Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

President Cyril Ramaphosa. Credit: The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa / Flickr. 

The administration’s first moves have raised hopes that the corruption and neglect of the Zuma era are truly coming to an end.

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Photo by Julia Berezovska/Press office NB.

Denying the problem’s existence will only help perpetuate it.

President Faure Gnassingbe of Togo. 

Regional leaders’ handling of a term-limit dispute could either strengthen or undermine recent democratic progress.

Credit: Kremlin.ru. 

The election may be in the bag, but in many other ways Russia is going off the rails.

Rulers in Moscow, Cairo, and Baku are eager to show their strength, but afraid to put it to a real test.

Credit. Kremlin.ru

An erosion of democratic standards around the world is now affecting the most basic element of democracy.

Iksander Yerimbetov

Iksander Yerimbetov. Credit: Forbes.kz

The state’s abusive tactics in the case of an exiled oligarch can also be used against politicians, activists, and journalists.

Vučić’s ruling SNS party didn't need dirty tricks to win Belgrade's elections — but, perhaps they thought it better to be safe than sorry.

The events of the past month suggest several ways to counter antidemocratic pressure from China’s government.

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The Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge where Nemstov was killed in central Moscow. 

On Sunday, thousands of people turned out across Russia to commemorate the third anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s assassination.

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