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Is Populism Really a Problem for Democracy?

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Is Populism Really a Problem for Democracy?

Patrick Liddiard

Recent Trends in Eastern Europe: An Interview with George F. Kennan Fellow Paula Ganga

Paula Ganga is a George F. Kennan Fellow with the Kennan Institute. She has focused her research on the economic and democratic trends of Eastern Europe and Russia's influence in the region. We recently asked her to share more about how she became interested in her research topic and how it is relevant in today's world.

Q: Describe your background and what brought you to the Wilson Center.

A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings

First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and '60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world's third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped: the 2011 uprisings.

Book Launch: "A Tale of Four Worlds: The Arab Region After the Uprisings"

First came the disintegration of the Ottoman Empire following World War I; then, in the 1950s and ’60s, the Nasser-inspired wave of Arab nationalism and socialism. The Arab world’s third great political cataclysm of the past 100 years—the 2011 uprisings—has also brought permanent changes, but not as its activists had hoped.

Need to Know: An Update on the Hong Kong Protests

While DC has gone quiet for August, things are heating up in the streets of Hong Kong. For an update, we join back up with Robert Daly of the Wilson Center's Kissinger Institute.

 

AfPak File: Previewing Afghanistan's Presidential Election

On July 28, campaigning began for Afghanistan's presidential election, which is currently scheduled for September 28.

The campaign will play out against a volatile backdrop of violence, technical challenges, and widespread concerns about government interference.

The election campaign also opens at a moment when the U.S. government and the Taliban are edging closer to an American troop withdrawal deal.

What can we expect from this election? What are the major challenges? Will it indeed take place? And should it take place?

Is Cristina's Brand Crisis?

In the run-up to the October presidential election, Argentina’s economy is on the precipice. Its country risk is the second highest in the world, after Venezuela, and annual inflation is the worst since 1991.

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