Patrick Basham

Democracy Institute

Patrick Basham directs the Democracy Institute, a politically independent Washington- and London-based think tank.

He is also a senior fellow with the Center for Representative Government of the Cato Institute. He authored the reports, ""Home, sweet home? Balkan migration, the EU & liberal solutions,"" and ""Balkan tiger and Balkan backwater? Today's threat to Romania's economic future."" Basham has served as an independent election observer in Africa and Asia.

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Romanian Senate, June 2014, celebrating 150 years of activity. CREDIT: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-202523758/stock-photo-bucharest-romania-romanian-senate-on-june-romanian-senate-celebrating-years-of.html">Shutterstock</a>

JAN 23, 2015 Article

Romania: On the Edge of a Democratic Cliff?

Responding to Teo Stan's article written just before Romania's November 2014 elections, Patrick Basham argues that unfortunately, Stan was over-optimistic. "On the ground in Romania, the ...