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Power 3.0 Blog and Podcast
The Forum's blog explores how authoritarians survive and thrive in the globalized age and how democracies content 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
An International Forum working paper on foreign authoritarian influence from China, Russia, Turkey, and the Gulf States in the Western Balkans media sphere, written by Kurt Bassuener.
The April 2019 issue of the Journal of Democracy features a set of five articles reflecting on Tiananmen, thirty years after the 1989 protests and their brutal suppression.
In 2018, a peaceful protest movement brought down Armenia’s semiauthoritarian government and ushered in a new political era, the culmination of a long struggle for national pride, self-determination, and democracy.
Building Democratic Resilience in the Western Balkans
Digital Migration and the Democratization of Africa's...
09:00 PM- 10:30 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.
A Crisis of Legitimacy in the Islamic Republic of Iran...
09:00 PM- 10:30 PMReagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow Dr. Ladan Boroumand reflected on crucial phases that have defined Iran's state-society dialectic, and brought to light the unprecedented cultural and ideological consequences of this dynamic.
Pushing on an Open Door: Foreign Authoritarian Influence in the Western Balkans
An International Forum working paper on foreign authoritarian influence from China, Russia, Turkey, and the Gulf States in the Western Balkans media sphere, written by Kurt Bassuener.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 April 2019 issue of the Journal of Democracy features a set of five articles reflecting on Tiananmen, thirty years after the protests and their brutal suppression.READ MORE
Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy
Over the past decade, leading authoritarian countries have become emboldened within the global arena, challenging the liberal international political order.READ MORE