Kurt Bassuener is Cofounder and Senior Associate of the Democratization Policy Council, a global initiative for accountability on democracy promotion, and coauthor of its recent report Are We There Yet?: International Impatience vs. a Long-term Strategy for a Viable Bosnia. He has worked with the Office of the High Representative in Sarajevo, the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe’s Election Observation Mission in Ukraine, the International Rescue Committee, the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Balkans Initiative, the Balkan Action Council, and the Balkan Institute. He received an M.A. in European Studies from the Central European University in Prague and a B.A. in International Relations from American University’s School of International Service.