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News & Highlights

DEC 17, 2014

Watch panelists from our November 2014 event on "25 Years after the Velvet Revolution" discuss why the future of democracy in Europe hinges on reform success in Ukraine. ::MORE

DEC 8, 2014

In an op-ed published by Foreign Policy's Democracy Lab, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Altay Goyushov argues that the Azerbaijan government's crackdown on democratic civil society will eliminate moderate voices and pave the way for radical Islamist groups to exert influence in the country. ::MORE

DEC 5, 2014

Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow N'yella Rogers was cited in an article about the heavy effects of West Africa's Ebola outbreak on women, published by Voice of America. ::MORE

DEC 1, 2014

Christopher Walker and Robert Orttung discuss the shrinking domestic space for independent media inside Russia in "Russia's Media Autarky Strengthens Its Grip," published by Real Clear World. ::MORE 

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

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"