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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

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.


China’s Cybersecurity Law could take internet censorship to a new high.

india anti sexual violence protests

A protester chants slogans as she braces herself against the spray fired from police water canons during a protest against the Indian government's reaction to recent rape incidents in India, in front of India Gate on December 23, 2012 in New Delhi, India. Photo by Daniel Berehulak / Getty Images.

India’s Supreme Court has confirmed death sentences for four men in a notorious 2012 rape case. But despite growing public opprobrium, a woman or girl is raped every 15 minutes in the country.

Free from the “nuisance” of the popular vote, these leaders are immune to the political currents that rotate power in electoral systems.

crimean tatar mejlis flag

It is critical that the international community stand with the Crimean Tatars and participate in acts of public remembrance to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of their forced deportation.

(Lorie ShaullFlickr).

After Brexit and Trump, does Emmanuel Macron’s success herald a tidal shift toward liberalism?