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Power 3.0 Blog and Podcast
The Forum's blog and podcast explore how authoritarians survive and thrive in the globalized age and how democracies contend with this challenge.
A selection of resources from the International Forum for Democratic Studies.
Major themes explored by the Forum include authoritarian influence, transnational kleptocracy, the information space, and democracy and civil society.
The Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI) is a global network of think tanks that focus on democratization.
LATEST Forum NEWS
On Saturday, February 15, 2020 at the Munich Security Conference, global thought leaders and experts on disinformation will launch a new report, "Firming Up Democracy’s Soft Underbelly: Authoritarian Influence and Media Vulnerability,” written...
The Journal of Democracy's expanded 30th anniversary issues features a series of essays from distinguished authors on democracy's prospects in a shifting global landscape.
Celebrating 30 Years of the Journal of Democracy: Democracy Embattled
Thirty Years After Mongolia's Democratic Revolution:...
02:00 PM- 03:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Dolgion Aldar illustrated what is at stake thirty years after Mongolia’s democratic revolution in 1990 and examined whether Mongolia can address present challenges and reaffirm its commitment to democracy.
Digital Migration and the Democratization of Africa's...
03:00 PM- 04:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow George Sarpong examined the approaches to digital migration in Africa, explained the legal and regulatory fault lines, and explored how migration strategies could undermine democratic principles.
Firming Up Democracy's Soft Underbelly: Authoritarian Influence and Media Resilience
A Sharp Power and Democratic Resilience series report exploring how authoritarian regimes invest billions of dollars in media enterprises and information initiatives to manipulate, distort, and censor the global information environment.READ MORE
Demand for Deceit: How the Way We Think Drives Disinformation
An International Forum working paper on factors driving the "demand" side of the disinformation challenge, written by Samuel Woolley and Katie Joseff.READ MORE
Sharp Power: Rising Authoritarian Influence
Case studies in four young democracies examine how authoritarian governments are leveraging and repurposing traditional "soft power" tools into corrosive "sharp power."READ MORE
Journal of Democracy
The Journal of Democracy's expanded 30th anniversary issues features a series of essays from distinguished authors on democracy's prospects in a shifting global landscape.READ MORE