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United States President Trump nominated Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State.

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An erosion of democratic standards around the world is now affecting the most basic element of democracy.

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Iksander Yerimbetov. Credit: Forbes.kz

The state’s abusive tactics in the case of an exiled oligarch can also be used against politicians, activists, and journalists.

Cuban authorities refused to allow two former Latin American presidents to enter the country to attend a democracy-related award ceremony this week.

United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson embarks on first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa as secretary, traveling to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Nigeria starting March 6.

Vučić’s ruling SNS party didn't need dirty tricks to win Belgrade's elections — but, perhaps they thought it better to be safe than sorry.

Iran is detaining more than 4,000 protesters, hijab protesters, and members of minority groups.

Costa Rica’s National Restoration Party candidate for vice presidente is promising that an NRP-led government would work to exclude LGBT persons from senior government positions. 

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Ukraine’s Parliament, the Rada, is scheduling votes on legislation that would increase government monitoring of civil society institutions and politicize the human rights Ombudsman.

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Two Tanzanian opposition political leaders are sentenced to prison amidst growing concern for Tanzania's commitment to democracy and human rights. 

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