Democratic Transition News

Jane Harman

Tunisian Elections Set Positive Precedent for Arab World

Oct 24, 2011
Jane Harman gives CNN "American Morning" her reaction from Tunis to the October 23, 2011 national elections in Tunisia.
Jane Harman

Escalating Violence in Afghanistan

Sep 21, 2011
Jane Harman discusses the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan on the eve of the UN General Assembly with Fox News's Jenna Lee.
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.

Syrian President Defies Global Pressure to Resign

Aug 19, 2011
Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman appears on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" to discuss the security threats posed by Syria and the importance of a united global front when pressuring President Assad to resign.
Aaron David Miller

Obama Administration Tells Syrian President to Step Down

Aug 18, 2011
The U.S. has finally reconciled its policy between Syria and Libya, says Aaron David Miller, but this does not mark the end of the Assad regime.

Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.

Scholar Is Hopeful About Iraq Despite Lingering Frustrations

Jul 07, 2011
Iraqis are increasingly frustrated about a lack of basic services, civil rights, and economic issues, reports Omar Al-Mashhadani, a political activist and former spokesman for the Iraqi Parliament. And as media attention focuses on other parts of the Arab world, Iraqis are frustrated that their voices are not getting heard.

2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Recipient Eleonora Cercavschi Honored with the Highest Moldovan Distinction - Order of the Republic

Aug 31, 2010
Mrs. Eleonora Cercavschi, recipient of the 2008 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Award, was honored with the Order of the Republic (Ordinul Republicii) - the highest Moldovan distinction presented by the country's President.

The 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture Democracy: Traps and Question Marks by Adam Michnik Featured in International Media

Jan 22, 2010
Adam Michnik, Editor-in-Chief of Poland's daily newspaper Gazeta Wyborcza and recipient of the 2009 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award, was featured in a number of distinguished press publications. Michnik's speech Democracy: Traps and Question Marks marked the 5th annual Ion Ratiu Democracy Lecture, which took place at the Wilson Center on December 3, 2009. His address was preceded by a brief introduction by The Honorable Zbigniew Brzezinski, former National Security Advisor to President Carter.

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