Democratic Transition News

Eric Olson Testified Before the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

Jul 15, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border

Declassified Documents Given By Biden to Rousseff Detail Secret Dictatorship-Era Executions, “Psychophysical” Torture in Brazil

Jul 09, 2014
During Vice President Joe Biden’s recent trip to Brazil, President Rousseff was given a recently declassified US report containing the details of Brazilian torture during the military dictatorship.

Russia’s new “Georgievskaya” ideology

Jun 27, 2014
Former History and Public Policy intern Volodymyr Valkov recently co-published an article in Visegrad Insight discussing the foundation and development of Russia’s “new ideology,” tracing its importance in the conflict with Ukraine. Valkov argues that keeping Ukraine divided and unstable comes as part and parcel of Russia’s plan for domination over Europe, and more specifically Eastern Europe.

Latin American Program in the News: La reelección de Santos

Jun 18, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson analyzes the reelection of President Juan Manuel Santos in Colombia.

Morsi Rejects Egypt’s “Criminal” Regime

Jun 05, 2014
On June 4, former President Mohamed Morsi urged Egyptians to continue their non-violent revolution in message posted on his Facebook account. “All free nations have not recognized this criminal putschist regime thanks to Egyptians' continuing Revolution and their adherence to non-violence," he wrote.

Tiananmen as the Turning Point: China’s Impossible Balancing Act

Jun 04, 2014
To understand the country today, look to the unusual choices the regime made following the 1989 demonstrations, when the country pivoted to opposite extremes in economics and politics, writes Global Fellow Zheng Wang.

Ukraine After the Election: Only a First Step

May 30, 2014
For Ukraine, May 25th was an important milestone, with elections as free and fair as one could have possibly hoped for under extremely challenging circumstances. But the long path to stabilize and reform Ukraine is just beginning, right now, after the election, writes Wolfgang Ischinger.
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Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security

May 30, 2014
In the wake of Russian aggression in Ukraine, the topic of European security and NATO expansion post-Cold War is being discussed with renewed urgency. During a recent special event at the Wilson Center, the issue was explored by an impressive panel that featured keynote remarks from US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Latin American Program in the News: Colombia: Election Stalemate Clouds Future Peace Talks

May 30, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on Zuluaga’s future negotiations with FARC and the upcoming elections in Colombia.

Islamists Struggle to Match Religious Values to Politics

May 28, 2014
Mainstream Islamist movements across the Arab world have struggled to close the gap — or, really, even define the gap — between religious ideals and the mundane realities of everyday politics.

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