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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
The March 2019 edition of the Forum newsletter features new content, event recaps, and more.
Dean Jackson of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with George Sarpong, a Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, about the impact of new technology and Chinese influence on media freedom in Ghana and beyond.
The Road to Digital Unfreedom
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
Stifling the Public Sphere: Media and Civil Society in Egypt, Russia, and Vietnam
Three experts assess the shape and trajectory of civil society and the media in Egypt, Russia, and Vietnam, and the restrictions that are placed on them.READ MORE