Articles and reports

We have curated a selection of reports, articles and reflections on issues relating to democracy and culture.

"Real News" Series on Technology and Democracy

This series of OpEds was published in the Greek newspaper "Real News," in collaboration with DCF and the Greek Representation of the European Commission.

Margrethe Vestager

Digital Democracy

Dubravka Šuica

Strengthening Democracy

Kim Conniff Taber

Dismantling Disinformation

Reflections Series: Democracy and the Virus

We asked some of the speakers from past and future editions of the Athens Democracy Forum for their thoughts on how democracy is being impacted by Covid-19.  Read their pieces below.

Kishore Mahbubani:

Where the West Went Wrong

Archbishop Nikitas:

Religion in a Time of Crisis

Nathan Gardels:

The Future is Wide Open

Luca Belgiorno-Nettis:

Innovation in Democracy

Konstantinos Zanetopoulos 

Cybersecurity: Everyone's Responsibility 

What We're Reading

We have curated an extensive list of articles and reports covering democracy and cultural issues, and have included some of the most relevant below.  

Help India Now

Junaid Nabi, Project Syndicate

How Nations Face Crises

Niall Ferguson, Noema Magazine


Why Did It Take So Long to Accept the Facts About Covid?

Zeynep Tufekci, The New York Times

The Politics Behind India’s COVID Crisis

Steve Coll, The New Yorker

Facebook is Pretending it Cares How its Platform Affects the World

Siva Vaidhyanathan, The Guardian

Do You Live in a Political Bubble?

Gus Wezerek, Ryan D. Enos and Jacob Brown, The New York Times

Share the Intellectual Property on COVID-19

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Project Syndicate


With a Feminist Foreign Policy, Biden Could Get Climate Change Right

Bridget Burns, Mara Dolan, Foreign Policy

Social Capitalism

Edoardo Campanella, Project Syndicate

How Hacking Became a Professional Service in Russia

Joshua Yaffa,The New Yorker

How 1.5 Degrees Became the Key to Climate Progress

Bill McKibben, The New Yorker

Don't Take The Narrow View of What's Happening in Gaza

Shadi Hamid, The Atlantic

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