Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

September 2017

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf speaks with former United States President Barack Obama. 

The next president could strengthen democracy in the country, or drag it back into old patterns of corruption and violence.

Спортивная политика правящего режима позволяет получить представление о том, каким является подход властей к вопросам управления и внешней политики.

Zselyke Csaky

The leadership in Warsaw has gone well beyond the antidemocratic playbook pioneered by Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, brazenly fracturing the rule of law and threatening European integrity.

Credit: Voice of America.

Secession movements are sometimes justified, but statehood alone does not solve long-standing governance problems.

 
Arch Puddington

A regime’s sports policy offers insights on its approach to governance and foreign affairs.

Aided by Chinese support and U.S. indifference, the government has moved to ensure complete dominance ahead of the 2018 elections.

EU election observor

(Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

The shortcomings of the international missions in Kenya present an opportunity to improve election monitoring standards for all countries. 

 
community of democracies madeleine albright and tom malinowski

Photo Credit: Community of Democracies.

Robert Herman

The United States is convening a Community of Democracies conference, but does it still believe in the organization’s mission?

Arch Puddington

Leaders in Beijing have avoided opprobrium for appalling actions on their behalf.