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june 24, 2015

Fearing the possibility of a color revolution in Armenia stemming from protests in Yerevan over access to electricity, Brian Whitmore of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty describes Moscow's efforts to "contain" the spread of democracy in Armenia by citing Christopher Walker's May/June 2015 World Affairs Article. ::MORE

June 23, 2015

From the Resurgent Dictatorship blog: Authoritarians are betting big on hosting international sporting events to paint their regimes in a positive light while democracies are increasingly questioning the rising costs. ::MORE

JUN 9, 2015

Forum Research Council Member Stephan Haggard considers the influence of Russia and China in supporting North Korea's authoritarian regime in a post titled, "Alternative 'Spaces'" Democracy Promotion in Reverse" on his blog, "North Korea: Witness to Transformation." ::MORE

Jun 8, 2015

Christopher Walker and Forum Research Council Member Robert Orttung explain how authoritarian leaders in Russia, China, Azerbaijan, and elsewhere leverage high-profile, international sporting events as engines of patronage in an op-ed published by The Moscow Times. ::MORE

MAY 29, 2015

A new issue of the semi-annual Journal of Democracy em Portugues is available through Plataforma Democratica, an initiative of the Instituto Fernando Henrique Cardoso and the Centro Edelstein in Brazil. The issue features articles by Andrew Nathan, Lilia Shevtsova, Ashutosh Varshney, and Javier Corrales and Micheal Penfold translated into Portuguese. ::MORE

Forum Publications

Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World

Clientelism, Social Policy, and the Quality of Democracy

Journal of Democracy April 2015, "The Authoritarian Resurgence"