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Commentary

Anne Applebaum: Can Michael Flynn Overhaul NATO?

Friday, 18 November 2016

NATO is in need of a shake-up, but such a project must be carried out with mutual respect and commitment, and with the understanding that the United States also benefits from its transatlantic military leadership—Anne Applebaum's latest for the Washinton Post.

Commentary

Anne Applebaum: Is America Still the Leader of the Free World?

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

For the United States and for Europe, the moment of reckoning has now arrived, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Anne Applebaum: Trump is a Threat to the West as We Know It, Even if He Loses

Friday, 4 November 2016

If Trump loses, the story isn’t over: His campaign will no doubt metastasise into a television channel and a news network, and will continue to spread, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Why is Trump Suddenly Talking About World War III?

Friday, 28 October 2016

Putin uses the scare tactics to stay in power—and in Syria—but now Trump is repeating the threats, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

How Rodrigo Duterte Cast Himself as an Agent of Change

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The great forces that move history often have their origins at a much lower level. And some of them were visible last week on a cellphone in Manila, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

The Despot’s Accomplice

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum hosted a discussion with Brian Klaas, Fellow at the London School of Economics and Democracy Lab contributor, on his new book, 'The Despot's Accomplice'.

Commentary

Has Europe Found an Antidote to Authoritarianism?

Friday, 14 October 2016

It’s too early to crow about a “liberal wave,” let alone an international movement that deserves real attention. But a political realignment is taking place, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

The Nervous Breakdown of British Politics

Thursday, 6 October 2016

On both ends of the spectrum, the two major British political parties are suddenly suffering from the same kinds of identity crises as their distant American cousins, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute Transitions Forum (Washington Post)

Commentary

In Poland, a Preview of What Trump Could Do to America

Monday, 19 September 2016

Right-wing nationalists launder a conspiracy theory into official truth, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

How Russia Could Spark a US Electoral Disaster

Thursday, 8 September 2016

Russian meddling in the US election could spell a disaster for the democratic process and for any result that may occur, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

The Disastrous Non-Intervention in Syria

Monday, 29 August 2016

Physical, human and political damage on an unprecedented scale. Syria has turned into a disaster because of non-intervention writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute. (Washington Post

Commentary

The Secret to Trump: He’s Really a Russian Oligarch

Friday, 19 August 2016

The real problem with Trump isn’t that he is sympathetic to Russian oligarchs, it’s that he is a Russian oligarch, albeit one who happens to be American, writes Anne  Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

Erdogan, Putin and the Strongman Ties That Bind

Thursday, 11 August 2016

In a world with dictators and authoritarian leaders like Presidents Erdogan and Putin respectively, they look for allies that share their world-view and the paranoia to deal with their enemies, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post) 

Publications

Winning the Information War

Monday, 1 August 2016

Peter Pomerantsev and Edward Lucas are the authors of a new paper that offers techniques and counter-strategies to combat Russian propaganda in Central and Eastern Europe. Launched this week, the paper is published in partnership with the Center for European Policy Analysis's (CEPA) 'Information Warfare Initiative'.

Commentary

Putin TV Channel Twists the Thinking of Western Viewers

Monday, 1 August 2016

Kremlin-backed television station Russia Today (RT) is propagating a steady and relentless stream of propaganda to turn viewers against the West, remarks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Times)

Commentary

How Putin Plans to Disrupt the US Election

Saturday, 30 July 2016

As the furore around the Democratic National Committee email hack grows, fingers have started to point to Russian involvement and the implications for this are disturbing, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Spectator)

Commentary

Kremlin Sows Discord With New Weapon at Heart of UK

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Russian media outlets’ disinformation campaigns during the Scottish Referendum represent a darker trend happening across the West to destabilise the region, with analysis provided by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Times—£)

Commentary

Is Moscow Really Working To Put Donald Trump In The White House?

Thursday, 28 July 2016

There has been much debate and speculation regarding the connection between Russia, Trump and the Presidential election. As the debate gathers momentum we must remember writes Anne Applebaumm, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, that ‘‘the tycoon has plenty of shady Russian connections.’’

