Debating the Color Revolutions: Popular Autocrats

January 2009

Levels of regime strength and links to the West help to explain authoritarian breakdown, but the ruler’s popularity also matters.

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Georgia's Year of Turmoil

October 2008

A domestic political crisis began brewing in Georgia long before the current conflict with Russia. Since the Rose Revolution, the country has been troubled by flawed elections, a “superpresidency,” and a malleable constitution.

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