Democratic Transition

Situation Briefing: Crisis in Sudan

 

During their visit to Washington, the US Sudan Business Council offered a timely debriefing to members of the Middle East Program and Sudan Working Group at the Wilson Center on the recent political and economic crisis. The provided a detailed account of the regime structure and the protest movement, in addition to an in-depth look on the Sudanese economy and nature of problems facing the business environment.

The Ukrainian Presidential Election: Outcomes and Expectations

In March 2019, Ukraine began a super-election period, which will include presidential, parliamentary, and local elections between now and 2020. Three days after Ukraine’s presidential election, a panel of leading Ukrainian and international political analysts discussed the electoral process, the outcome of the vote, and its impact for the country's future.

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Mykhailo Minakov

Algeria’s Slim Chance for Civilian Rule

After twenty years in power, Algerian President Abdelaziz Boutefika is the latest Arab leader to succumb to a popular uprising of massive discontent, bowing on April 2 to the street and his own military’s demand that he resign immediately.  Four other Arab strongmen met the same fate for the same reason in 2011, and each time the result has been short-term political chaos (Tunisia and Egypt) or long-term civil war (Libya and Yemen).  

Camelia Bogdan Awarded the 2019 Ion Ratiu Democracy Fellowship

Awarded yearly by the Rațiu Family Charitable Foundation, London and the Rațiu Center for Democracy, Turda, in partnership with Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, the Ion Ratiu Democracy Award and Fellowship aims to support individuals around the world who are working on behalf of democracy as activists or intellectuals, whether they are in exile from repressive regi

Argentina's Election 2019 | Timeline and Candidate Spotlight

Hot Potato: Argentine Presidential Handoffs

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