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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 June 2019 edition of the Forum newsletter features new content, event recaps, and more.
An International Forum working paper on transnational kleptocracy and lessons learned from the Biens Mal Acquis trials in France, written by Tutu Alicante.
Forum Q&A: Ilya Lozovsky on the Troika Laundromat Investigation and Journalism's Role in Fighting Networked Kleptocracy
Melissa Aten of the International Forum for Democratic Studies spoke with Ilya Lozovsky about OCCRP’s recent "Troika Laundromat" investigation and the vital role collaboration played in uncovering this story.
The Struggle to Achieve Public Media Reform in Ukraine
To Catch A Kleptocrat: Lessons Learned from the Biens Mal Acquis Trials in France
An International Forum working paper on transnational kleptocracy and lessons learned from the Biens Mal Acquis trials in France, written by Tutu Alicante.READ MORE
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