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BTI Transformation Insights

8 August 2019

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


Uzbekistan’s Vote

Reforms Underway, but Democracy Still out of Reach

Uzbekistan has remained a one-party state even though parliamentary elections are slated for late 2019 or early 2020. But will President Shavkat Mirziyoyev extend his series of tentative reforms? read more


Algerian Politics

The Closing Window for Change

For more than four months protesters in Algeria have been urging a clean-up of the country’s politics and a new constitution. But how realistic is change given the military’s iron grip on power? read more


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Concrete Walls, Trade Barriers and Firewalls

Recently built hard border fortifications across the globe, the reintroduction of trade barriers and Internet censorship are just three types of "new walls" in an increasingly interconnected world. What has become of the hope for freedom in a borderless world, thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall?


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