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is a leading authority on democracy promotion and democratization worldwide as well as an expert on U.S. foreign policy generally. He is the founder and codirector of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project, a research endeavor that analyzes the state of democracy in the world and the efforts by the United States and other countries to promote democracy. In addition, he has broad experience in matters dealing with human rights, international law, foreign aid, Rule of Law, civil society development, Latin America policy, and East European politics.



He is the author of three critically-acclaimed books on democracy promotion as well as many articles in prominent journals and newspapers. He is adjunct professor at the Central European University in Budapest and serves on the board of various organizations devoted to democracy promotion.



Prior to joining the Endowment, Carothers practiced international and financial law at Arnold & Porter and served as an attorney- adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the U.S. Department of State.

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“India is showing some signs of polarization and illiberal populism, but the more encouraging story in India is one of strong activism and society pushing back – often successfully – against the forces that would restrict rights like freedom of expression,” says Thomas Carothers, an expert on democracy ...
The U.S. response to Russian meddling in the 2016 election has been extraordinarily weak. Not only that, it has been accompanied by an attitude of “whataboutism” on the part of some Americans—the relativistic view that the United States has little ground to complain about Russia's actions given its own ...

The following are excerpts from Episode 30, “Freedom in Retreat,” with guests Sarah Repucci (Freedom House), Thomas Carothers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) and Rosarie Tucci (U.S. Institute of Peace). Subscribe to weekly episodes of “Wake” on iTunes/Apple Podcasts or Google Play, ...
Thomas Carothers, who directs the democracy and rule-of-law program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, told me that the use of such tactics doesn't always go smoothly. He noted, for instance, that China's announcement came on Sunday. The country then stifled online dissent about it.
Thomas Carothers, a scholar at the Carnegie Institute for International Peace, recalls arguing with a State Department official who told him at the time, “Yeltsin is democracy in Russia,” to which Carothers said he replied, “That's not what democracy means.” But what does democracy mean? Can it include ...
That heavy-handed intervention made some Americans uneasy. Thomas Carothers, a scholar at the Carnegie Institute for International Peace, recalls arguing with a State Department official who told him at the time, “Yeltsin is democracy in Russia,” to which Mr Carothers said he replied, “That's not what ...

That heavy-handed intervention made some Americans uneasy. Thomas Carothers, a scholar at the Carnegie Institute for International Peace, recalls arguing with a State Department official who told him at the time, “Yeltsin is democracy in Russia,” to which Mr. Carothers said he replied, “That's not what ...
Thomas Carothers. Article; September 06, 2017. Summary: U.S. democracy policy is under severe strain, but writing off the United States as a key supporter of global democracy is ... Thomas Carothers. Senior Vice President for Studies. More from this author... Is the New U.S. National Security Strategy a Step Backward on ...
... the political commentator Fareed Zakaria famously warned in Foreign Affairs of the “rise of illiberal democracy,” arguing that “half of the 'democratizing' countries in the world today are illiberal democracies.” Earlier that year, also in Foreign Affairs, one of the authors of this article (Thomas Carothers) gave ...
Thomas Carothers is senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In that capacity he oversees all of the research programs at Carnegie. He also directs the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and carries out research and writing on democracy-related issues. Carothers is a leading ...
Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh—The Moynarghona refugee camp, a claustrophobic, chaotic mass of bamboo and tarpaulin shacks, slumps over hillsides stripped bare of vegetation. Scrawny teenage boys in T-shirts and sarongs linger on its edges, staring aimlessly at trucks and rickshaws skidding by.
Monday, Jan. 23 at 3:00 pm: The Center for Strategic and International Studies will host an event on the future of U.S.-Pakistan relations. Amb. Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Pakistan's representative to the U.S., will speak to Daniel Runde and Seth Jones. Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11:00 am: The American Enterprise ...
Thomas Carothers. Article; September 06, 2017. Summary: U.S. democracy policy is under severe strain, but writing off the United States as a key supporter of global ... Thomas Carothers. Senior Vice President for Studies. More from this author... Democracy Is Not Dying · Political Party Assistance: Mutual Learning Needed ...
Earlier that year, also in Foreign Affairs, one of the authors of this article (Thomas Carothers) gave a sober assessment of the state of global democracy, noting that “there is still sometimes good news on the democracy front . . . but a counter-movement of stagnation and retrenchment is evident.” And even at ...
In the West, it is difficult to escape the pessimism that pervades current discussions of global affairs. From Russia's invasion of Crimea and the never-ending crises of the European Union, to the Syrian catastrophe and the rise of the Islamic State (also known as ISIS), the world appears to be tearing at the ...
Left to right: Ashley Chavon Roberts, Levy Lewis Jenkins and Jeremy Lance Lewis have each been charged with one count of hindering apprehension or punishment of a criminal and one count of murder in Carothers' death. (Credit: Long County Sheriff's Office). Story Highlights; Patrick Thomas Carothers ...
LUDOWICI — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has announced the arrest of three suspects in connection to the shooting death of United States Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers. Thank you for Reading! Please log in, or sign up for a new account and purchase a subscription to continue reading.

