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The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world. Each year, NED makes more than 1,000 grants to support the projects of non-governmental groups abroad who are working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries.
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Aug 17,2015

Democracy in Decline? A New Book by the Journal of Democracy

For almost a decade, Freedom House’s annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. While some analysts draw upon this evidence to argue that the world has entered a "democratic recession," others dispute that interpretation, emphasizing instead democracy’s success in maintaining...

Aug 04,2015

The West's Failure of Imagination

International Forum for Democratic Studies Executive Director Christopher Walker writes an op-ed on how the democratic world has underestimated the tenacity of the new threats to freedom. "For the democracies to triumph in the long battle against Soviet communism enormous commitment was necessary. Both geopolitical...

Jul 29,2015

Russia’s crackdown on civil society shows the regime’s...

National Endowment for Democracy President Carl Gershman writes an op-end on Russia's "Undesirable Organization" listRussia’s newest anti-NGO law, under which the National Endowment for Democracy on Tuesday was declared an “undesirable organization”prohibited from operating in Russia, is the latest evidence...

Jul 28,2015

Statement on Russian Undesirable Organizations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE:  July 28, 2015CONTACT:  Jane Riley Jacobsen  jane@ned.org, 202-378-9700National Endowment for Democracy Statement on Russian Undesirable OrganizationsWASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to being named an “undesirable organization” by the Russian government, the National Endowment for...

Jul 25,2015

NED's New Beta Site

Since its founding in 1983, the National Endowment for Democracy has remained on the leading edge of democratic struggles everywhere, while evolving into a multifaceted institution that is a hub of activity, resources and intellectual exchange for activists, practitioners and scholars of democracy the world over....

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NED

Initiatives

  • WORLD MOVEMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

    A network of activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders who work

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  • INTERNATIONAL FORUM FOR DEMOCRATIC STUDIES

    The Forum strives to bridge the gap between academic research and the practice of democracy.

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  • journal of democracy

    The Journal of Democracy is the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy

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  • CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ASSISTANCE

    Raises the visibility and improves the effectiveness of media development around the world.

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