Category: National Endowment for Democracy

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 »

‘Doubling down’ on democracy in face of new authoritarians?

     

Western liberal democracy now faces a competitor Frances Fukuyama did not anticipate when he wrote “The End of History?,” says Harvard’s Michael Ignatieff: states that are capitalist in economics, authoritarian… Read more »

Does Democracy Matter?

     

  Negative experiences from state-building projects in Iraq and Afghanistan, the mixed record of democratic change in the former Soviet Union and the aftermath of Arab Spring have led many… Read more »

West’s democracies have ‘moral duty’ to aid Ukraine

     

Russia praised a Ukrainian law granting self-governance powers to separatist-held areas of Ukraine, a measure that faces a challenge from some politicians in Kiev who call it a giveaway to… Read more »

YanukovychLeaks awarded European media prize

     

YanukovychLeaks has been honored at the annual meeting of the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project reports. The members of YanukovychLeaks received a special prize at… Read more »

World’s ‘forces of darkness’ would welcome break-up of Britain

     

First Minister and Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Alex Salmond (above) has sought to assure the rest of the world that an independent Scotland would be another Norway—a wealthy mediator,… Read more »