Poland has become a crucial battleground in the drive by authoritarian-minded leaders to gain control over political discourse and limit media pluralism.
Freedom House and a coalition of civil society partners releasing a list of foreign officials in 15 countries suspected of large-scale corruption or serious human rights abuses, and recommending them for sanction by the United States government.
A regime’s sports policy offers insights on its approach to governance and foreign affairs.
Aided by Chinese support and U.S. indifference, the government has moved to ensure complete dominance ahead of the 2018 elections.
Modern authoritarianism has succeeded, where previous totalitarian systems failed, due to new strategies of repression, the exploitation of open societies, and the spread of illiberal policies in democratic countries themselves.
In this issue: Censorship ahead of 19th Party Congress, surveillance upgrades, and how Chinese content restrictions are reaching Cambridge, Italy, and California.