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Welcome to IDEE's archived web site. This site ( is the original web page of IDEE and contains posts from 1998-2014, including all of its activity reports, descriptions of programs, publications and articles,
country resource pages, and a photogallery. It was last updated November 8, 2014. For all current posts, including for IDEE's "25 Years After 1989-91: Reflections on Unfinished Revoulitions" project, see its new web site The site will also host newly digitalized publications and materials from IDEE's archives being deposited at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.
New Items
25 Years After the 1989 Revolutions: Time for Reflection on Unfinished Business
An IDEE Seminar
    Statement, Program, Themes (link)
    List of Participants and Biographical Profiles (link)
Miljenko Dereta, In Memoriam (link)

New and Recommended Items
      Dances with Dictators: General Jaruzelski's Revisionists by Eric Chenoweth (World Affairs, Sept. 2014)
      Democracy's Champion: Albert Shanker and the International Impact of the American Federation of Teachers (link)
      Can Solidarity Rebound by Eric Chenoweth (November 7, 2013, Albert Shanker Institute Blog)
      An Allegory in Court by Eric Chenoweth (MSWord, PDF)
      AFL-CIO  Support for Solidarity: Political, Moral, Financial by Eric Chenoweth (synopsis / original presentation)
               (Revised article is
printed in American Labor's Global Ambassadors: Palgrave-McMillan Press: 2013, New York.)
      Wilk chce pilnować owiec: commentary by Irena Lasota in Rzeszpospolita (March 2, 2014)
      From the Archives: Debate Between Tom Kahn and Norman Podhoretz on Poland: March 1981

Crimea Crisis
      Appeal to President Obama and the American People from Refat Chubarov, Chairman of the Mejlis (March 11, 2014)
      Putin Unable to Persuade Mustafa Jemilev (March 12, 2014)
      Putin's Failure in Crimea by Paul Goble (Window on Eurasia, March 12, 2014)
      Crimean Tatars Brace for Russian Annexation (Washington Post, March 12, 2014)
      Crimean Tatar Homes Marked By Russian Gangs (World Bulletin, March 11, 2014)
      The Biggest Victims of Today's Events:
Crimean Tatars (Slate, March 1, 2014

       Dueling Narratives: Storytelling and Spin in Georgia by Lincoln Mitchell (Sept/Oct. 2013, World Affairs)
Georgia 2012 Special Election Page (full)
       IDEE Election Monitoring Mission Section and Pre-Election Reports (link)
       Georgia News and Documents (Archives)
       The Perils of Content with Azerbaijan: Is Status Quo Sustainable? (Azerbaijani Americans for Democracy Conference)
                   Presentations by Irena Lasota, Rasul Jafarov, Elmar Chakhtakhtinski, and Gorkmaz Asgarov (Video: November 7, 2013)
       Azerbaijaini Blogger Sentenced to Nine Years (November 13, 2013, IRFS)
       Human Rights Watch: Release Critics (November 4, 2013)
       Azeri Report (link)
       Azerbaijan News and Documents (Archives)

       [New] Viva Belarus, a film by Krzysztof Lukaszewicz and Franislav Viacorka (link) (RFE/RL)
       [New] Ales Bialiatski Receives Council of Europe's Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize (October 10,  2013, FIDH; Sept. 30., PACE)
[New] Ales Bialiatski Receives $2 a month for 6 Days' Work-Week (November 12, 2013, FIDH)
Take Action: Free Ales Bialiatski Campaign (link)
       Who Is Ales Bialiatski (link)
       Civil Rights Defenders: Ales Bialiatski
       Belarus News and Documents (Archives)

        Blogs: Generation Y by Yoani Sánchez and Crossing the Barbed Wire by Luis Felipe Rojas
        Programs: Democracy for Cuba
        Cuba News and Documents (Archives)

Articles, Documents & Special Items
       Centers for Pluralism Program
       IDEE Articles, Documents, and Publication

Liquidation of Foundation IDEE in Warsaw: 2002-03 (Eng/Pol/Rus)

Institute for Democracy in Eastern Europe (IDEE)
1718 M Street, NW · No. 147 · Washington, D.C. 20036
Tel:  (202) 361-9346 · E-mail:
Eric Chenoweth and Irena Lasota, Directors

Updated November 8, 2014