Political Movements and Protests

Op-Ed

To the Victors Go the Foils

Author: Richard N. Haass
Project Syndicate

Richard N. Haass says that seemingly different nations with elections and political transitions in the coming months possess common internal challenges–a loss of economic and physical autonomy, the diffusion of information technology, and slower growth against a backdrop of larger and older populations–that will make more difficult the task of generating global consensus on how to meet threats beyond borders.

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The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Speaker: Hernando de Soto
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Speaker

Hernando de Soto, President of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, which advises heads of state and governments worldwide; Author, The Other Path: The Invisible Revolution in the Third World and The Mystery of Capital: Why Capitalism Triumphs in the West and Fails Everywhere Else

Presider

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, Council on Foreign Relations

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The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring

Speaker: Hernando de Soto
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit, contributed to the Arab uprisings.

This meeting is cosponsored with CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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The Economic Roots of the Arab Spring (Audio)

Speaker: Hernando de Soto
Presider: Isobel Coleman

Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy, discusses how economic factors, including formal and informal markets, property rights, entrepreneurship, and access to credit, contributed to the Arab uprisings.

This meeting is cosponsored with CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative.

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Russia: Politics, Protests and the Presidential Election

Speakers: Leon Aron, Stephen Sestanovich, and Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr.
Presider: Fred Hiatt

Ahead of the Russian presidential elections on March 4, Leon Aron, Vladimir Kara-Murza Jr., and Stephen Sestanovich assess recent demonstrations of public discontent in the Russian streets and discuss the future of the country, its leaders, and U.S.-Russia relations.

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