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Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Russian army soldiers in Soviet WWII uniforms march along Red Square during a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade. Credit: Sasha Mordovets. 

This year marks the centenary of the Bolshevik Revolution, a fitting moment to take note of communism’s legacy.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [State Department photo/ Public Domain].

Raising human rights concerns on his first trip to China (or failing to do so) will send a strong message.

Mehriban Aliyeva Azerbaijan

Mehriban Aliyeva. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The regime in Baku is corrupt, authoritarian, and in the middle of an economic crisis. It is also preparing to become a major gas supplier to the European Union.

Три роки тому російські війська відібрали в України кримський півострів, відтак політичні репресії у різних формах стали впливати на життя місцевих мешканців

Three years after Russian forces seized the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine, political repression has affected residents’ lives in a variety of ways.

Alternative for Germany leader Frauke Petry speaks at a party gathering in Essen in 2015. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The right-wing Alternative for Germany party has gained seats at the state level and is expected to enter the federal parliament for the first time this year.

Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Recent U.S. moves toward a more traditional China policy are welcome, but not enough to meet the challenge from Beijing.

Зважаючи на окупацію частини території України, продовження конфлікту, а також складну політичну ситуацію, оцінювання стану свободи в країні є нелегким завданням.

The release of Freedom House’s annual Freedom in the World report last week generated considerable debate about the findings for Ukraine. In the dialogue below, Arch Puddington, Distinguished Fellow for Democracy Studies, answers questions about Ukraine’s standing in Freedom in the World.

xi jinping davos world economic forum

Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, welcomes Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. Credit: World Economic Forum / Manuel Lopez.

Recent developments have shattered the smug assumption that democracies are inoculated against the spread of antidemocratic ideas and populist demagogues.

 

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