Commentary

Why We Need a President Clinton

Thursday, 28 July 2016

America needs President Clinton if it is to maintain the alliances that preserve international peace and maintain its power, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post

Commentary

Russia Does Its Best to Elect President Trump

Monday, 25 July 2016

The motives behind the WikiLeak emails scandal that has engulfed the Democratic Party during their Convention may have more sinister ulterior motives that point to a coordinated attempt by the Kremlin to influence the US election, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (National Post)

Commentary

The Real Damage Done by Melania Trump’s Speech

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Following Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump’s blatant plagiarism of a speech by Michelle Obama at the Republican National Convention, it not only caused great damage to Trump’s personal reputation and image but also did nothing to dispel the stereotypes surrounding Melania and her convictions, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the  Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post) 

Commentary

How a Trump Presidency Could Destabilise Europe

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is already achieving key objectives for the Russian government in the Kremlin and has the potential to destabilise the entire European region, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post) 

Commentary

New Cabinet May Signal Britain’s Retreat as A Western Power

Thursday, 14 July 2016

Prime Minister’s choice of Cabinet members such as Boris Johnson as Foreign Secretary reflect the country’s retreat as a powerful Western nation, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute.

Commentary

‘Mommy Wars’ Enters Britain’s Political Arena

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

The use of her children by Andrea Leadsom in the Conservative leadership race against Theresa May marked a new low for British politics, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

After Brexit, Britain Suddenly Becomes European

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Post-Brexit, the old ideological differences that defined the political spectrum in UK political parties are now gone, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

The Master Plan

Monday, 27 June 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum hosted a screening of the documentary 'The Master Plan', followed by a discussion and reception.

Commentary

What the Media Gets Wrong about Brexit

Monday, 27 June 2016

The media should remember that many of the architects and proponents of the Brexit campaign are among Britain’s elite, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Britain’s Decision to Leave the EU is a Warning to America

Friday, 24 June 2016

The vote means important economic, political and social problems across Europe will not be addressed, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Orlando, Jo Cox and the Deadly Ideas that Shape Our World

Friday, 17 June 2016

Over the past week, two men have committed murder in highly charged circumstances. Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, asks whether the killers’ actions are the result of personality disorders, political motivation, or both? (Washington Post)

Events

Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum was pleased to host a lunch discussion with Visiting Senior Fellow Ilya Zaslavskiy on Ukraine’s energy reforms.

Commentary

Fact-Checking in a ‘Post-Fact World’

Thursday, 19 May 2016

The nature of information in the social media age means it keeps getting easier for politicians, partisans, computerised “bots” and foreign governments to manipulate news, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

How the US and Britain Help Kleptocracies Around the World

Friday, 13 May 2016

The British property market functions like an old-fashioned Swiss bank, providing safe real estate investments for owners who wish their identities and sources of income to be hidden, argues Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Britain's Future in the World: A Time of Choosing

Thursday, 5 May 2016

As the EU referendum approaches, the Legatum Institute hosted a debate on Britain’s role in the world with Steve Baker (MP for Wycombe), Gideon Rachman (Financial Times) and Anne Applebaum (Legatum Institute).

Events

Authoritarianism Goes Global: The Challenge to Democracy

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The Legatum Institute hosted a conversation with the authors of 'Authoritarianism Goes Global', a new collection of essays that presents fresh insights on the complicated issues surrounding authoritarian resurgence.

Commentary

The ‘Trump effect’ Will Help Authoritarians Around the World

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

The success of ‘The Donald’ has already lent significant aid to anti-democratic movements worldwide, argues Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Don’t Be Fooled by Trump’s Freign Policy Speech

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Donald Trump’s first foreign policy speech was a mess of inconsistent slogans, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Trump’s Campaign Brings Eastern Europe’s Political ‘Tactics’ to the US

Monday, 25 April 2016

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager returns to US politics after many years spent working for Ukraine’s thuggish former president, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

I'm No Fan of Obama. But on Brexit, He Does Speak for America

Saturday, 23 April 2016

In Washington, the opposition to a British withdrawal from the European Union is deep, broad and bipartisan, shared by liberal Democrats and conservative Republicans alike writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Spectator)

Commentary

Why Obama is Right to Urge Britain to Stay in the EU

Thursday, 21 April 2016

The United States can't afford for the UK to lose its foothold as a world leader, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post).

