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THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR DEMOCRACY

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 1,600 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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July 09, 2018

Pre-Release: "What Is 'Sharp Power'?" by Christopher Walker...

In the July 2018 issue of the Journal of Democracy, Christopher Walker defines the pervasive threat of “sharp power,” or authoritarian influence efforts that seek to pierce, penetrate, and perforate the political and information environments...

June 25, 2018

Carl Gershman on Taiwan's Democracy and the Democratic Future

Keynote address at The 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy It’s a great honor for me to make keynote remarks at this celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Taiwan Foundation for Democracy (TFD), and to...

June 21, 2018

Forum Q&A: Alex Magaisa on Zimbabwe's Upcoming 2018 Elections

Melissa Aten of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Alex Magaisa about new political dynamics and what they mean for the future of Zimbabwe in the context of the July 2018 elections.

June 20, 2018

Ji Seong-ho and Sungju Lee's Defector Stories

Both activists shared their stories during Beyond Pyongyang: Connecting With the People of North Korea, the 2018 Democracy Award morning event.

June 14, 2018

Statement of the National Endowment for Democracy on the...

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) welcomes the announcement today that former Ambassador Derek Mitchell will be the next President of the National Democratic Institute (NDI), a core institute of the Endowment.

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Initiatives of the National Endowment for Democracy

  • 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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