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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'.

News

Tunisia: In Sun and Shadow—A Special Report

Monday, 8 August 2016

It's the country often billed as the sole success story of the Arab Spring—but five years on, the reality is far more fraught. This week, Democracy Lab—a Legatum Institute project with Foreign Policy magazine—has launched a series of case studies that look at why Tunisians are still struggling to make sense of their revolution.

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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 New Nationalism: Eastern Europe Turns Right

Thursday, 18 February 2016

The young democracies of central Europe are threatened by their leaders, writes Peter Pomerantsev, Senior Fellow and Anton Shekhovtsov, Legatum Fellow (Prospect magazine)

Events

Watching them Watching Us: China and the West

Thursday, 21 January 2016

The Legatum Institute’s Prosperity Index and Transitions Forum co-hosted a panel discussion that analysed the difference between the Chinese and western evaluations of China's political system, and Chinese political communication, both domestic and international.

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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.

Publications

Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Anton Shekhovtsov, Legatum Institute Visiting Senior Fellow, is the author of a new paper that seeks to identify patterns of illiberalism across countries in Central Europe, and offers recommendations for how to reverse these trends.

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)

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

2015 Burma Elections

Monday, 9 November 2015

Aung San Suu Kyi has been the face of Burma's pro-democracy opposition for more than 20 years—5 of them spent in detention. Today, her party looks set for a landslide victory in the country's historic 2015 elections. Christian Caryl, Democracy Lab editor and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow, is in Rangoon to find out how people feel towards Suu Kyi today.

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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

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)


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

Thunder on the Right

Friday, 4 September 2015

Ukraine's far right is armed and angry. Can it be contained? Legatum Institute Senior Visiting Fellow, Anton Shekhovtsov, participated in a RFE/RL podcast on whether nationalist groups are out of control and risk becoming a mortal threat to the country's pro-Western authorities' efforts to establish a cohesive state and a functioning democracy.

Commentary

Burma’s Moment of Truth

Monday, 27 July 2015

Burma's nascent democracy is in deep trouble—and it's time for the US to get off the fence, writes Christian Caryl, editor of Democracy Lab and Legatum Institute Senior Fellow.

Commentary

To Cope with Terror, Tunisia Needs More Democracy

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Citizenship as an inclusive project that gives hope through shared struggle is a powerful vaccine against violent ideology, writes Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Fellow at the Legatum Institute (Middle East Eye)

Publications

Integrity Gets Great Ratings

Thursday, 9 July 2015

How Nepalese people harnessed the power of reality TV to strike a blow against corruption. Blair Glencorse and Suman Parajuli are the authors of the third case study in the Transitions Forum series, 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work'.


Publications

Calling in Against Corruption

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

A Pakistani official set out to prevent bureaucrats from demanding bribes for providing basic public services. The solution: citizen feedback through mobile phones. Mohammad Omar Masud is the author of the second case study in the Transitions Forum's 'Curbing Corruption: Ideas That Work' series.

Commentary

Old Political Habits in Tunisia

Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Contentious politics in a strong, empowered parliament could help Tunisia prevent the consolidation of political power in the executive branch, writes Fadil Aliriza, Visiting Senior Fellow to the Legatum Institute's Transitions Forum.

Commentary

Why Technology Hasn’t Delivered More Democracy

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

New technologies offer important tools for empowerment—yet democracy is stagnating, writes Thomas Carothers for Democracy Lab.

Commentary

Why Soccer’s Strongman Is a Bad Role Model for the World

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

FIFA's imperious president, Sepp Blatter, is poised to win a fifth term using the playbook of the world’s slickest dictators—the latest from Democracy Lab

Commentary

Asia’s Big Democracies Are Drowning in Campaign Cash

Monday, 27 April 2015

Democracy celebrated a high point last year when a combined 700 million people in India and Indonesia cast their votes in national elections. Now, as the two countries' new leaders approach the end of their first year in office, many are asking what has come of their anti-corruption promises.


Events

Burma’s Transition: Moving Forward or Stepping Back?

Friday, 24 April 2015

As Burma gears up for a general election later this year, Min Zin, Legatum Fellow and Democracy Lab blogger, discussed the country's democratic progress at a Legatum Institute breakfast.

Publications

India 2015: Towards Economic Transformation

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Rajiv Kumar of the Pahle India Foundation is the author of a new Transitions Forum paper which examines whether India's developing democracy can achieve rapid economic reform.

