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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Volunteers of the movement 'Aid and Freedom Venezuela Coalition' attend a rally led by Venezuelan opposition leader and self-declared acting president Juan Guaido in Caracas, on February 16, 2019. (Credit: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images).

Certain aspects of the Maduro regime, or possible missteps by the US, could thwart a positive outcome, says regional expert Javier Corrales.

Togolese president Faure Gnassingbé

Togolese president Faure Gnassingbé (Flickr/Presidency of the Republic of Benin)

Aided by weak regional oversight, the president may be getting away with a power grab.

Women pray at a mosque in Samarkand.

Women pray at a mosque in Samarkand. (Flickr/Maureen Barlin)

The president has touted his reform agenda, but religious persecution continues in practice.

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev

President Shavkat Mirziyoyev (President.uz)

The online mobilization of public opinion is a potential express lane to democratic change.

UN team navigates through Western Sahara.

UN team navigates through Western Sahara, 2010. (Flickr/United Nations Photo)

The latest peace talks have made little progress so far, but the territory may be running out of time.

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018

Hasan Minhaj at an event in California in November 2018 (Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

How should companies like Netflix respond when repressive governments order the removal of critical content?

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta

President of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta. Credit: GCIS

A possible plot to subvert term limits could shape the future of democracy in the country.

China Exporting Technodystopia

Five key trends in the Chinese Communist Party’s global media campaign.

Prisoner of conscience, Eduardo Cardet

Eduardo Cardet, a current Cuban prisoner of conscience. Credit: HazteOir.org

The country was not always an implacable foe of human rights on the international stage. 

Angela Merkel will step down as leader of the CDU. Credit: GlynLowe.com

Angela Merkel will step down as leader of the CDU. Credit: GlynLowe.com

Upcoming EU and state elections could determine the country’s new direction.

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