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On June 25, the United States Supreme Court ruled in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, gauranteeing same-sex couples the right to marry. 

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Democratization efforts in Europe and Eurasia face new, increasingly aggressive attacks by authoritarian states and other adversaries, according to Nations in Transit 2015, released today...

Nations in Transit is the only comprehensive, comparative, and multidimensional study of reform in the former Communist states of Europe and Eurasia. Nations in Transit tracks the reform record of 29 countries and administrative areas.

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Nations in Transit 2015: Democracy on the Defensive in Europe and Eurasia
Nations in Transit 2015

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Following Russian authorities' search and confiscation of equipment at the office and homes of individuals associated with Golos, the Russian voters’ rights and free election advocacy group, with a

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to the United States announcing its resumption of military aid to Bahrain.

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In response to the arrest of human rights activists in Cuba, Freedom House issued the following statement:

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Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Mozambique’s decriminalization of homosexuality. 

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Arch Puddington
July 7, 2015


A new book by the former U.S. ambassador reveals a prime minister who disdains democratic principles, prefers cronyism to market competition, and sees his country as a victim of hostile foreign interests.


Freedom in the World 2015

New Release: Freedom in the World 2015, the latest edition of its annual report on political rights and civil liberties in 195 countries around the globe.

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