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Since last November, developments in Ukraine have been unfolding at a furious pace—from a “people power” revolution and the ouster of Russia-leaning President Yanukovych, to the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the emergence of armed separatist movements in eastern Ukraine, to the election of a new president at the end of May. “The Maidan and Beyond,” a set of eight essays, addresses various aspects of the crisis.
Also in the July issue, Omar G. Encarnación explains the impact of democracy on gay rights; Journal coeditor Marc Plattner asks whether the era of transitions to democracy is over; and Tarek Masoud reviews Temptations of Power: Islamist and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East by Shadi Hamid.
Democratization and Authoritarianism in the Arab World
The uprisings that swept the Arab world beginning in 2010 toppled four entrenched rulers and seemed to create a political opening in a region long impervious to democratization.
Will China Democratize?
Although China has achieved extraordinary economic success without the CCP regime loosening its authoritarian grip, can the country continue its growth without political reform?
The Maidan and Beyond: Oligarchs, Corruption, and European Integration