Commentary

The Dutch Just Showed the World How Russia Influences Western Europe Elections

Friday, 8 April 2016

The Dutch vote against a European trade deal with Ukraine shows the power of small groups of angry people, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post).

Commentary

Leaving the EU Will Weaken Britain and Its Place in Europe

Friday, 8 April 2016

With Western values facing unprecedented challenges, undermining Europe is a risk too far, argues Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum (Evening Standard)

Events

Race to the White House: Will Populism Trump Prosperity?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Tim Shipman, Political Editor of The Sunday Times, moderated a panel discussion that analysed the dynamics of what is already proving to be an extraordinary US presidential election.

Commentary

After Brussels, the West Must Reject Dangerous Isolationism

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

The sense of Western unity inspired by terror attacks—and felt as recently as Paris—is gone, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, in her latest Washington Post column.

Events

A Genuine Rapprochement? A Look at US Policy Towards Iran

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Richard Nephew, Program Director for Economic Statecraft, Sanctions and Energy Markets at the Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia University and former US negotiator on the Iran Sanctions, led an off-the-record discussion with analysts, academics and journalists.

Events

After the Elections: What’s Next for Iran?

Thursday, 10 March 2016

A panel of Iran analysts discussed the results of the country's recent elections as part of the Legatum Institute’s ‘Iran Series’.

Commentary

Is This the End of the West As We Know It?

Friday, 4 March 2016

In her latest column for the Washington Post, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, fears we are two or three bad elections away from the end of the liberal world order.

Commentary

Donald Trump’s Campaign of Conspiracy Theories

Thursday, 18 February 2016

Some are trying to explain the unexplainable. Others aren’t looking for the truth, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Iranian Women and the Politics of Representation

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Shahla Haeri, Associate Professor at Boston University, discussed the role of women in Iranian politics, especially in the context of the country's February parliamentary elections.

 


Commentary

The UK Leaving the European Union Could Mean the End of Both of Them

Friday, 5 February 2016

A Brexit would send shock waves across the EU, and boost the Scottish independence movement, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Europe’s New Right Sounds Like the Old Left

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Nationalist parties are winning votes by adopting ‘leftwing’ ideas, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Financial Times)

Commentary

No, Iran is Not 'Opening Up'

Friday, 22 January 2016

The nuclear deal and the lifting of sanctions herald a diplomatic change, but the nature of the regime has not altered, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum (Washington Post)

Events

Rollback: Central Europe’s Populist Tide

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Anton Shekhovtsov, Senior Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute, presented his new paper, ‘Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe’, in conversation with Anne Applebaum and Slawomir Sierakowski.

Commentary

Mark Zuckerberg Should Spend $45 billion on Undoing Facebook’s Damage to Democracies

Thursday, 10 December 2015

Here's one idea for what Mark Zuckerberg can do with his multi-billion dollar philanthropic pledge: save public discourse and debate! By Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

How Turkey Confounded Putin’s Favourite Narratives

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

In her latest column for the Washington Post, the Legatum Institute's Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, explains how the Russian media are using the downing of the Russian jet fighter as part of a wider conspiracy theory

Events

Countering Terrorism in Tunisia: Prospects for Security Sector Reform

Monday, 16 November 2015

To launch a new Transitions Forum case study, Tunisia at Risk: Will counter-terrorism undermine the revolution, the Legatum Institute co-hosted a discussion with the Project on Middle East Democracy (POMED) in Washington, DC.

Commentary

Regaining Control in An Unsettled Europe

Saturday, 14 November 2015

In the wake of Friday's attacks in Paris, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, explains why extremists must not be allowed to capitalise on Europe's insecurity (Washington Post)

Commentary

Russia and the Great Forgetting

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Russia is reverting to old patterns of behaviour with Putin’s Ukrainian and Syrian adventures. Military strength and disinformation is being used in the same way as under the Soviets, says Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum (Commentary magazine)

Commentary

Ukraine Battles a Second Enemy: Corruption

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Russia isn’t the only threat. Kiev is also fighting a war against corruption, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Russia's New Kind of Friends

Friday, 16 October 2015

The Soviet Union had “useful idiots.” Vladimir Putin has an array of European allies willing to advance his cause, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Winter is Coming: A Conversation with Garry Kasparov

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host renowned democracy activist and chess master Garry Kasparov for a breakfast discussion of his upcoming book 'Winter is Coming: Why Vladimir Putin and the Enemies of the Free World Must Be Stopped'.

