July 2004

Volume 15, Issue 3

Crafting a Constitution for Afghanistan

As 2004 began, Afghanistan approved a new constitution that represents a key step forward in its political reconstruction. But it is not yet clear whether this new constitution will enable the country to surmount the many challenges that lie ahead.

Russian Democracy in Eclipse

World Religions and Democracy

Election Watch

Reports on recent elections in Algeria, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Georgia, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Macedonia, Malawi, Malaysia, Panama, Philippines, Russia, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan.

News and Notes

Muslim Democrats meet in Istanbul; Islam and Democracy; Arab Reform Bulletin; IDEA Meeting on Democracy in the Arab World; Tyranny: Ancient and Modern; Civil Society and Political Parties; Human Rights in North Korea; Report on NED’s International Forum.