January 2009

Volume 20, Issue 1

Can Cuba Change?

Debating the Color Revolutions


Is Democracy Possible?

While the belief in democracy has spread around the world, it has begun to crumble in some of the West’s finest academic institutions.

Election Watch

Reports on recent elections in Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Guinea-Bissau, Lithuania, the Maldives, Romania, Rwanda, Slovenia, Swaziland, Vanuatu, and Zambia.

Documents on Democracy

Excerpts from the farewell speech delivered by the Maldives' outgoing president of thirty years as well as passages from the new executive's November 11 inaugural address.   Excerpts from Paraguayan president Fernando Lugo's 15 August 2008 inaugural address.   Excerpts from several tributes delivered at an 11 September 2008 memorial service honoring Bronislaw Geremek, a…