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The Armenian government is sending mixed signals to Brussels by joining the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) in 2014 and proposing an Anti- NGO Law in 2015. As Armenia and the EU commenced policies under the umbrella of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in 2006, this provided the EU with the possibility to more cautiously control the democratizations processes in Armenia. However, as of the time of writing, the EU seems to not have any influence on developments on the ground.read more »
This EDP wire contribution presents an excerpt from Dr. Daniel Warner’s article “Democracy Promotion from 1989 to Vladimir Putin’s 2015 UN Speech: The Interrelationship of Democracy and Democracy Promotion”.read more »
In this extract from her recent article from ORIENT, Annika puts recent US democracy promotion policy towards Egypt in the larger perspective of US foreign policy towards the MENA region.read more »
A critical NGO receives a letter from the tax office, indicating that its public-benefit status has been revoked on the grounds of its involvement in political activities. After a court has reviewed and closed the case in favor of the NGO, the central government intervenes, insisting that the judgment should be reviewed.read more »
Johannes Gerschewski and Alex Dukalskis have edited a special issue of “Contemporary Politics” on the topic “Legitimation in Autocracies” to push forward the debate about a factor that has gone almost unnoticed by the recent wave of comparative authoritarianism: autocratic legitimation.read more »