Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Host nation Russia and its authoritarian ilk are unlikely to go far against even the smallest democratic powerhouses.

Jimmie Akesson Photo

Jimmie Åkesson, leader of the Sweden Democrats © Per Pettersson

With protean policies and social media savvy, populists have run circles around their mainstream opponents.

The Cambodia Daily Image

© U.S. Embassy Phnom Penh, Cambodia

The state has steadily purged critical voices from the information landscape ahead of national elections in July.

Жителі Криму борються за отримання базових прав людини в умовах переслідувань з боку російських спецслужб

Bridge between Crimea and Russia

© kremlin.ru

Crimeans struggle to exercise their basic human rights amid Russian persecution.

The maps and graphs below illustrate three major patterns that will affect the continent’s future path.

President Nicolás Maduro © Agencia de Noticias ANDES

The world’s autocrats seem more willing to dispense with the appearance of honest elections.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on stage at the City National Civic in San Jose for Facebook's F8 2017 Developers Conference. Credit: Maurizio Pesce. 

Rather than abandoning institutions like the European Union and Facebook, we should push them to act more like democracies.

Recent developments shed light on the phenomenon’s immediate and long-term implications.

Conditions are deteriorating in Tanzania, but Ethiopia shows that this may only be the beginning.

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