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US Democracy Groups Mark 30 Years of Progress, Controversy

Democracy has made numerous advances around the world in the past three decades, thanks in part to several U.S.-based organizations. The National Endowment for Democracy and related groups are celebrating their 30th anniversary. Much of the world is more democratic today than when the National Endowment for Democracy [NED] was established in 1983. The private, nonprofit group, which receives funds from Congress, has helped foster that change, according to its longtime president, Carl...

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