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Colombia’s Peace Process: Measuring Public Opinion and Expectations for Transitional Justice

FARC negotiator Pablo Catatumbo said that the recent deadly army raid represented a “step back,” but that the progress made since Colombia’s peace process talks began in 2012 should not be “thrown overboard.” So negotiations continue in spite of tensions and setbacks. A new survey conducted by researchers from Georgia State University seeks to inform the process by providing information on public opinion regarding transitional justice, trust, and overall support for negotiations. One of the researchers, and a Wilson Center Fellow provide context on the findings and their relevance to ongoing attempts to reach an agreement.
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Democracy in Ukraine: A Conversation With 2014 Ion Ratiu Award Winner Mustafa Nayyem

In this feature length edition of Wilson Center NOW, newly elected Member of Parliament, Mustafa Nayyem, shares his thoughts on the state of democracy in Ukraine, the ongoing conflict with Russia, and his transition from journalism to politics. Nayyem is the 2014 recipient of the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award.
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Slovakia: From Velvet Revolution and Velvet Divorce to Today

In this Context interview, Pavol Demes, an internationally recognized NGO leader, a former government official, and also an author and photographer, spoke about about the 25th Anniversary of the Velvet Revolution and the current state of democracy in Slovakia, as well as about concerns over Russia’s aggression in Ukraine.
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Ukraine’s Election Delivers a New Generation of Leadership

In this Context interview, Hanna Hopko, newly elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament, shared her thoughts on post-election voter expectations and the challenges she and her party faces.
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Is Democracy Failing?

In the United States alone, ongoing partisan battles have raised questions about the ability of the often self-proclaimed “world’s greatest democracy” to meet its most basic obligations. Have these failures, real and perceived, damaged the ability of democracies around the world to promote democratic governance as the solution to a wide range of challenges and problems?
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Hong Kong Standoff: A Look at the Big Picture

Crowds of protesters are shrinking, talks are scheduled, but frustrations on both sides remain. While many in the press and elsewhere are quick to reference the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, Robert Daly explains how what’s happening today is different in many ways.
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Into the Fold or Out in the Cold? NATO Expansion and European Security

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.
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Beyond the Current Crisis: The Big Picture in Venezuela

In this Context interview, Margarita Lopez Maya, Professor Titular at the Central University of Venezuela, spoke about the events leading up to Venezuela's current state and the country as a whole.
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Turmoil in Venezuela: An Update

As civil unrest continues in Venezuela, we asked Latin American Program Director, Cindy Arnson, for an update on the sometimes violent situation. She provides insight into what’s happening, the government’s response, and whether or not the situation can be resolved any time soon.