Category: Democratic Transitions

Beyond Interests vs. Ideals? Advancing democracy in the ‘Arab Winter’

     

Tunisia’s interior regions have been a wellspring for social protests. Without deep economic restructuring, populists could pose an even graver threat to the country’s nascent democracy, argues analyst Hamza Meddeb…. Read more »

RSF militia casts a shadow over Sudan’s transition hopes

     

Despite government efforts to wrestle the gold industry away from Sudan’s security services, questions remain about whether the country can transition to democracy while the politically powerful Rapid Support Forces,… Read more »

How to consolidate Sudan’s transition

     

The 2019 Sudanese uprising has led to a transitional government with a civil and military component. Consolidating a democratic transition will depend on the civil component’s ability to establish its… Read more »

Sudan’s transition ‘a once in a lifetime opportunity’

     

The international community must immediately boost its support to Sudan to accelerate its democratic transition, allowing it to sustain peace and accelerate much-need development, said the Head of the United… Read more »

30 years after Mongolia’s transition: Has democracy delivered?

     

To protect its sovereignty and independence, Mongolia has walked a geopolitical tightrope tethered by a “good neighbor” policy with Russia and China and a “third neighbor” policy with the United… Read more »

Venezuela’s endgame ‘closer than Maduro thinks’?

     

  Cuban security officials are a critical ingredient of Nicolas Maduro’s ability to retain power. So, as the Trump administration increases pressure on Venezuela’s pretender president, it must also do the same against… Read more »

Why Tunisia’s transition succeeded

     

Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed has appointed Elyes Fakhfakh to be prime minister on January 20. Fakhfakh, who served as tourism minister following the revolution, and then as finance minister in… Read more »

Memory laws – ‘a litmus test for new democracies’

     

In his 2019 book, “After the Fall: Crisis, Recovery and the Making of a New Spain,” Tobias Buck of the Financial Times reports that in 2018 there were 1,143 Spanish streets named for Franco… Read more »