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Feb 26, 2015

Download Marcus Melo's report on "Building Coalitions for Reform in Brazil," part of a new series cosponsored by the Legatum Institute and World Affairs. ::MORE

Feb 18, 2015

Thomas Friedman discusses Larry Diamond's Journal of Democracy article, "Facing Up to the Democratic Recession" in his New York Times column, "Democracy Is In Recession." ::MORE

FEb 13, 2015

Christopher Walker and Robert Orttung argue that Russia's tactics to support seperatists in Eastern Ukraine are part of a wider pattern of strategy implemented by the Kremlin in Foreign Policy. ::MORE

Feb 13, 2015

A new issue of Worth Reading summarizes the debate, "Is Democracy in Decline?", published in the January 2015 25th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Democracy. ::MORE

Feb 5, 2015

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Tabish Forugh emphasizes the urgent need for electoral reform in Afghanistan in "How to Save Afghanistan's Democracy," published by Foreign Policy's Democracy Lab. ::MORE

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Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy

Journal of Democracy January 2015, "Is Democracy in Decline?"