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An Analysis of Recent Serbian Elections: Will the Path to Democracy and European Integration Prevail?

Robert Hand, Senior Staff Associate, CSCE Commission, US Congress. John Lampe, Professor of History, University of Maryland and Wilson Center Senior Scholar

Democratic Consolidation in Serbia: Pitfalls of the Post-Djindjic Transition

Democratic Consolidation in Serbia: Pitfalls of the Post-Djindjic Transition
March 10, 2004
Staff-prepared summary of the EES noon discussion with Lenard Cohen, Professor of Political Science, Research Institute on Southeastern Europe, Simon Fraser University

Tragedy, Transition and Transformation: Tracing the Local-International Nexus of Transnational Organized Crime in the Balkans

Summary of the East European Studies seminar with Louise Shelley, Director of the Transnational Crime and Corruption Center at American University, DC; and Christopher Corpora, an Analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense and a Ph.D. Candidate at American University, DC.

Scholar Is Hopeful About Iraq Despite Lingering Frustrations

"I'm optimistic; you need to be," said Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Omar Al-Mashhadani about the situation in Iraq. "There is some improvement and more awareness in civil society."

Honduras and the Inter-American System: One Year After

One year after internationally-monitored elections in Honduras, the international community remains divided over the legitimacy of the 2009 presidential elections and recognition of the Porfirio Lobo government.

Guatemala: A Post-Elections Assessment and Future Challenges

With none of the candidates in last Sunday’s Guatemalan presidential elections receiving the required 50 percent of the vote, the top two candidates are headed for a runoff election scheduled for November 6.  Former general Otto Pérez Molina of the right-of-center Patriot Party, who had been favored to come out ahead, secured just 36 percent of the votes, while business man Manuel Baldizón came in second with 23 percent.  A distinguished panel of experts will join us to dis

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

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.

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