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Renew Democracy Initiative

RDI is building a movement to renew democracy in the US and around the world through incisive commentary, thought-provoking events, and direct aid.

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Making Putin Pay

Making Putin Pay

RDI's new report on the legal, practical, and moral case for transferring Russian sovereign assets to Ukraine.
Open Letter on Stopping Transnational Repression

Open Letter on Stopping Transnational Repression

RDI is calling on Congress to pass the Transnational Repression Policy Act.
Frontlines of Freedom™

Frontlines of Freedom™

In an open letter, videos, written pieces & events, more than 100 dissidents from 30 countries give us the tools to challenge dictators and fight for democracy.


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Open Letter on Stopping Transnational Repression

November 15, 2023

Protecting Dissidents Is Good Foreign Policy

November 9, 2023

Making Putin Pay

September 17, 2023


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Our Impact

We spotlight the first-hand experiences of dissidents and all those fighting for freedom. By sharing these stories, we empower others to stand up and take action.

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About Us

RDI anticipates threats to freedom, raising the alarm and driving action to ensure that governments and people stand up for what is right.

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Upholding democracy at home. Confronting authoritarianism everywhere.


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