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Catalonia Crisis: Red Flag for Unfulfilled Balkan Agendas; Diagnostic Tool for Democratic Values and Practice in Europe

9 October 2017 — Democratization Policy Council

It has been a rough couple of years for liberal democracy in the West. A romantic nationalist-driven vote for Brexit (which exposed a tragicomic lack of seriousness and planning), the visceral paleo-nativism of Donald Trump, and a series of unprecedented challenges to postwar liberalism in continental Europe have driven those who believed the triumph of democracy was just a question of development and time into retreat. The German election was freighted with continental expectation that a new impetus would follow; French President Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping speech on Europe tapped into this.

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Senior Associate Valery Perry's survey for the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on efforts in Southeastern Europe to prevent/counter violent extremism

14 August 2016

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry recently prepared a survey for the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) on efforts in Southeastern Europe to prevent/counter violent extremism.

Senior Associate Valery Perry to appear at US Congress' Helsinki Committee hearing on May 25

24 May 2016

Dr. Valery Perry will appear along with three other witnesses at 2pm Eastern Daylight Time on Wednesday, May 25 at the Capitol Visitor Center, Room 212-10.

Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization - Exploring the Connections

29 April 2016

DPC Senior Associate Kurt Bassuener participated in the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s 17th annual conference, entitled “Democratization, Authoritarianism, and Radicalization - Exploring the Connections”, held in Washington, D.C. on April 21st.

21st Annual ASN World Convention

21 April 2016

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry, together with Soeren Keil of Canterbury Christ Church University, co-chaired two panels at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of Nationalities on the topic of “The Business of State Capture in the Western Balkans”, April 14-16, 2016.

Letter to the Editor in The Economist

13 February 2016

Valery Perry responds to an article on an increase in Arab investment in and around Sarajevo, noting the lack of transparency and accountability in recent foreign investments.

DPC Advance Preview of the 2015 EC Progress Report for Bosnia and Herzegovina

20 October 2015

DPC Policy Note New Series #11 By Patrick Dick

Senior Associate Toby Vogel interview in Tanjug on Serbia's early parliamentary elections

19 October 2015

In his interview in Tanjug, DPC Senior Associate and co-founder Toby Vogel states that early elections could strengthen Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić’s mandate for the painful reforms required to accelerate the path to EU membership. He cautions these include not only considerable economic restructuring, but also development of normalized relations with Kosovo.

Events, Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans

1 October 2015

DPC Senior Associate Valery Perry participated in the PfP Consortium of Defense Academies and Security Studies Institutes’ conference on Violent Extremism in the Western Balkans, hosted by the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy on September 28-29.