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Color Revolutions

Putin Isn't Chasing After Empire in Ukraine; He Fears a Color Revolution at Home

Dmitry Gorenburg | Posted 09.25.2014 | World
Dmitry Gorenburg

Russian leaders see the protests in Ukraine as part of a Western plot. For them, color revolutions are not manifestations of popular will but a new form of warfare invented by Western governments seeking to remove independently minded national governments. They have argued that this is part of a global strategy to force foreign values on a range of nations around the world that refuse to accept U.S. hegemony, and that Russia was a particular target of this strategy.

'Just Because You're Paranoid Doesn't Mean...' Putin Paranoia Borne Out by U.S. Attempt at 'Color Revolution' in Cuba

William Bradley | Posted 06.03.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

You know the old saying. Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not out to get you.

Euromaidan and the Colors of a Revolution

Kaley Hanenkrat | Posted 04.09.2014 | World
Kaley Hanenkrat

The laws passed on January 16, draconian and terrible as they were, reflected an understanding of the power of democratic potential in Ukraine and the fear of those who want to keep the status quo.

When Non-Violence Isn't Enough

Joel D. Hirst | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Joel D. Hirst

Failed "color revolutions" expose the leaders for who they really are. During these delicate moments, international support is more -- not less -- justified.

Red Lenses on a Rainbow of Revolutions

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Cynthia Boaz

Reposted from OpenDemocracy.net, series on Civil Resistance and the New Global Ferment Given continued strikes in Iran and the freeing of Aung San S...