increasing control over media--especially TV
arrest of oligarchs on trumped up charges--Khodorkovsky
using Chechen war to make governorships appointed, not elected
“color revolutions” in Georgia, Ukraine, and Kyrgistan
Who is left among Communists?
China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea, Cuba
And several post Communist societies have changed little
In China . . .
1989--crackdown at Tiananmen Square
in 1990s, some signs of loosening up
local contested elections
more freedom to criticize local governments
1000s of NGOs allowed to organize
on the other hand, since 1999 Falun Gong outlawed, etc.