Commentary

Putin's Power Plays

Sunday, 27 September 2015

The Russian president's mission in Syria is about projecting strength at home—not influencing global events, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Putin’s Useful Idiots: Russian Media and the European Far Right

Thursday, 24 September 2015

At a recent lunch discussion moderated by Anne Applebaum, Anton Shekhovtsov, Visiting Senior Fellow to the Transitions Forum, exposed the increasingly strong ties between the Russian media and the European far right.

Commentary

Migrant Crisis in Hungary

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, participated in an ABC podcast on Hungary's struggle to meet the challenge of the thousands seeking escape from violence in places like Syria and Iraq.

Commentary

Jeremy Corbyn’s Dangerous Appeal

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The new leader of Britain’s Labour Party doesn’t much care for democratic politics, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)


Commentary

Europe’s Deadly Denial

Monday, 14 September 2015

The refugee crisis is the consequence of Europe’s refusal to confront the wars on its borders, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Slate)

Events

Terror in Tunisia: Security, Politics, and Democratic Reform

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute, presented the findings of his recent research trip examining Tunisia’s response to terrorism and the risks to both democracy and security in the country. 

Commentary

Refugee Crisis: Europe lacks "a coherent plan", LI's Anne Applebaum warns on Newsnight

Friday, 4 September 2015

“There has not been a coherent European plan for dealing with the refugee crisis” argues Anne Applebaum, the Legatum Institute’s Director of the Transitions Forum on BBC Newsnight.

Commentary

Spokesman for Birthers, Truthers, and Internet Trolls

Friday, 21 August 2015

Donald Trump has brought the language and ideas of birthers, truthers, and conspiracy theorists onto the national stage, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Obama and Europe: Missed Signals, Renewed Commitments

Thursday, 20 August 2015

How Putin took advantage of Obama's complacency—by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Foreign Affairs)

Commentary

While Russia Bans Books, the Useful Idiot Corbyn Swallows Its Lies Whole

Sunday, 9 August 2015

The would-be leader of the Labour party is the latest in a long line of Russia's "useful idiots", writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (The Sunday Times)

Commentary

Robert Conquest: Speaking Truth to Terror

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Historian Robert Conquest revealed the horrors of the Soviet Union long before many were willing to believe, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Helping Russia’s Sidelined and Exiled Journalists Tell Their Stories

Friday, 24 July 2015

Much of the Russian media is toxic. Here’s how the US can help the journalists who are not—by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

Greece is a Turning Point for the EU

Thursday, 9 July 2015

After the Greek crisis, the European Union will either have to deepen its union or drift apart, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

The Fearful Foe that Ought to Unify Europe

Friday, 26 June 2015

It has become clear that Russia is pursuing an ambitious grand strategy: divide the EU, undermine Nato, reverse the European transitions and the post-cold war settlement, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Financial Times)

Commentary

It’s the Greek Politics, Stupid

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

The Greek crisis is a political mess that threatens all of Europe, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

What Transition? The Strange Case of Hungary and Romania

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Anton Shekhovtsov, Transitions Forum Visiting Senior Fellow, shared insights from his research on Romania and Hungary’s democratic development—and the threats that might lie ahead—at a roundtable discussion.

Events

Is Yemen Becoming the Next Syria?

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Peter Salisbury, freelance journalist and Democracy Lab blogger, gave a detailed analysis of the conflict in Yemen at a recent Transitions Forum breakfast.

Events

Why the Humanities Drive Prosperity

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Azar Nafisi, author of the best-selling 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' was joined in conversation by the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum, for a conversation about the enduring relationship between literature and prosperity.

