Freedom at Issue: Insights on the global struggle for democracy | Freedom House

Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Onerous new regulations threaten to cripple Ukraine's civil society sector, particularly affecting groups engaged in the fight against corruption.

At a time where Moldova is exceptionally vulnerable to pressure from Russia, a new NGO draft law poses serious threats to fundamental freedoms.

Photo: Omar Azzazy (Flickr/CC)

Erdoğan’s relentless drive for power has worsened fissures in society, the military, and the ruling party itself.

President Trump’s use of the term raises questions to which there are no simple answers.

A month riddled with perilous anniversaries offers a showcase for the Communist Party’s upgraded internet controls.

Donald Trump Poland trip

President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, President Andrzej Duda, and First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda | July 6, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks).

There was much for President Trump to learn from his brief visit to Poland this week, but perhaps not the lessons he expected. 

Paul Manafort. 

Easy money from dictatorships is leading U.S. consultants down a path of corruption and moral turpitude.

A new Freedom House report examines the Polish leadership’s brazen efforts to exert partisan control over the media in a lynchpin European democracy.

By stepping back from consultation with civil society groups, Ukrainian officials are sidelining a force that drove the 2014 revolution and subsequent democratic reforms.

Liberal democracy is under threat, and all who cherish it must come to its defense.