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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest

2019 Hong Kong anti-extradition bill protest. Image credit: Studio Incendo via Flickr

June has been a terrible month for internet freedom in China. July may be even worse.

People celebrate the victory of the mayoral election in Istanbul.

People celebrate the victory of candidate Ekrem Imamoglu after the rerun of the mayoral election on June 23, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. Image credit: Erhan Demirtas/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Hearings are set to begin in a case that hangs on sprawling conspiracy theories.

President Cyril Ramaphosa

President Ramaphosa's new cabinet faces significant challenges. Image credit: GovernmentZA, Flickr.

A new cabinet with internal rifts faces major challenges in the coming parliamentary term.

President Rodrigo Duterte

Authoritarian rulers around the world are leading attacks on women’s rights. Photo Credit: Presidential Communications Operations Office, Wikimedia Commons.

Authoritarian rulers around the world are leading attacks on women’s rights.

Image Credit: Pixabay

The pardon of Reuters journalists should not be mistaken as evidence authorities are easing restrictions on free speech.

AFL-CIO Solidarity button

AFL-CIO Solidarity button (University of Maryland, Labor in America Collection)

Eric Chenoweth answers questions about organized labor’s past campaigns against foreign dictatorships, and why such solidarity is lacking today.

Ukrainian far-right protesters

Photo credit: RFE/RL

In one recent case, however, police intervened and the planned event went forward.

Tiananmen Square

June 4 marks the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Credit: Morio, Wikimedia Commons.

China scholar Andrew J. Nathan answers questions on Beijing’s strategies for control at home and leadership abroad.

Protests in Guangzhou

Environmental activists protest in Guangzhou, China. Credit: Yale E360.

The regime’s repressive efforts are increasing, but they are also failing in important ways.

Orban and Trump meet in Washington

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban and US President Donald Trump shake hands before a meeting in the Oval Office. Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images

It’s partially because we enable him to do so.

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