Commentary

The End of Britain As We Know It

Sunday, 10 May 2015

David Cameron’s re-election could mark the start of internal upheaval, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Commentary

How Libya Continues to Flummox Europe

Thursday, 30 April 2015

The Mediterranean migrant problem isn’t poverty or even human trafficking. The problem is Libya, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

What is the Future of Russia's Opposition?

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Leonid Volkov, a member of Russia's Central Council of the Party of Progress, gave an insider's perspective on the future of the Russian Opposition within the context of today’s challenges and in the lead up to the 2016 Parliamentary elections. 

Commentary

FBI Director Got it Wrong on the Holocaust

Sunday, 19 April 2015

James Comey, the director of the FBI, in arguing for more Holocaust education, demonstrated just how badly he needs it himself, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Libya: Whose Land Is It?

Thursday, 16 April 2015

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion to launch a new Transitions Forum paper, 'Libya: Whose Land Is It?'. The panel debated the many layers of grievance and administrative chaos which fuel Libya’s conflict, and focused on property rights as a key element of a democracy in transition.

Commentary

When it Comes to Politics, the US and Britain Could Learn From Each Other

Thursday, 16 April 2015

What will the voters get out of these very different political experiences, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute in her latest Washington Post column.

Commentary

The West vs Russia

Friday, 10 April 2015

Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute, participated in a 'Munk Debate' in Toronto, where the speakers made the case for, and against, cooperation between Russia and the West.

Commentary

How to Make the World’s Madmen Think Twice

Thursday, 2 April 2015

The West has forgotten how deterrence has worked in a nuclear world, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum (Washington Post)

Commentary

The Case for Quitting E-mail

Friday, 20 March 2015

Why does anyone think the State Department would have been a safer place to store Hillary Clinton’s email, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (Washington Post)

Events

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security

Friday, 6 March 2015

Veteran reporter and former government advisor Sarah Chayes discussed her new book 'Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security' in a breakfast discussion at the Legatum Institute.

Events

Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Fiona Hill, Director of the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution, discussed the new edition of her book, 'Mr Putin: Operative in the Kremlin'.

Events

Finding What Works: Building Reform Coalitions in Brazil

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Marcus Melo of the Federal University of Pernambuco joined the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum in a discussion that explored post-authoritarian reform in Brazil, and shared insights for countries facing similar development challenges.

Commentary

The Risks of Putting Germany Front and Center in Europe’s Crises

Friday, 20 February 2015

We may regret letting the German chancellor be the key to solving Europe’s looming crises in Greece and Ukraine, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Transitions Forum at the Legatum Institute (​Washington Post​)

Commentary

It's Up To Putin To Make Ukraine Ceasefire Stick

Thursday, 12 February 2015

In conversation with NPR's Robert Siegel, Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum, discusses the details of the Eastern Ukraine ceasefire and its prospects for success.

Commentary

Should Ukraine Be Armed?

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Tim Montgomerie and Anne Applebaum discuss the deteriorating situation in Eastern Ukraine and Britain's foreign policy (​The Times​)

Commentary

Why Britain Must Hold Russia’s Kleptocratic Elite to Account

Friday, 30 January 2015

Alexander Litvinenko’s murder has been treated as a spy story—but it is terrorism, writes Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum (​Financial Times​)

Press Release

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: Corruption and Challenges of Democracy

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Corruption has defeated governments of all stripes in countries across the former communist world. As the people of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova struggle to rebuild their states, what contribution can the West can make?

Events

Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova: Corruption and Challenges of Transition

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine are striving to strengthen the rule of law and democratic accountability within their borders, following their commitment to the EU Association Agreements last year. However, entrenched corruption continues to pose a potent threat to their democratic development. As the people of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova struggle to rebuild their states, what is the contribution the West can make?

Commentary

North Korea’s Incomprehensible Regime

Monday, 5 January 2015

The United States has sanctioned Pyongyang for hacking Sony. What about its responsibility for killing millions of people, asks Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.

Events

Using the Word “Genocide”: How to Fight Genocide Denial Without Infringing Free Speech

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

To mark the launch of his new book 'An Inconvenient Genocide: Who Now Remembers the Armenians?', the Legatum Institute’s Transitions Forum hosted Geoffrey Robertson QC, in conversation with Anne Applebaum, for a discussion on the politics of genocide and how to prevent the worst of all crimes.

