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How Democracy Is Losing Ground in Southeast Asia

And you thought the Arab Spring was disappointing.

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Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, March 23, 2015

To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Brian Klaas looks at the impact of last week’s terrorist ...

Argument

Today, Tunisia Is Tested

Can the country that has been the Arab Spring’s success story maintain national unity and avoid repression after today’s deadly attack?

Transitions

Burma Takes a Big Step Backwards

The latest crackdown on Burma's student protest movement shows that senior military leaders are having second thoughts about the shift toward democracy.

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Delhi’s New Chief Minister Wants to Radically Democratize Public Spending. Can It Work?

Letting the people dictate the budget is unprecedented for Delhi, but it draws on a quarter-century of other "participatory budgeting" programs in India and around the world.

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Remembering Boris Nemtsov and His Dream of a Free Russia

With every passing year, the Putin regime engages in thuggish acts that turn the once-unthinkable into dreadful new norms. To cite just a few examples, ...

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From China, Love and Hate for Common’s Oscar Speech

The recording artist's nod to Hong Kong protesters set off a social-media flame war.

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