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International Democracy Originals
This International Democracy Originals archive has all of our original articles about the global struggle for free and fair elections, not including the original work of our our DC Authors. Articles in this International Democracy Originals archive were put together by the DC editing team as part of our daily curation of pro-democracy news from around the web. Be sure to also check out our main section on World Democracy as well.
Vladimir Putin’s Four Elections: The Story the Data Tells
An analyst gathered data from a variety of sources to reveal the depth of government election manipulation in Russia
VIDEO: Democracy and Islamism in Egypt
How will Egypt deal with its deficit of democracy? How will Islam and islamism influence any future democracy?
VIDEO: The impact and meaning of the 2018 Iranian Protests
Iranian protests have continued at a low level for months after flaring up following a policy missteps on the economy
VIDEO: International Voting Rights and the Rule of Law
A panel discussion about the development and importance of international voting rights and the rule of law
VIDEO: Female Political Representation Under Authoritarianism
An event was held to discuss the impact of dictatorship on women, particularly in the Middle East
VIDEO: Can oil revenue be harnessed to strengthen Iraqi democracy?
Potential benefits of Iraq’s vast oil and gas wealth and how they can be used to buttress the nascent democracy
VIDEO: The unique challenges facing Central European democracy
The dynamics underscoring rise in authoritarian right wing politics in Hungary and Central Europe more generally
VIDEO: What the Boris Nemtsov story says about Russian politics
Event covers the release of a critically important new book on the life and murder that is the Boris Nemtsov story
VIDEO: India’s Democratic Journey 70 Years Since Independence
The end of the British Empire in Indian was one of the planet’s most transformational events since World War II