Events

Let There Be Speech: Can Rwanda Reform Itself?

Monday, 17 November 2014

The Legatum Institute launched a new-case study 'Let There Be Speech: Reforming the Media in Rwanda' examining the media reforms made by that country’s leaders from 2010 onwards.

Events

The Menace of Unreality: Combatting Russian Disinformation in the 21st Century

Thursday, 30 October 2014

This livestreamed panel examined how Russia’s extensive disinformation campaign undermines Western democracy.

Events

Looting Ukraine: the East, the West, and the Corruption of a Country

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The Legatum Institute, in association with the Institute of Modern Russia, launched 'Looting Ukraine: How East and West Teamed up to Steal a Country', a new case-study by Oliver Bullough examining the endemic corruption that prevents Ukraine's transition-and that the West colludes in.

Events

Revolutionary Tactics: From Georgia to Ukraine?

Monday, 23 June 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion to launch a new 'Transitions Forum' case study on police and judicial reform in Georgia. Panellists included the report's author, Peter Pomerantsev, human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, and Giorgi Badridze, Senior Fellow, Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies. The discussion was moderated by Anne Applebaum, Director of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.

Events

The Democratic Alternative From the South: India, Brazil, and South Africa (American Enterprise Institute)

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Hosted by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, DC, this panel will present the findings of 'Democracy Works', a project which aims to refresh the development debate and inject the voice of democratic countries from the South, with a focus on India, Brazil, and South Africa.

Events

The Democratic Alternative: Democracy Works Launch (National Endowment for Democracy)

Monday, 19 May 2014

Hosted by the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, this panel will present the findings of 'Democracy Works', a project which aims to refresh the development debate and inject the voice of democratic countries from the South, with a focus on India, Brazil, and South Africa.

Events

The Democratic Alternative: India, Brazil and South Africa (LSE IDEAS)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Hosted by LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics, this panel will present the findings of 'Democracy Works', a project which aims to refresh the development debate and inject the voice of democratic countries from the South, with a focus on India, Brazil, and South Africa.

Events

The Democratic Alternative From the South: India, Brazil, South Africa

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Over the course of two weeks, the Legatum Institute and its partners launched 'The Democratic Alternative from the South', the final report of the Democracy Works project, with a series of public events and seminars in London and Washington, DC. 

Events

They Chose Freedom: The Story of Soviet Dissidents

Monday, 24 March 2014

In association with the Institute of Modern Russia, the Legatum Institute hosted a screening of 'They Chose Freedom', a documentary film on the history of the Soviet dissident movement, written and produced by Russian historian and television journalist Vladimir V. Kara-Murza. He was joined in conversation by Vladimir Bukovsky, a former Soviet dissident.

Events

The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence

Friday, 28 February 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted the International Justice Mission (IJM) for a discussion and pre-launch of a new book authored by Gary Haugen, Founder and CEO of IJM, and Victor Boutros, Federal Prosecutor for the US Department of Justice.

News

Anne Applebaum Ranked 27th on 2013 Global Thought Leaders List

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

The Legatum Institute's Director of Global Transitions, Anne Applebaum, has been included on the Gottlieb Duttweiler Institute's 2013 'Global Thought Leaders' list.

Events

Reforming Libya’s Financial Sector, and the Politics That Go With It

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

To mark the launch of its 'Transitions Forum' paper on “Libya in Transition: Reforming the financial sector to spur economic growth”, the Legatum Institute, in partnership with Brehon Advisory, hosted a livestreamed panel discussion with Mark Dempsey, Dr Fatima Hamroush and Mary Fitzgerald.

Events

Thinking Through a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development in West Asia – North Africa

Thursday, 14 November 2013

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host the West Asia – North Africa (WANA) Forum chaired by His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal for a private roundtable discussion about the concept of a Regional Bank for Reconstruction and Development (RBRD) in the WANA region.

Events

Russia: A Postmodern Dictatorship? (London)

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

A discussion and livestream to introduce the first in a series of papers commissioned jointly by the Legatum Institute and Institute of Modern Russia to analyse the challenges of transition in the former Soviet Union, with Pavel Khodorkovsky, Peter Pomerantsev and Anne Applebaum.

