Since the mid-1990s, the international community has invested time, energy, and resources to promote democracy in socialist Yugoslavia's successor multiethnic states. After over a decade, and in the face of continuing economic problems, intercommunal violence, and the resurgence of nationalist political parties, critics question the impact of all this well-intentioned foreign intervention. With support from the United States Institute of Peace
, the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund
, the National Council on East European and Eurasian Research
, scholars and affiliates of the Watson Institute
have worked with policymakers and practitioners to document the impacts of different approaches to democracy-building and to develop assessment techniques to help guide future initiatives.