Tag: Thomas O Melia

Hungary decaying into ‘Führer democracy’


This Sunday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is set to win another term in national elections, giving him a fresh mandate to advance his project of building what he calls… Read more »

Democracy promotion is not election meddling


America’s domestic and foreign critics alike commit a serious category error in placing U.S. democracy-promotion efforts in the same basket as electoral interference, says Thomas O. Melia, previously deputy assistant… Read more »

Civil Society in Eastern Europe and Eurasia: Thriving, or Just Surviving?


Is the trend to restrict civil society, visible in Russia and neighboring countries, getting worse?  In some of the countries of the former communist world, it has become more difficult… Read more »