Events

Strange Rebels: 1979 and the Birth of the 21st Century

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Author, veteran journalist and 'Democracy Lab' Editor, Christian Caryl, discussed his new book which shows how the world we live in today—and the problems that plague it—began to take shape in the pivotal year of 1979.

Events

The Future of Iran: Economic Reform

Monday, 23 September 2013

Leading Iranian economists discuss the future of economic reform in Iran at the Legatum Institute's latest 'The Future of Iran' workshop.

Events

Transitions in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

How can the Euro-Atlantic community protect democratic development in the new EU states and the Balkans while confronting aggressive authoritarianism further east? In conversation with 'The Economist's' Edward Lucas, representatives from Washington DC-based Freedom House presented their annual publication, 'Nations in Transit'.

Events

Lessons from Afghanistan

Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Former ambassadors to Afghanistan Jean d’Amécourt and Mark Sedwill discussed lessons learned from the French and British experience and how they apply to transitions elsewhere in the world.

Commentary

Polish Orphans Provide Unlikely Lessons in Thriving

Friday, 17 May 2013

In October 1944, 750 Polish orphans were sent to a refugee camp in Pahiatua, New Zealand while they waited for the war to end. Legatum Institute Director of the Transitions Forum, Anne Applebaum, shares their story (Washington Post)

News

Democracy Works: South Africa Workshop

Monday, 18 March 2013

The Legatum Institute and its partner think tanks held the second workshop of the ‘Democracy Works', this time in Johannesburg, South Africa.

News

Democracy Works: India Workshop

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

The Legatum Institute and its partner think tanks held the first workshop of the 'Democracy Works', a series of conferences and papers exploring the relationship between democracy and development. 

Events

The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions

Friday, 18 January 2013

A conversation with the former finance minister of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, on why tackling economic questions is essential for transitioning countries. He will share experiences from the past, and reflect on how they can help prepare for present and future challenges.

Events

The Libya Media Wiki: Snapshot of a Country in Transition

Friday, 23 November 2012

An event to launch the newly established Libya Media Wiki, a joint initiative between the Legatum Institute and the Rashad Foundation.

News

Introducing the Libya Media Wiki - Snapshot of a Country in Transition

Friday, 23 November 2012

The Legatum Institute hosted a debate about the future of the Libyan media, and officially launched the English version of the Libya Media Wiki, www.libyamediawiki.com.

Events

The Future of Iran - Educational Reform: Workshop Details

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Legatum Institute will host a workshop on educational reform in Iran as part of its The Future of Iran series. The series is designed to encourage Iranians to begin thinking about the challenges they will face if, or when, they suddenly find themselves in a position to carry out major political, social and economic reforms.

News

What Next for Syria?

Thursday, 8 November 2012

The Legatum Institute hosted a live webcast and panel discussion with Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan and Clare Lockhart, who worked with him on the 2001 Bonn Agreement and later on the Afghan transition.

News

Preparing for a Syrian Transition

Monday, 1 October 2012

Leading experts discuss what’s next for Syria as the country is at an impasse.

News

“A Powerhouse for Future Intellectual Debate”

Thursday, 30 August 2012

At the Legatum Institute’s inaugural Summer School, a select group of accomplished young professionals and a world-class faculty explored “What Makes Civilizations Flourish, And Fail?” through a prism of history, culture, arts, and science.

Events

Russia After the Elections and Where Now for the Opposition?

Monday, 18 June 2012

Three of Russia’s most high profile opposition leaders discuss Russian politics, corruption, and the role of the West.

News

“We want to force the authorities and elites out of their comfort zones”

Monday, 18 June 2012

Three of Russia’s most high profile opposition leaders discuss Russian politics, corruption, and the role of the West.

News

Summer School Class of 2012 Announced

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Finalists were selected from hundreds of global applicants based on professional accomplishments and a commitment to exploring cross-disciplinary solutions to current global challenges.

Events

Russia After The Election: Do Svidaniya Mr Putin?

Monday, 19 March 2012

'Deception: Spies, Lies and How Russia Dupes the West'Edward Lucas launches his new book at the Legatum Institute.