2 Thomas Carothers, Democracy Policy Under Obama: Revitalization or Retreat? (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2012). 3 A 2014 Chicago Council survey found that “58 percent say that the United States should play an active part in world affairs.” However, it should be ...
Thomas Carothers. Fragility Study Group Policy Brief; October 04, 2016. Summary: The troubling, even alarming trend of closing space for civil society around the world has a direct but not always recognized link to the large problem of state fragility. Related Topics. Democracy and Governance · Foreign Policy · Society and ...
Thomas Carothers. Paper; September 14, 2016. Summary: International efforts to advance women's political empowerment could serve as a lever to promote broader change in countries working toward consolidated democracies. Related Topics. Democracy and Governance · Economy · Political Reform · Society and ...
The skeptics of democracy promotion are having a field day. But under the radar, much of the important work continues. By Thomas Carothers. | September 8, 2016, 10:53 AM. gettyimages-51389274-crop. When the goal of fostering and strengthening democracy abroad became a significant element of U.S. foreign policy in ...
Thomas Carothers is senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In that capacity he oversees all of the research programs at Carnegie. He also directs the Democracy and Rule of Law Program and carries out research and writing on democracy-related issues. Carothers is a leading ...
Closing Space: Democracy and Human Rights Support Under Fire. Thomas Carothers, Saskia Brechenmacher. After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights now faces a serious challenge. Published February 20, 2014. Resources. Full Text · Brief; Print Page; Comments ...
In an influential column in Foreign Affairs, Carnegie's Thomas Carothers and Richard Youngs found much of projection on the democratic decline an exaggeration based on a select set of highly visible negative developments such as the Arab Spring, rise of illiberal populism in Europe and the United ...
... or what Thomas Carothers has referred to as “relentless electoralism”, often generates incentives that foment fragmentation and undermine ...
Summary: U.S. democracy policy is under severe strain, but writing off the United States as a key supporter of global democracy is premature.
Earlier that year, also in Foreign Affairs, one of the authors of this article (Thomas Carothers) gave a sober assessment of the state of global ...
By Thomas Carothers and Richard Youngs ... that year, also in Foreign Affairs, one of the authors of this article (Thomas Carothers) gave a ...
... has announced the arrest of three suspects in connection to the shooting death of United States Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers.
2 Thomas Carothers, Democracy Policy Under Obama: Revitalization or Retreat? (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International ...
... Carnegie Senior Vice President for Studies Thomas Carothers and Senior Fellow Rachel Kleinfeld discuss how the election of Donald Trump ...
U. S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers, age 53, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. He was preceded in ...
Summary: The troubling, even alarming trend of closing space for civil society around the world has a direct but not always recognized link to ...
The skeptics of democracy promotion are having a field day. But under the radar, much of the important work continues. By Thomas Carothers.
Thomas Carothers is senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In that capacity he oversees all of the research ...
Thomas Carothers, Saskia Brechenmacher. After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights ...
... democracy and rights-support activities inside their borders are now working to stop it,” wrote Thomas Carothers and Saskia Brechenmacher ...
... or what Thomas Carothers has referred to as “relentless electoralism”, often generates incentives that foment fragmentation and undermine ...
Explained Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment: “The U.S. didn't want to see left-wing governments elected and so it did engage ...
Earlier that year, also in Foreign Affairs, one of the authors of this article (Thomas Carothers) gave a sober assessment of the state of global ...
... has announced the arrest of three suspects in connection to the shooting death of United States Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers.
2 Thomas Carothers, Democracy Policy Under Obama: Revitalization or Retreat? (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International ...
... Carnegie Senior Vice President for Studies Thomas Carothers and Senior Fellow Rachel Kleinfeld discuss how the election of Donald Trump ...
U. S. Marshal Patrick Thomas Carothers, age 53, of Flowery Branch, GA passed away on Friday, November 18, 2016. He was preceded in ...
Summary: The troubling, even alarming trend of closing space for civil society around the world has a direct but not always recognized link to ...
Summary: International efforts to advance women's political empowerment could serve as a lever to promote broader change in countries ...
By Thomas CarothersThomas Carothers, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, is a leading authority ...
Thomas Carothers is senior vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In that capacity he oversees all of the research ...
Thomas Carothers, Saskia Brechenmacher. After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights ...
"In short, the prospects for serious, effective U.S. engagement by Trump to support democracy and human rights abroad look dismal," wrote Thomas Carothers, a democracy and rule of law scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ...


 

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