A New Chance for Georgian Democracy

January 2013

In October 2012, Georgia’s government lost power in an election, and peacefully stepped aside. But can a country with Georgia’s troubled history capitalize on this surprising achievement?

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Putinism Under Siege: Implosion, Atrophy, or Revolution?

July 2012

A newly awakened Russia is now asking of series of questions, such as how to transform the current system and who will be the actors to lead the transformation.

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Putinism Under Siege: An Autopsy of Managed Democracy

July 2012

Although they have quieted down as quickly as they flared up, the clamorous protests that followed the dishonest Russian legislative elections in December 2011 have essentially destroyed Putin’s regime, the infamous “managed democracy.” 

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Putinism Under Siege: The Strange Alliance of Democrats and Nationalists

July 2012

One of the most striking and unexpected features of the recent demonstrations in Russia was the partnership of liberals and nationalists in the ranks of the protesters.

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Putinism Under Siege: Can There Be a Color Revolution?

July 2012

The recent protests in Russia raise the question of whether the Putin regime could fall to a “color” or electoral revolution like those that have ousted other autocratic regimes in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia over the past decade and a half. 

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