Dec 22, 2014
Plataforma Democrática, a Brazil-based discussion forum, released a report following the historic announcement on December 17 by presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro of their decision to normalize the United States-Cuba relations.
Dec 17, 2014
Director Paulo Sotero writes for Politica Externa on President Dilma Rousseff's next term.
Dec 16, 2014
The political climate in Egypt, a country that accounts for one-quarter of the Arab world’s population, has become increasingly inhospitable to public debate or criticism. What is Egypt afraid of?
Dec 15, 2014
Several weeks ago, the US Congress commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution with the unveiling of a bust of Vaclav Havel. One of the attendees, Pavol Demes, was part of the delegation that traveled to Washington with Havel in 1991. Demes is an internationally recognized NGO leader, a former government official, and also an author and photographer. We spoke with him about the anniversary and the current state of democracy in Slovakia, as well as about concerns over Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
Dec 11, 2014
To stay in power, "Putin and his minions feel they must corral and tame the Internet," warns Fellow Maxim Trudolyubov.
Dec 05, 2014
Swiss Scholar Adis Merdzanovic’s opinion piece “Bosnia: A new opportunity for getting closer to the EU?” was recently published by EU Observer. The article discusses recent developments in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dec 04, 2014
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s victory in the upcoming December 14 general elections is expected. But the extent of the political foothold of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) will be dependent once again on the support of the Soka Gakkai, the massive Buddhism-based organization that dominates Japan’s religious landscape.
Dec 03, 2014
Romania's groundbreaking November 2014 Presidential election marked a significant moment in democratic history.
Dec 03, 2014
Professor Eliot Sorel summarizes the 2006 Ratiu Democracy Lecture.
Dec 02, 2014
Brazil Institute Global Fellow Monica de Bolle gives her take on Dilma Roussef's economic team.