Chrystia Freeland

When the hacker ethos meets capitalism

By Chrystia Freeland
February 11, 2011

The uprising in Egypt has provoked the familiar “realism-versus-idealism” foreign policy debate in many Western capitals, as diplomats and politicians struggle to balance their ideological sympathy for the protesters against fears of chaos and the threat of a future anti-Western and anti-Israel policy from Cairo if the people do win.

The Authoritarian International goes on the defensive

By Chrystia Freeland
February 4, 2011

It has been a bad couple of weeks for what Vitali Silitski, a political scientist, calls the Authoritarian International.