Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The Paradigmatic Zek


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Remembering the dissident who lit moral dynamite under the Soviet myth.

A Day in the Life of a Russian Christian Dissident


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The story of one man’s relentless heroism in the face of communist terror.

Remembering a Dissident


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A tribute to my father — who passed 15 years ago today — for his courageous battle against the Soviet Empire.

Remembering a Cuban Dissident


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Oswaldo Payá gave his life for the cause of a free Cuba.

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Was U.S. Duped by China on Dissident Deal?


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A rushed handover of Chen Guangcheng could quickly turn into a liability for the Obama administration.

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Remembering a Dissident


A tribute to my father for his courageous battle against the Soviet Empire.

Remembering a Dissident


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A tribute to my father, who died 14 years ago today, for his courageous battle against the Soviet Empire.

An Ex-Islamist Needs U.S. Support – WSJ.com


Hanevy Ould Dahah, who is now being held in Mauritania’s Dar Naim prison, is an unlikely dissident. Half-Arab and half-African, he was marked as a child to become a cleric, memorizing the Quran by age nine and studying at ultra-conservative academies. Some of his former classmates now lead Mauritania’s Salafist movement; Hanevy might have been […]

Throngs of Mourners Attend Funeral of Iran’s Dissident Ayatollah – NYTimes.com


The funeral of a founding father of Iran’s Islamic revolution now embraced as the spiritual leader of the reform movement became a vast opposition protest on Monday, as mourners flooded the holy city of Qum and faced off with Iranian security forces and the volunteer Basij militia. via Throngs of Mourners Attend Funeral of Iran’s […]