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Ukraine’s Elections Could Turn Violent—This is How to Prevent It

From September to December 2018, USIP conducted an election violence risk assessment to determine conflict dynamics ahead of Ukraine’s 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections. The full assessment report (forthcoming in February 2019) will identify conflict drivers and scenarios for violence. The assessment...

Jonas Claes & Artem Miroshnichenko, USIP

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 02/08/2019

Freedom in the World 2019: Democracy in Retreat

In 2018, Freedom in the World recorded the 13th consecutive year of decline in global freedom. The reversal has spanned a variety of countries in every region, from long-standing democracies like the United States to consolidated authoritarian regimes like China and Russia. The overall...

Freedom House

Evaluation Reports

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 02/07/2019

Learning Summary – Livelihood support and peacebuilding in Somalia

A summary of lessons drawn from the program itself and an external evaluation of the program. It includes the impact of the project, challenges and recommendations as well as reflections from Peace Direct and their partner Social Life and Agricultural Development Organisation...

Peace Direct

Evaluation Reports

Created 02/07/2019

An Analysis of the Use of Social Media in Indonesia and a Social Media Use Needs Assessment for At-Risk Groups

Search for Common Ground Indonesia has recently completed research on social media use and a needs assessment among at risk groups in Indonesia. The research is a component of its 24-month long project aimed at reducing the influence of violent extremist narratives...

Shiva K Dhungana & Nandita Palrecha

Blog, Case Studies

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 01/14/2019

About Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa (2010)

Freedom House’s innovative publication, Women’s Rights in the Middle East and North Africa, analyzes the status of women in the region through the prism of international standards embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The 2005 edition found that despite some...

Sanja Kelly, Freedom House

Analysis, Evaluation Reports

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/22/2018

Nations In Transit Brief: Freeing the Captured State in Macedonia – What Role for EU Accession? (2017)

In spring 2017, a new coalition government formed in Macedonia, ending 10 years of increasingly authoritarian governance under the previous regime. This brief examines the opportunity for undoing state capture in Macedonia, and how the European Union can best help Macedonia take...

Dr. Simonida Kacarska (European Policy Institute) & Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/12/2018

Attacks on the Record: The State of Global Press Freedom (2017-2018)

Press freedom is facing new threats in major democracies as well as in repressive states, where authorities are focusing their efforts on social media and other online platforms after subduing the independence of major print and broadcast outlets. The analysis below—drawn from...

Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/11/2018

Nations In Transition Brief: Hostile Takeover – How Law and Justice Captured Poland’s Courts (2018)

Poland's Law and Justice party has instituted unprecedented changes to the country's legal system, undermining rule of law and separation of powers. The brief details the changes that took place and addresses the dilemma that the EU faces. Click here to read...

Christian Davies & Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/11/2018

Dealing with the New Turkey: Recommendations for US Policy after the Elections (2018)

The victory of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the June 2018 elections has cemented the long-term trend of democratic decline and authoritarian consolidation in Turkey. This consolidation has coincided with, and contributed to, a sharp...

Nate Schenkkan, Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/10/2018

Nations In Transit Brief: Far-right Extremism as a Threat to Ukrainian Democracy (2018)

Far-right extremism represents a threat to the democratic development of Ukrainian society. The brief provides an overview of the activities and influence of the far right, differentiating between groups that express radical ideas but by and large operate within a democratic framework...

Vyacheslav Likhachev & Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/09/2018

Democratic Backsliding in Tunisia: The Case for Renewed International Attention (2018)

Of all the Arab states that experienced popular uprisings and political upheaval in 2011, Tunisia alone navigated the crisis through civil debate, free elections, and constructive negotiations. But Tunisia remains far from consolidating its new democracy and is showing signs of backsliding....

Dokhi Fassihian, Freedom House

Analysis

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/08/2018

About Countries at the Crossroads (2012)

Countries at the Crossroads, published from 2004 to 2012, was an annual analysis of government performance in 70 strategically important countries worldwide that are at a critical crossroads in determining their political future. The in-depth comparative assessments and quantitative ratings—examining government accountability, civil...

Jennifer Howell

Analysis, Evaluation Reports

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 12/08/2018