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How did ISIS manage to capture Mosul? Zainab al-Suwaij, executive director of the American Islamic Congress and a trustee of Freedom House, answers questions on recent developments in Iraq.

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Turkey’s paramount leader is moving from the premiership to the presidency amid talk of constitutional change, but his divisive and autocratic governance style will remain the same.

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On August 1, Freedom House and the Center for International Private Enterprise hosted a discussion on the economic and political future of the African continent, in advance of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. Participants included representatives of investment firms, a former U.S. ambassador to South Africa, the CEO of the Kenyan Manufacturers Association, and former president of Malawi Joyce Banda.

This year’s event honors Kenyan activist Maina Kiai and Congressman Frank Wolf with keynote remarks provided by former Russian political prisoner Mikhail Khodorkovsky, his first address in the United States since his December 2013 release.

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