Putinism Under Siege: The Protesters and the Public

July 2012

After the December 2011 State Duma elections, the Russian opposition and civil society quickly launched large protest rallies in response to electoral fraud. 

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Hungary’s Illiberal Turn: How Things Went Wrong

July 2012

How has Hungary, initially seen as a leading postcommunist success story, fallen into its current troubles?

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Hungary’s Illiberal Turn: Disabling the Constitution

July 2012

In Hungary’s 2010 general elections, Fidesz won 68 percent of the seats in parliament—allowing it to impose a wholly new constitutional order.

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Hungary’s Illiberal Turn: Can Outsiders Help?

July 2012

Can outside actors help Hungarians to loosen Fidesz’s centralized grip on all of their country’s governing institutions?

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How Poland Promotes Democracy

April 2012

Among a new generation of international democracy promoters—often former recipients of democracy assistance themselves—Poland stands out. Its efforts, though mostly in its own neighborhood, show the importance of combining direct assistance with quiet diplomacy.

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