Category: National Endowment for Democracy

Who’s next on Putin’s enemies list?

     

Say you are the president of a country plunged into economic crisis, failing policies and rampant corruption. What do you do to maintain public support without addressing these problems? asks… Read more »

Fates of 53 dissidents show difficulty of Cuba policy

     

The fates of 53 dissidents released as a result of Washington’s rapprochement with Havana show just how hard it will be for the U.S. to push human rights in Cuba… Read more »

Down the Rabbit Hole: the UNHRC’s Universal Review Process

     

As part of a National Endowment for Democracy project addressing the voting records and activities of the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC), Chris Sabatini and Amy Williams examine the recommendations… Read more »

Freedom of information: a catalyst for democratic growth?

     

In 2010, Liberia passed a Freedom of Information Law that was the culmination of seven years of concerted efforts by the Liberian media, civil society groups, and the international community… Read more »

Advancing democracy during retrenchment?

     

President Obama will seek to consolidate his ­foreign-policy legacy this year by traveling widely and working with allies to combat extremism and foster the rise of emerging democracies, according to… Read more »

Why has ‘pivot’ to Asia had underwhelming results?

     

Throughout much of the 1990s and the early 2000s, Southeast Asia was one of the brightest spots for democracy globally. Since the late 2000s, however, the region’s democratization has stalled;… Read more »

Better Media: Lessons Learned from Central and Southeast Europe

     

How can the media development and donor communities respond to this backsliding? What areas of the media system proved to be weak points in countries like Serbia, Bosnia, or Bulgaria,… Read more »

Democratization a ‘key focus for Obama’s final year’

     

President Obama will seek to consolidate his ­foreign-policy legacy this year by traveling widely and working with allies to combat extremism and foster the rise of emerging democracies, said deputy… Read more »

Bahrain reform plan prompts protests, as court upholds activists’ jail terms

     

On September 18, Bahrain media reported that Crown Prince Salman, perceived as a conciliator, had sent a letter to his father, King Hamad, outlining areas of “common ground” in talks… Read more »