Democratic Transition News

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.

Latin American Program in the News: Un país partido en dos

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.

Latin American Program in the News: Foro Interamericano

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.

The Best Role for Kiev Provisional Government? Exiting.

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.

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