Explaining Eastern Europe: Czech Democracy Under Pressure

Article
July 2018

Recent electoral victories by a pro-Russian president and a populist prime minister point to an antiestablishment wave in the Czech Republic. Yet strong checks and balances, EU ties, and a different outlook among younger voters may help to safeguard liberal democracy.

Europe Moves Eastward: Consolidating Free Government in the New EU

Article
January 2004

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the involvement of NATO and the EU with their prospective new members has worked strongly in favor of democratic governance in Central and Eastern Europe.