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Travis LaCouter is a former Research Associate at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. He is currently a doctoral student at the University of Oxford.
Cuba

This week at Georgetown University the daughter of late Cuban human rights activist Oswaldo Payá spoke about her father’s legacy on the third-year anniversary of …

Vietnam

Last week the head of Vietnam’s Communist Party Nguyễn Phú Trọng paid a historic visit to Washington. Though Vietnamese President Trương Tấn Sang met …

China

A recent conference at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation convened by Dr. Yang Jianli and the group Initiatives for China explored the consequences …

China

Seeking to correct what he saw as a “deafening silence” and a “breathtaking indifference” from policy makers in Washington on the issue, Congressman Chris …

China Communism

Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee is in hot water this week after he raised the Chinese flag to full mast in front of the state house in Olympia. …

China

This is an ancient and youthful country … It’s full of opportunities, along with untold challenges. These oxymoronic platitudes, accompanied by an airy piano …

Cambodia Witness Project

I’ve just arrived back from southern Florida, where we were shooting the next video in our Witness Project. Previous videos featured survivors of communist regimes …

Cold War

Sixty-nine years ago this week, Winston Churchill, months after being unceremoniously voted out of office by his countrymen, toured the United States warning about the …

Ukraine Witness Project

Myroslav Marynovych was suspicious to the communist authorities in Ukraine even before he was born. Both Myroslav’s uncles were jailed for their allegedly bourgeois …

Witness Project

Growing up in communist Hungary, Dániel Magay knew hardship. His family lived in the back room of an abandoned shoemaker’s shop, eating scraps to …