Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Sarah Cook

Valuable journalism is fading in China as state-funded digital media grow.

Tyler Roylance

It all happened a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, but these simple truths about dictatorship and democracy building seem to be universal.

The government’s recent pressure on nongovernmental organizations threatens a central pillar of the country’s democratic system—and ordinary Kenyans appreciate what they stand to lose.

Zselyke Csaky

After years of orderly government and economic growth, a constitutional crisis has thrown the country’s democratic credentials into doubt. 

Tyler Roylance

Despite plunging oil revenues and crippling sanctions, Russia's leader keeps adding to his collection of costly, unresolved military adventures. 

Elections offered a way out of dismal misrule for several countries in 2015, but the year was otherwise dominated by war, terrorism, repression, and bigotry.

Kate Hixon

Having missed opportunities to prevent the current crisis, the international community must now act decisively to halt the violence and push for a negotiated solution.

Sarah Cook

Despite the Chinese government's rhetoric of not interfering in other countries' affairs, CCP censorship and propaganda are now a global phenomenon.

Alexander Brockwehl

Public frustration with the Maduro administration is expected to overcome extensive manipulation by the government, and the ruling party will face international pressure to accept the results.

With general elections set for early 2016, the government and ruling party have made a mockery of the reform process they initiated last year.

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