Democracy Promotion News

Taiwan to Hold Pivotal Elections on January 14

Jan 17, 2012
A commentary on the January 14 elections in Taiwan by East Asia Program Associate Bryce Wakefield.

Statement on Nabeel Rajab by Jane Harman, Director, CEO & President, The Woodrow Wilson Center

Jan 10, 2012
In response to the escalating tensions in the Bahraini capital Manama, and following the State Department's statement of concern regarding the violence in the city, Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman issued the following statement.

2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Awardee Nabeel Rajab is featured in Foreign Policy

Dec 07, 2011
Rajab sat down on Dec. 4 for an exclusive interview with The Cable. His main message was that the Obama administration's defense of the Bahraini government, including a new push to sell it more weapons, is sowing seeds of distrust and resentment of the United States among the Bahraini people. He urged the Obama administration to use its influence in Bahrain to press the regime for improvements on human rights.

Nabeel Rajab, 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award recipient is featured on NPR

Dec 02, 2011
Rajab, a leading Bahraini human rights activist, was among those targeted by the government and discusses his encounters with the Bahraini government forces during the uprising this spring on NPR.

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Hope M. Harrison was featured in The Washington Post

Oct 28, 2011
Harrison discussed the 50th anniversary of the American/Soviet showdown at Checkpoint Charlie—an incident that some feared would trigger nuclear war.
Afghan Security Guard Overlooking a Town

Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Sep 02, 2011
There are pockets of relative progress in Afghanistan, but they exist among a sea of serious instability and violence that makes the country's future look very uncertain, says Rajiv Chandrasekaran on NPR's Talk of the Nation.
Robin Wright

Critical Next Ten Days in Libya

Aug 29, 2011
Robin Wrights discusses the fall of Gaddafi on ABC's This Week and MSNBC's Martin Bashir.
Jane Harman

Libya Still an Uncertain Success

Aug 25, 2011
The U.S. has limited resources to act on protest movements around the Middle East and despite an apparent success in Libya, coercive sanctions may have been a better precedent to set for countries that are not a direct threat to U.S. strategic interests, says Jane Harman on Fox News.

Bahraini Human Rights Activist Nabeel Rajab to Receive 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award

Jul 29, 2011
Nabeel Rajab, a leading human rights activist and president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, will receive the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, presented annually by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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