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The upheaval of the Arab Spring has focused attention on the challenges and potential pitfalls of democratic transitions, making the paths and outcomes of Democracy's Third Wave particularly relevant. In Asia, the trend toward democracy has proved resilient, but remains a work in progress. In Latin America, democracy has taken root, though considerable variety remains in its experience and quality. And in Eastern and Central Europe, the distance between democratic successes and failures has become entrenched.