Zuzana Caputova, Slovakia’s first female president-elect, shows that Central Europe’s populist trend is not unstoppable.
Russia and Eastern Europe
Varol's analysis of "stealth authoritarianism" is highly relevant to modern Russia, whose electoral system displays several key behaviors discussed in his essay.
Earlier this year, Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz was stabbed at a charity concert. His death highlights the dangers of the hateful rhetoric that proliferates on the Polish right.
Understanding Ukrainian democratic transitions and its outcomes, whether consolidation or otherwise, requires an appreciation of the almost inseparable impact of Moscow on Ukrainian political development and national identity.
Days of sustained street protests against Serzh Sargasyan's attempt to maintain power in Armenia lead to his resignation.
As the presidency of Vučić unfurls, the future for Serbian democracy remains at risk.
Hungarian democracy may appear to be fine, but in reality, its democracy is being eroded by the powers that be. Kim Scheppele's exploration of the term "Frankenstate" helps to explain how this is possible.
By suppressing key elements of democracy and privatizing state assets, the Kremlin moves further from post-Soviet gleams of democratic transition—sabotaging liberal democratic order both within and beyond Russia's borders.
As Belarus's democratic opposition rallies around the 100th anniversary of independence, Lukashenko's grip on power shows no signs of diminishing.
Protests are a good sign that the people will not be complicit, but only time will tell if the government will listen to its people or continue to undermine democracy.