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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 Puting Pay

Making Puting Pay

RDI's new report on the legal, practical, and moral case for transferring Russian sovereign assets to Ukraine.
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Democracy is in Retreat

RDI, in collaboration with New Debate and retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, offers strategic analysis on the war in Ukraine.
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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Making Putin Pay

September 17, 2023

The Coup in Niger and its Russian Backers

August 17, 2023

The Return of the Far Right

July 28, 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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