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Arch Puddington

Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies


Arch Puddington is a Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies at Freedom House.  He most recently served as the Senior Vice President for Research at Freedom House where he was responsible for the publication of Freedom in the World and other research publications, and for the development of new research and advocacy programs. He previously worked as research director for the A. Philip Randolph Institute, as executive director for the League for Industrial Democracy, and as a bureau manager for Radio Free Europe-Radio Liberty.  He writes frequently on international affairs, race relations, organized labor, and the Cold War.  His writings have appeared in Commentary, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Washington Post, National Interest, and Journal of Democracy.  He is the author of three books: Failed Utopias: Methods of Coercion in Communist Societies (ICS, 1989),  Broadcasting Freedom: The Cold War Triumph of Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty (University Press of Kentucky, 2000), and Lane Kirkland: Champion of American Labor (Wiley, 2005).  He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia and received a B.A. in English Literature.

Articles & Reports by Arch Puddington

September 18, 2017 | Blog Post
September 6, 2017 | Blog Post
April 20, 2017 | Blog Post
August 18, 2016 | Blog Post
February 9, 2016 | Blog Post
January 26, 2016 | Blog Post
July 27, 2015 | Blog Post
March 30, 2015 | Blog Post
February 25, 2015 | Blog Post
January 28, 2015 | Article
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December 5, 2014 | Blog Post
November 20, 2014 | Blog Post
October 31, 2014 | Article
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October 10, 2014 | Blog Post
September 29, 2014 | Blog Post
August 25, 2014 | Blog Post
August 19, 2014 | Blog Post
July 9, 2014 | Blog Post
July 7, 2014 | Article
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June 10, 2014 | Article
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May 2, 2014 | Blog Post
April 16, 2014 | Blog Post
March 19, 2014 | Article
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January 23, 2014 | Article
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November 26, 2013 | Blog Post
October 23, 2013 | Blog Post
June 6, 2013 | Blog Post
May 1, 2013 | Article
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March 1, 2013 | Article
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January 18, 2013 | Article
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January 16, 2013 | Article
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January 16, 2013 | Blog Post
January 15, 2013 | Article
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January 1, 2013 | Article
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December 19, 2012 | Blog Post