Events

India 2015: Towards Economic Transformation

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Hosted at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC, Rajiv Kumar, Indian economist and former government adviser, launched his new Transitions Forum paper, which examines whether India's developing democracy can achieve rapid economic reform.

Events

Blueprint for Revolution

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Self-confessed “rock kid who turned to a life of activism”, Srdja Popovic, led a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute on how nonviolent movements can bring about democratic transitions and revolutions.

Commentary

Southeast Asia's Democracy Downer

Monday, 23 March 2015

And you thought the Arab Spring was disappointing.

Commentary

Today, Tunisia Is Tested

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

 

Commentary

Rolling Up the Welcome Mat

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

 

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

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.

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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

What the Ukrainian Public Really Thinks: A Conversation with Ambassador Mark Green

Friday, 11 April 2014

Speaking at a private breakfast at the Legatum Institute, Ambassador Mark Green, President of the International Republican Institute (IRI), discussed the results of the IRI’s latest Ukrainian opinion polls, ethno-linguistic relations between the country’s Russian—and Ukrainian—speakers, the role of the Ukrainian (social) media, and the memories on display in Maidan Square.

Events

The Era of Democratic Transition

Monday, 24 February 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host Marc F. Plattner, Co-Editor of 'Journal of Democracy' and Vice-President for Research and Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy, for a lunch discussion on the recent history of global transitions, from the beginning of the ‘Third Wave’ of European transitions up until the present day.

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The Role of Economics in Democratic Transitions: The Case of Burma

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's Transitions Lecture Series with the National Endowment for Democracy and World Affairs, former FT journalist and Bangkok-based scholar Gwen Robinson discussed the case of Burma, where the political transition and economic reconstruction are closely entwined.

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The Middle East’s Path to Democracy

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

In a discussion at the Legatum Institute Josh Muravchik, Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies, presented and discussed ideas from his latest book, 'The Next Founders: Voices of Democracy in the Middle East'.

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'.

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. 

News

Democracy Lab Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Friday, 1 February 2013

Editor Christian Caryl reviews the first twelve months in the Legatum Institute-Foreign Policy joint venture.

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.

News

"Conflict and transition are both manifestations of failed politics"

Friday, 18 January 2013

At an event in Washington, D.C, former finance minister of Afghanistan, Dr Ashraf Ghani, discussed why tackling economic questions is essential for transitioning countries. He shared his experiences from the past and reflected on how they can help prepare for present and future challenges.

News

“South Africa needs to get its act together”

Friday, 7 December 2012

South Africa today is a country beset with challenges – a ruling party in disarray, sluggish economic growth, growing corruption. Is the ANC in terminal decline? Why is South Africa struggling to manage its global brand? Ann Bernstein, executive director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa, gave a talk at the Legatum Institute to answer some of these questions.

News

After the US Election: Democracy Challenges

Monday, 26 November 2012

Carl Gershman, President of the National Endowment for Democracy, believes the strength of the West is crucial in reinforcing the strength of democracy.

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

A Renaissance for the Islamic World?

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Vali Nasr looks at the potential rejuvenation for the Islamic civilization and suggests the key to success could be through creating economic relationships on a global scale.

News

Can America Outwit Decline?

Friday, 3 August 2012

Robert Kagan considers if America can outwit decline and questions the constant commentary that the US can no longer do what it wants to do in the world. Well, compared to when?

News

Democracy in Decline in Central and Eastern Europe

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Freedom House 'Nations in Transit 2012' report exposes worrying trends for democratic development across Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

News

The Debt Threat to Democracy: Part II

Monday, 28 May 2012

Tim Leunig argues that a democracy that works well will deliver sensible debt limits by consent, just as it will deliver sensible policies in a range of other policy areas.

News

The Debt Threat to Democracy: Part I

Monday, 21 May 2012

Christopher DeMuth argues that debt has become a means of pleasing and placating voters while avoiding democratic accountability.

Events

Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

Friday, 13 January 2012

Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois, visited the Legatum Institute for a discussion of her book 'Bourgeois Dignity—Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World'.

Events

Kenneth Minogue and The Servile Mind

Thursday, 1 December 2011

The Legatum Institute hosted author Kenneth Minogue for a discussion on his book The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life.

News

Five Lessons for Nations in Transition

Saturday, 5 March 2011

The Legatum Institute and Foreign Policy magazine hosted the former President of South Africa F.W. De Klerk for the launch of "Democracy Lab", a website that reports on political and economic transitions around the world.