Political Reform Movements

  • Report

    Report

    History of Egyptian Grassroots Political Reform Movement Provides Insight Into Reform Efforts

    The Kefaya Movement, an indigenous effort for political reform organized in Egypt, provides policymakers with an example of the challenges grassroots organizations in the Arab world face as they try to implement democracy and political reform. In late 2004, Kefaya was able to mobilize wide segments of Egyptian society.

    Oct 26, 2008

  • News Release

    News Release

    New RAND Book Provides Unique View Into Jihadist Mind

    David Aaron, a veteran U.S. diplomat and director of the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, has compiled a wide range of writings by Islamic terrorists that offer an unusual window into their mentality. The book, "In Their Own Words: Voices of Jihad," is a virtual encyclopedia of jihadist rhetoric written by the terrorists themselves.

    Oct 15, 2008

  • News Release

    News Release

    Political Reform in the Arab World is a Mixed Bag in Confronting Terrorism

    Democratic political reforms can marginalize extremists and undermine support for political violence, but cosmetic reforms and backtracking on democratization can exacerbate the risk of terrorism.

    Sep 24, 2008

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Good Morning, Syria! – Time to Revisit Our Axis of Evil List?

    The time may come to start contemplating whether Syria might follow the example of Libya and make its way off the axis of evil, write Cheryl Benard and Ed O'Connell.

    Apr 22, 2008

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    In Ukraine, Four Steps to Democracy

    In Ukraine, Four Steps to Democracy, in Washingtonpost.com.

    Jun 28, 2007

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Ukraine's New Politics

    Published commentary by RAND staff: Ukraine's New Politics, in United Press International.

    Apr 8, 2006

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration

    Published commentary by RAND staff: The Challenge of Ukraine's European Integration in United Press International.

    Dec 13, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Western Strategy for Ukraine

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Feb 10, 2005

  • Report

    Report

    Poland in Crisis

    This RAND Note analyzes the rise of the Solidarity trade union in Poland, its suppression by martial law, and the effect on Soviet interests in Eastern Europe.

    Jan 1, 1982

  • Report

    Report

    Latin American Student Radicalism: A Different Type of Struggle

    A review of Latin America's Student Reform Movement. Revolting at mediocre education brought on by the domination of a few large, penurious universities, students have aimed at participation in Latin American university administration since 1918.

    Jan 1, 1968

  • Report

    Report

    The Politics of Social Change in the Middle East and North Africa

    An attempt to analyze the cause and character of a profound revolution taking place from Morocco to Pakistan. Examines the forces, groups, ideas, and institutions now in motion.

    Jan 1, 1963

  • Report

    Report

    The Lao Elite: A Study of Tradition and Innovation

    An attempt to define the Lao elite and to show their relationship to other groups in the population. The study discusses the various pressures for change and points of friction.

    Jan 1, 1960

  • People

    People

    Rushil Zutshi

    Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in energy science, technology and policy, Carnegie Mellon University; B.Tech. in electrical and electronics engineering, VIT University, India