It is clear that the role of the Chinese media has changed dramatically from the days when it functioned strictly as an ideological Party mouthpiece and government cheerleader. At the same time, its evolutionary trajectory remains unclear.
Michael McFaul discusses political developments in Russia and the prospects of democracy under Putin.
David Hoffman discusses his new book on Russia's oligarchs and the country's transition in the 1990s.
Democracy Promotion and Conflict Prevention Roundtable
Roundtable with Larry Garber at the Carnegie Endowment
Thomas Carothers presents a critique of the framework that the U.S. and the international community uses to understand and intervene in processes of democratic transition around the world.