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

Freedom at Issue:

Insights on the global struggle for democracy

Under Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin has suppressed the legacy of the Soviet Union’s leading dissident, whose warnings against unconditional détente remain relevant today.

Simultaneous visits to Washington by the Chinese leader and three Hong Kong democracy activists offer the United States a chance to show the world where it stands.

Multinational corporations stand to benefit from improved freedom of expression in the countries where they operate. Recognizing this, some are already lending their support.

When Chinese president Xi Jinping makes his first state visit to the United States, set to begin September 22, the White House will need to address the problems that the Communist Party’s mounting information controls pose for both countries’ economies.

In a book published this year, former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo argues that governance reforms could make Latin America a model of success for the world.

What do the prominent Republican presidential candidates have to say on three strategically important authoritarian states?

Congress should pass, and the president should sign, the proposed Global Magnitsky Act.

 

While the international community is focused on fighting in Ukraine, Syria, and Afghanistan, another crisis is looming in Central Asia’s most fragile state, Tajikistan.

Pro-EU governments over the last six years have failed to tackle rampant graft, and after a billion-dollar bank theft, protesters have had enough.

As the United States stands by, its Turkish ally is sliding into a politically motivated civil conflict and crippling efforts to combat the Islamic State.

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