Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Montenegrin president Milo Djukanović. Photo credit: http://www.predsjednik.me/  

Journalists face violence from criminal groups and pressure from an entrenched political leadership.

Nicaragua arrests

Nicaraguan police present captured "terrorists."

The regime has used deadly violence, but it’s the protesters who are punished as terrorists.

Leader of the Sweden Democrats Jimmie Åkesson. Credit: Per Pettersson, Flickr/Creative Commons.

Sheri Berman of Columbia University explains the background and implications of the election results.

Unlike authoritarian-minded counterparts in the region, Romanian leaders are perverting justice mainly to save their own skins.

Observation mission of the local elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina 2016

Sandro Weltin/©Council of Europe

Media polarization both reflects and exacerbates the country’s political and ethnic divides.

A review of the forces at work in Crimea, and why the international community must keep up its pressure on Moscow.

Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions. 

American democracy still suffers from some of the rifts that opened five decades ago.

A crowd commemorates Algerian Independence Day on July 5. Credit: Nejma Rondeleux, Flickr/Creative Commons.

Fear of religious extremism helps explain the lack of democratic development in the country.

Prague, Czech Republic. Credit: Fleetingpix, Flickr/Creative Commons. 

Politicized revisions of the past help antidemocratic leaders justify their actions while sowing divisions at home and abroad.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurates the newly constructed Assam house, Shillong.  Credit: Cm.assam.gov.in/. 

The Hindu nationalist government is moving to strip legal status from millions of Muslim residents.

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