The International Forum for Democratic Studies explores issues of democratic transition and consolidation as well as the common challenges facing both new and established democracies. Major themes include:
Countering Authoritarian Influence
Understanding the instruments of authoritarian influence, particularly in vulnerable democracies.
Defending the Integrity of the Information Space
Exploring the democratic response to illiberal forces adept in the manipulation and projection of media and information-based influence.
Combating Transnational Kleptocracy
Examining transnational kleptocracy and its impact on democracy.
Emerging Technologies and Democracy
Assessing the impact of emerging technologies on democratic norms and institutions.