Democratic Transition News
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.
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.
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.
May 30, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on Zuluaga’s future negotiations with FARC and the upcoming elections in Colombia.
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.
May 26, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed about the recent Colombian elections. This interview is in Spanish.
Latin American Program in the News: Colombian Presidential Candidate Stumbles Over Campaign Allegations
May 24, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the Colombian elections.
May 23, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was interviewed on Foro Interamericano, a segment by Voz de América, about the Colombian elections. This interview is in Spanish.
May 21, 2014
Somewhere between the federal principles espoused by the provisional government and the demand for regional sovereignty displayed in the Donetsk and Luhansk referendums lies a middle ground that may resolve this crisis, writes Will Pomeranz.
May 08, 2014
Demonstrators in Venezuela blame President Nicolás Maduro for "mismanaging" the economy of the oil-rich country and have said they will continue protesting until he resigns. But problems such as lack of security, high crime rates, and frustration with the country's poor economic situation did not begin when Maduro took office. In this edition of CONTEXT, Margarita López Maya looks at the big picture in Venezuela. How did it get to this point and what will it take to solve problems that have persisted for many years?