
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What is the rationale for foreign interference in a democratic election being intrinsically bad?

In Sanders on Trump and the challenge for the left – full transcript (published in the Guardian, which was behind Operation Clark County), Sanders describe Russian interference in the US presidential ...
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