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BTI Transformation Insights

22 December 2016

Analysis and research on governance, political regimes and economic policies from the Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Transformation Index (BTI).

 

EU-Russia Sanctions

An Unsteady Deadlock

The European Union and Russia have been locked in an economic struggle over Ukraine for two years. With Donald Trump the next president of the United States, the West’s Russia policy might substantially change – and Europe’s Eastern policy is today more uncertain than ever. read more

 

Illiberal Leaders

No Blank Checks for Europe’s Populists

The populist turn in the West since the global economic crisis and the refugee crisis is undermining Europe’s liberal democratic model. But are illiberal ideals really as popular as they seem? read more

 

Opinion

Duterte’s Plan to Revive Philippine Democracy

The Philippine president is working towards a constitutional amendment in favor of greater federalism and parliamentarism. Could this empower the country’s citizenry and strengthen democracy? And how does it fit in with Duterte’s controversial policies against drugs and crime? read more

 

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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