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News & Highlights

Nov 13, 2014

As U.S. President Barack Obama visits Burma, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Zin Mar Aung underscores that many Burmese are not as encouraged with the pace of the country's reforms as they were during his 2012 visit to the country in an interview with PRI's The World and an op-ed published in The Irrawaddy.

Nov 12, 2014

The Legatum Institute published a report written by Gwen Robinson on the role of economics and politics in Burma's transition, part of a joint conference series between the Forum, the Legatum Institute, and World Affairs. ::MORE

NOV 10, 2014

Several Forum Research Council members have published new books featuring democratization research on politics, protest movements, and international relations. ::MORE

NOV 6, 2014

If you missed our event, "Is Democracy Possible in Russia?" on October 30, 2014, the Institute of Modern Russia has published a summary of the panel discussion. ::MORE

NOV 4, 2014

A new issue of Worth Reading features four books recently published by authors affiliated with the National Endowment for Democracy, including Francis Fukuyama, Azar Nafisi, Stephen Sestanovich, and Abraham F. Lowenthal. ::MORE

Nov 3, 2014

In the run-up to Romania's November 2, 2014 presidential elections, NDRI member institute, the Romanian Academic Society, published a briefing paper profiling the front-running candidates and describing how underlying corruption hampers the credibility of the country's election. ::MORE

OCT 30, 2014

Larry Diamond discussed the Hong Kong protests and analyzed the Chinese government's position with The New York Times Sinosphere Blog. ::MORE

Forum Publications

Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy

Journal of Democracy October 2014, "India's Watershed Vote"