How to Help Belarusan Democrats

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The people of Belarus continue to protest the blatant stealing of another election by Alexander Lukashenka and his regime’s harsh repression. As it has done for more than 30 years, the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE) stands in solidarity with the people of Belarus and calls on all democratic governments, legislatures and […]

By |August 21st, 2020|Belarus, Centers for Pluralism, Democracy, Eastern Europe, IDEE|

Miljenko Dereta: Idealist and Fighter for Democratic Serbia

Opening Remarks: Eric Chenoweth, Co-Director, Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe
Public Memorial Meeting on the Anniversary of Miljenko Dereta’s Death
Organized by Civic Initiatives / November 23, 2015


By |December 2nd, 2015|Centers for Pluralism, Eric Chenoweth, Unfinished Revolutions|

An Allegory in Court

By Eric Chenoweth

I testified in a Polish court recently. That in itself is not unusual. I saw many people in the hallways of the administrative court building waiting to testify in various proceedings. But my testimony was unusual. I am an American, living in New York, without any claims of […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Centers for Pluralism, Eric Chenoweth, IDEE, Poland|

Common Elements of Successful Opposition to Communism in Eastern Europe

By Eric Chenoweth and Irena Lasota

The following essay was written in 1999 as one of several Democracy Pamphlets, which were prepared as a series and translated into Spanish for distribution in Cuba for the Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe’s Democracy for Cuba program. Other Democracy Pamphlets in English are available at IDEE’s original web site (see Cuba Democracy Pamphlets).


By |July 9th, 1999|Centers for Pluralism, Communism, Eric Chenoweth, Irena Lasota|